Father of MMA star Nurmagomedov dies as result of coronavirus

The father and former trainer of Russian Mixed Martial Arts star Khabib Nurmagomedov has died at 57 after contracting coronavirus, Chechen leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced on Friday. “I’ve received sad news, friends, that Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov has left this world,” Kadyrov wrote on Telegram messenger, saying he was expressing the condolences of the “whole Chechen people.” The fighter’s father was first hospitalised in April in his native North Caucasus region of Dagestan and was later transferred to a Moscow clinic. Khabib Nurmagomedov, the 31-year-old UFC lightweight champion, in May urged people…

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