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Khabib Nurmagomedov admits father’s demise is affecting his coaching… however hopes it would ‘make him stronger’

Khabib Nurmagomedov admits father’s death is affecting his training… but hopes it will ‘make him stronger’


KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV admitted his father’s demise is having an have an effect on on his coaching.

However he hopes he can use the tragic ache of shedding his function mannequin to “make him stronger”.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov continues to be struggling to return to the phrases with the lack of his father Abdulmanap who died in July[/caption]

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov died on July three aged 57 after struggling a coronary heart assault and pneumonia following a constructive take a look at for Covid-19.

Many thought MMA hero Khabib, 31, would retire after the affect his dad had on his profession and their shut bond.

However he’s now again in coaching and making ready for an undisputed light-weight combat with interim champ Justin Gaethje who beat Tony Ferguson in Might.

The showdown is scheduled for UFC 254 on October 24, with two of Khabib’s cousins and one other team-mate additionally set to be on the cardboard.

Talking in a press convention, Khabib confessed the ache continues to be uncooked as he continues to grieve.

He stated: “You realize, I’m positive everybody on this room misplaced somebody.

“A pal, a neighbour, a cousin, a mom, a father, girlfriend. Everybody goes by means of loss, I perceive that.

“However however it’s very tough. Some individuals have strictly a father-son relationship, however my father was very near me.


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“We had been like mates. He was my father and coach, we had been at all times collectively. We had been very shut.

“In fact I’m unhappy. If I inform you with a straight face that it doesn’t have an effect on my coaching, that’d be a lie. It does have an effect on me, I take into consideration him on a regular basis.”

Abdulmanap was at all times a daily in his son’s camp in coaching and on combat nights.


In order he will get able to step again into the octagon for the primary time since his father’s passing, Khabib is hoping to try to use the devastating loss as motivation to win and prolong his good 28-Zero UFC report.

The Russian added: “Possibly this ache will put me on one other degree and make me stronger.

“Any problem both breaks you or makes you stronger. We’ll see what it does to me in time.”

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Khabib addressed the media in a press convention and opened up on his ache forward of dealing with Justin Gaethje[/caption]