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Coach of the Russian fighter of the mixed style (MMA) Habib Nurmagomedov Javier Mendez spoke about the returning fighter in the octagon after the death of his father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. His words are presented in Twitter MMA on SiriusXM.
“Can’t even imagine how this situation will affect the battle in September, because of have no idea what is in the mind of this poor guy. I’ll be with him, whatever he wanted to do. If he wants to fight, then I’m with him, if not too. If he decides to retire, I’m on his side,” said Mendez.
The coach added that Nurmagomedov wants to continue the legacy of his father. “Habib helped coach his cousin, Islam and other rising young stars,” said he.
57-year-old coach died on 3 July. He was hospitalized in April, when he was diagnosed with coronavirus. The cause of death was complications after the disease.
Khabib Nurmagomedov — UFC champion at lightweight. His father had brought up several current fighters of the promotion.
Video, photo All from Russia.