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Khabib Nurmagomedov pays tribute to his late father on Instagram

LockerRoom Team
22 July 2020

Reigning UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov paid tribute to his late father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov by writing down a verse from the Quran along with a picture on Instagram.

One of the well-known coaches in the Martial Arts circuit, Abdulmanap died earlier this month due to the health complications that arose after he tested positive for COVID-19. He was put in a medically induced coma after a heart-surgery as a result and passed away after a few weeks although he was becoming stable.

Below is what Khabib wrote on his Instagram page:

"Quran 17:23-24.

And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while] with you, say not to them [so much as], "uff," and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word.

And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, "My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was] small."

Currently holding a professional record of 28-0 to his name, Khabib’s last fight came against Dustin Poirier which he won via third-round submission. While the return dates of Khabib is not confirmed yet, According to his manager Ali Abdelaziz, Khabib will be fighting Interim UFC Lightweight champion Justin Gaethje next.

Image Courtesy: Bleacher Report

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