Khabib’s father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov had tears in his eyes watching his son turn out to be UFC champion in opposition to Al Iaquinta in Brooklyn


Khabib Nurmagomedov lastly fulfilled his life-long dream of turning into UFC light-weight champion on this very day again in 2018 in opposition to Al Iaquinta.

But the one particular person who wished to see ‘The Eagle’ hoist the gold belt aloft greater than anybody was miles away in Russia.

‘Raging’ Al Iaquinta took the fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov on just 24 hours’ notice in Brooklyn

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‘Raging’ Al Iaquinta took the battle in opposition to Khabib Nurmagomedov on simply 24 hours’ discover in Brooklyn
‘The Eagle’ claimed a lopsided win, yet his father was not there to celebrate


‘The Eagle’ claimed a lopsided win, but his father was not there to have fun

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov raised his son within the mountains of Dagestan with the shared dream of attaining UFC championship standing.

Having amassed a document of 16 wins and no losses, he made the transfer to the UFC and recorded an additional 9 wins earlier than he was lastly granted a title shot.

Nevertheless, points along with his father’s visa meant Abdulmanap was compelled to observe his son dominate Iaquinta at UFC 223 on the Barclay’s Middle in Brooklyn hundreds of miles from his residence in Dagestan.

Footage obtained from We Love MMA reveals the poignant second when Khabib had the gold belt wrapped round his waist and proceeded to thank his father, who was near tears.

Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap (right) always wanted his son to retire undefeated as the best fighter on the planet

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Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap (proper) at all times wished his son to retire undefeated as the perfect fighter on the planet

Khabib would defend his belt simply six months later in Las Vegas in opposition to Conor McGregor at UFC 229, with the vitriol and anger surrounding the occasion blurring his unimaginable achievements considerably.

But there was to be an occasion the place Abdulmanap lastly watched his son battle within the UFC in individual, with the principle occasion of UFC 242 pitting the light-weight nice in opposition to Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi.

‘The Eagle’ retained his belt but once more along with his father within the entrance row and the 2 males lastly shared a heat embrace within the aftermath of a battle. It was to be the final time they may have fun in such a way as Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov tragically lost his life in 2020 after a battle with COVID-19.

But having helped his son achieve his wildest dreams, his standing as an MMA nice is properly assured.