Abdulmanap died in a Moscow hospital due to complications from the Covid-19 infection, according to the RT.com website. He was 57 years old.
“I ask Allah to bless the deceased with his mercy, to give patience to your believing hearts despite the pain and to reunite with our loved ones in heaven.
“Khabib is very strong, his family is very strong and his father is very strong,” said Abdelaziz. “He is improving. He has opened his eyes and he answers a little – good sign. Allah is in control.”
RT.com reported that Abdulmanap suffered a heart attack after being diagnosed with coronavirus. He then underwent emergency bypass surgery, after which he was placed in a medical coma twice.
“I am truly sorry to learn of the death of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. A genius in combat sports and an absolute inspiration for so many promising fighters.
“Unfortunately, it is not entering its peak in causing such a loss and such a tragedy. RIP and best wishes to his family during this difficult time.”
Khabib Nurmagomedov, 31, is the reigning UFC lightweight champion and has the longest active defeat streak in MMA.
Describing Abdulmanap as a “world-renowned mixed martial arts trainer,” RT.com said that Khabib’s father had converted part of the family home to a gym, where the son learned to wrestle