Nurmagomedov family friend details tragic death of Khabib’s father Abdulmanap — RT Sport News


Doctors were unable to save Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father of UFC lightweight champion Khabib, due to irreversible brain trauma caused by a stroke, said a family friend who gave details of the 57-year-old’s tragic death.

Chechen Republic leader Ramzan Kadyrov announced on Friday that Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov had died in a Moscow hospital after a months-long battle with complications brought on by a Covid-19 infection.

The news came despite reports in recent weeks, including from Khabib himself, that there were signs of recovery from the respected MMA trainer. 

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Sadly, however, doctors were unable to save the 57-year-old from the effects of a stroke and heart attack he suffered following his coronavirus infection, said family friend Ramazan Rabadanov.  

“Abdulmanap suffered two strokes, in his heart [a heart attack] and brain,” he told Russian outlet Championat.    

“They managed to treat his heart, but not his brain, so he didn’t emerge from a coma. 

“The situation was too serious, it was already too late. 

“The doctors did everything they could, they even tried to connect him with the president [Putin], but his condition was too serious.” 

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov had first fallen ill at the end of April in his homeland of Dagestan, where he was initially treated in a local hospital for pneumonia-like symptoms.

After his condition worsened, he was sent by special flight to Moscow where he was treated in a military hospital.

It was there where he tested positive for Covid-19 and shortly after suffered a heart attack and stroke brought on by the disease.

Following heart surgery Abdulmanap was placed in a medically-induced coma but later regained consciousness, even communicating at a basic level with those around him, including 31-year-old son Khabib.  

However, his condition evidently deteriorated, leaving MMA fans and many beyond to mourn one of the most widely-respected trainers in the sport.  

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