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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Mixed Martial Arts – McGregor set for UFC return in January

Former two-weight UFC champion Conor McGregor is set to return to the octagon on Jan. 18 where he will take on veteran American Donald “Cowboy” Cerrone in a welterweight bout at UFC 246, promotion boss Dana White has told ESPN. “Conor has signed and ‘Cowboy’ is ready to go,” the UFC president said, giving the green light for the return of one of MMA’s most bankable stars. Irishman McGregor, who has 21 professional wins and four losses in MMA and a single defeat to Floyd Mayweather on his professional boxing…

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Malaysian MMA stars set to stamp their mark of greatness

Kuala Lumpur: The largest global sports media property in Asian history, ONE Championship (ONE), recently announced its much awaited line-up for ONE: MARK OF GREATNESS, set for the Axiata Arena, Kuala Lumpur on Dec 6, 2019. Once again, the absolute best in world-class martial arts talent will descend upon the ONE Circle to showcase their skills. And for fans of Malaysian martial arts heroes, there’s definitely plenty to look forward to. Wushu World Champion and former MIMMA Women’s Champion, Jihin Radzuan, has been in solid form. Wushu World Champion and…

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