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Khabib Nurmagomedov faces-off with Conor McGregor (Image by Steven Ryan/Getty Images)
Former enemy, Conor McGregor, sends condolences to Khabib Nurmagomedov on death of father.
On Friday early morning the Mixed Martial Arts neighborhood lost a prominent member. UFC light-weight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov passed away after suffering heart issues and complications stemming from coronavirus. Nurmagomedov was a huge part of his son’s life and fighting career. The outpouring of love from other fighters and fans shows how much he has touched those around him. One man who took to Twitter to express his condolences was Nurmagomedov’s former opponent, Conor McGregor.
“The loss of a father, a coach, and a dedicated supporter of the sport,” McGregor wrote. “Condolences and rest in peace Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.“
The loss of a father, a coach, and a dedicated supporter of the sport. Condolences and rest in peace Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) July 3, 2020
Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov have a long history
McGregor and Nurmagomedov have actually had their share of distinctions in thepast Throughout the weeks leading up to their UFC 229 battle, there was no love lost. Both men revealed authentic hatred which just appeared to grow following the battle. The brawl that broke out following Nurmagomedov’s won put not just the 2 fighters versus each other however their teams.
Over time McGregor was still searching for that rematch with Nurmagomedov and it appeared that his father was the loudest in rejecting it cometrue When Nurmagomedov fell ill and was transferred to a Moscow health center McGregor was one of the lots of to send his prayers through social media.
” Wishing the recovery of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov,”McGregor wrote A guy accountable for more World champions, throughout several battling disciplines, than we even understand. A true martial genius! Extremely saddened upon hearing this news tonight. Wishing the Nurmagomedov family at this time”
Although these 2 might never ever see eye to eye and the rematch might never ever come to fulfillment shared regard might remain in the work throughout this hard time.
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