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Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Father Passes Away Due to COVID-19 Complications

July 3, 2020 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has lost his father to complications from COVID-19. MMA journalist Chisanga Malata has reported that Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov passed away at the age of 57.

Abdulmanap was hospitalized back in April in Dagestan and was eventually flown to a military hospital in Moscow per MMA Weekly. He tested positive for COVID-19 there and suffered a heart attack in May brought on by the virus. He was placed into a medically induced coma and reportedly passed away due to brain injuries caused by a stroke that stemmed from complications.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov served as his son’s coach throughout his MMA career and was in his corner for his win over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242.

On behalf of 411, our condolences to the family and friends of Mr. Nurmagomedov.