Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the veteran coach has passed away at the age of 57 due to complications stemming from COVID-19 infections. He had also wrestled from an early age, before undergoing training in Judi and Sambo in the military. Abdulmanap was a senior coach for the combat sambo national team in the Republic of Dagestan, training several athletes in sambo in Makhachkala, Russia.
Abdulmanap suffered a heart attack after being diagnosed with COVID-19, which required emergency bypass surgery, after which he was twice placed into a medically-induced coma. His condition had been reported by doctors as ‘serious but stable’, but it has now been reported that the Nurmagomedov has sadly finally lost his battle with the disease.
The role played by the decorated coach is crucial in the rise of Khabib Nurmagomedov, the undefeated reigning UFC lightweight champion. The news came as a shock to the MMA Community around the world. The veteran coach played a key role in the rise of the sport of Mixed Martial Arts across the region producing an incredible lineup of talent with world class wrestling skills.
We here at Arabs MMA join the global combat sports community to mourn the loss of the legendary coach who will forever be remembered for raising a generation of warriors who changed the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and became worthy and highly acclaimed warriors respected and revered. The loss of the beloved coach is irreplaceable.