One of the big names in recent UFC history, Khabib Nurmagomedov, has resumed training routines. Two weeks after his father’s death, Abdulmanap, the victim of complications from Covid-19 at the age of 57, the linear lightweight champion (up to 70.3 kg.) Was registered practising boxing. Youcef’s profile released the images on Twitter.
“The king is back,” wrote the moderators.
Before the family tragedy with his father and mentor in the martial arts, Khabib negotiated to fight the long-awaited fight against Justin Gaethje for the unification of the lightweight belt. The clash was speculated for September 19 at UFC 253. However, after Abdulmanap’s death, the deal did not materialize.
In a recent interview, Dana White, president of Ultimate, stated that he would not pressure the lineal champion to return to the octagon. The ‘big boss’ understands the awkward moment experienced by the Russian and will wait until the ‘Eagle’ is ready for the next step.
On the other hand, Nurmagomedov’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, declared that his athlete would be seen performing in 2020. Despite making Khabib’s tough moment clear, the fighter’s representative assured that the champion would not retire.
— Youcef🥊🥋 (@yfab_mma) July 26, 2020