The coach of the Russian fighter Khabib Nurmagomedov, Javier Mendes, spoke about the feelings of the UFC lightweight champion due to the death of his father.
“I first spoke to Khabib about this two weeks ago. He still misses his father and how they were connected. Abdulmanap was everything to him. Father’s blessing gave Khabib the strength to go out and do what he needed to do. Everything that his father wanted, Khabib always did. Now he does not have it. Now he should focus on the legacy that his father so wanted for him, “– Mendes told ESPN.
The Russian coach also commented on the possible fight between Nurmagomedov and Georges Saint-Pierre: This fight would definitely be an excellent fight for the legacy. If the UFC can organize this fight, then I want to see 30-0 at its end.
Earlier, UFC President Dana White said that Nurmagomedov could end his professional career with a fight against Saint-Pierre.