Islam Makhachev’s emotional message to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father after becoming champion will bring tears to your eyes

Islam Makhachev’s emotional message to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father after becoming champion will bring tears to your eyes

Islam Makhachev pay his respect to Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov

Islam Makhachev has finally fulfilled “father’s plan” come true. The newly crowned lightweight champion is filled with emotions as he fulfills his late coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov’s wish.

Everything about Islam Makhachev’s title win is poetic. The lightweight fighter who was widely claimed to be the protege to the former dominant champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has finally brought the belt back to Dagestan after two years. If you have followed Makhachev’s career, the word, “father’s plan” needs no explaining.

Islam Makhachev became the champion at UFC 280 defeating Charles Oliveira in Abu Dhabi. The new champion pays his respect to his late coach, also the father of Khabib Nurmagomedov, in his recent Instagram post. The caption to this post will well you up. “My coach was the first to believe in me when I first came to the gym and did not even think of becoming a fighter,” wrote Makhachev.

“I wasn’t special, I wasn’t different from the rest and throughout my career, he believed in me and told me that I would be a champion, that I just needed to practice. And today, when I became a champion, I would really like to put this belt on my coach, in the octagon. If you were by my side, it would have been a more meaningful victory for me. May the Almighty grant you the highest rank of Paradise coach,” Makhachev wrote in his emotional message on Instagram.

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What is the “father’s plan” that Khabib and Islam Makhachev refer to?

Islam Makhachev- Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov
Islam Makhachev and Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father of the former champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was also a mentor to the new champion Islam Makhachev. Both Islam and Khabib grew up together under the guidance of the late Abdulmanap.

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According to Khabib, his father always wanted his son to pass on the baton to Makhachev when it was time for Khabib to hang his gloves. In 2020, “The Eagle” decided to retire from the sport of professional fighting following the death of Abdulmanap. After his retirement, Khabib was focused on making sure Makhachev, who was a rising lightweight fulfilled his father’s dream.

To Team Khabib’s delight, Islam Makhachev fulfilled “father’s plan” at UFC 280 when he submitted Charles Oliveira in the second round. Makhachev became the lightweight champion in the very octagon Khabib Nurmagomedov decided to vacate the lightweight throne. You couldn’t write a script like this!

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