The coronavirus pandemic continues to claim the lives of thousands of people around the world, and in sports it is no exception. Derived from the consequences of this world crisis, he has died at the age of 57 Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father of the current lightweight world champion in Ultimate Fighter Championship (UFC), Khabib Nurmagomedov. The Russian was in serious condition for a while, but in recent weeks the worst was confirmed for mixed martial arts.
Anyway, now there is good news for MMA lovers: Khabib Nurmagomedov Not only will he not retire, but he will fight Justin Gaethje before the end of 2020, according to their manager Ali Abdelaziz. “It will be a fight between two of the best light weights in the world in the recent era,” said the aforementioned. The death of Abdulmanap, his father, mentor and coach, earlier this month for coronavirus, had questioned the future of one of the great stars of the UFC.
There is already a great expectation
“Everyone understands how close they were Khabib and his father and logically he is heartbroken but Abdulmanap He would have wanted his son to continue fighting to complete his legacy. We all saw what Justin Gaethje did to his latest opponent. He tore Tony Ferguson apart, made him look like an absolute fan. We lost someone very important and the behavior of the UFC has been incredible, especially Dana’s. He has been communicating with Khabib continuously, “said Abdelaziz.