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 pandemic, he 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 the past few weeks the worst was confirmed for mixed martial arts.
The lightweight champion of UFC, Khabib Nurmagomedov, always had a very high self-esteem and enormous respect towards his father Abdulmanap, who died of the coronavirus a few days ago. But now that his head coach and mentor is gone, many have some doubts about the athlete’s future, as expressed by his teammate Daniel Cormier, who feels insecure about the career of “The Eagle”, which many name as the best of all time.
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 from coronavirus, had called into question the future of one of the great stars of the UFC.