Animated Short Shows Special Bond Between Khabib Nurmagomedov & His Father

The untimely passing of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov due to COVID-19 complications was a tragedy felt around the MMA world, and of course, no one felt it quite so much as the Nurmagomedov family. The bond between Abdulmanap and his son, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, was a special one, as the father-son duo also shared a coach-student relationship. Abdulmanap played a crucial role in his son’s MMA career, and there were concerns that Khabib would never fight again following his father’s passing.

We soon learned that this wouldn’t be the case, however, as Khabib agreed to fight Justin Gaethje in the main event of this weekend’s UFC 254. The evening will no doubt be an emotional one for Khabib, who will be hoping to improve his flawless record to 29-0.

As UFC 254 approaches, BT Sport has released a touching animated short celebrating the life of Abdulmanap and his bond with Khabib. It’s as heartbreaking as it is heartwarming, so get the tissues ready.


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