Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov died aged 57 due to complications related to the coronavirus, and was announced by Khabib’s manager on Friday morning.
McGregor tweeted: “The loss of a father, a coach, and a dedicated supporter of the sport. Condolences and rest in peace Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.”
Earlier McGregor’s coach, John Kavanagh, posted a message reading: “Very sorry to hear of the passing of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. A genius of combat sports and absolute inspiration to so many up and coming fighters. Sadly only entering his prime of coaching, such a loss and tragedy. RIP and best wishes to his family during this difficult time.”
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