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Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov
Spelling Abdulmanap Magomedovich Nurmagomedov
Gender Male
Nationality Russia
Ethnic Dagestani
Job Russian Wrestler
Desc Abdulmanap Magomedovich, is a master of sports of the USSR in freestyle wrestling. Has the title of Honored Coach of Russia. The first successes in the coaching field came in 1992, after the victory of Nurmagomed Nurmagomedov’s younger brother at the World Sambo Championship for the national team of Ukraine
  He trained with well-known trainers, such as Peter Butriy, honored coach of the USSR, in the national team from Vladimir Nevzorov, triumphant in the 1976 Olympics in judo in Montreal


Son Khabib Nurmagomedov
Nepnew Abubakar Nurmagomedov
Pupil Peter Butriy
  Vladimir Nevzorov
  Islam Makhachev
  Rustam Khabilov
  Azamat Hashimov
  Shamil Zavurov
  Gadzhimurad Nurmagomedov
  Magomedrasul Hasbulaev
Colleague Ali Abdelaziz
  Zubaira Tukhugov

2011 05 31 Retrieve

[Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov explains how he prepares Shamil Zavurov for his future fight] High mountain training, 1700 meters above sea level in a pine forest. Dagestan is a mountainous country. It presents its own challenges and benefits. In the elevation of the mountains, we train for 45 days; this helps prepare Shamil and get him into as best as shape as possible

[Coach Nurmagomedov sees big things in Shamil’s future] I feel the main things needed to be a successful fighter are a high level of commitment, an education, eagerness to learn all facets of the sport and a good upbringing. He has very few weaknesses if any. He’s incredibly disciplined and gifted with natural speed and genetics

2015 04 30 Retrieve

[Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov explains Khabib will likely require surgery and will be sidelined for a total of five months] Khabib injured his meniscus. The diagnosis is confirmed. They will operate in the next few days in Los Angeles. He can fight again only in five months; two months for recovery after surgery and another three for a training camp

[Abdulmanap also confirmed that Khabib injured his right knee, which is the same one that troubled him last year] In July, he had torn anterior ligament and medial meniscus. Now the meniscus is damaged. I do not know whether internal or external

[The long-time coach expressed his disappointment with the situation, as he believes Khabib was perfectly prepared for his encounter later this month] He weighs 80 kg right now. He was perfectly prepared. He always worked with his doctor to take the injection for his knee. Two 15-minute sparring sessions with rotating sparing partners - Khabib was working at a very good pace

2015 06 09 Retrieve

[Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov discusses his son’s recovery and whether ican Kickboxing Academy is to blame for the injuries] Khabib’s recovery is normal, according to the plan. He was treated in Las Vegas. In the meantime, he carries out only the work that is available in his physical state. After a month or two, I hope we will be able to start with Khabib’s full training

[While Abdulmanap won’t deny that ican Kickboxing Academy has some ‘traumatic’ sparring sessions, he believes it is the price one must pay to have a gym full of champions and title contenders] Yes, I agree that there is a lot of sparring at AKA. Yes, it can be traumatic, even that you cannot argue. But, look in this room, there are two UFC champions - Cain Velasquez and Daniel Cormier, a contender for the middleweight belt, Luke Rokhold, and Khabib close to the fight for the title. That is a selection that no other gym can boast. They have to continue to train in the same vein

2016 11 23 Retrieve

[while Nurmagomedov recently threatened to leave UFC if he doesn’t get a shot a the strap in his next fight, his father recently sang a different tune, saying that The Eagle would gladly take on Tony Ferguson in the interim] We will not wait longer than three months. We’ll wait for three months and at the fourth, we need an opponent. Let them give us any opponent. Even at 77 kgs [welterweight]. At this moment, it is better to fight with Tony Ferguson – just to nail this thing down

2017 02 27 retrieve

[2015 in BloodyElbow] I believe every man must be ready for war … even in peaceful times. It is always a topic of discussion in the Caucasus

[Khabib Nurmagomedov fight a bear cub] A child always wants his father to see what his son is capable of. It is a pity that there was nothing more interesting when he was younger. In the end, this was a test of character more than exercise

2017 12 28 Retrieve

[Khabib Nurmagomedov, MMA’s Bogeyman, Is Coming for Conor McGregor] I feel the main things needed to be a successful fighter are a high level of commitment, an education, eagerness to learn all facets of the sport and a good upbringing. Dagestan is a mountainous country. It presents its own challenges and benefits. In the elevation of the mountains, we train for 45 days. This helps prepare a fighter and get him into as best shape as possible

2019 10 31 Retrieve

[Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov claim that Conor McGregor was never seen as a serious threat to his son’s UFC lightweight crown] McGregor never seemed like a tough opponent to me. He was a showman. My favorite fight of his is with Rafael dos Anjos. I’ll explain why: Before the dos Anjos fight, we trained for three months in the mountains. We put in the most work of our lives in those mountains. Khabib was ready as ever

I tell him: ‘Khabib, if you win, I’ll be making conclusions for you and myself’
He says: ‘What conclusions?’
I tell him: ‘He’s a real championship contender’
He says: ‘Let him go through me, then he’ll be champion’

He [Khabib Nurmagomedov] was then out of action for two years. He had four surgeries, then a broken rib. He didn’t perform for more than two years

Dos Anjos became champion, then later Khabib became champion. It turned out it was a fight between two champions, and Khabib had full advantage. They were in their prime

After dos Anjos lost his belt, Khabib went from fourth to second place in the rankings. He didn’t even fight for two years. Dos Anjos dominated everyone he fought against and became champion. That’s why I think it’s his best fight

2019 11 13 Retrieve

[Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov said his son would be willing to face Mayweather after he defends his 155lb belt against Tony Ferguson] Floyd, I respect your wish to fight Khabib. At the moment we have our most crucial moment, when he have to hold the best fight in the history of the UFC. Twelve against 12 in a series of victories [in the UFC] and all the fans are waiting for this fight. We’ve been preparing for this fight for more than a year. Five months and the fight [with Tony Ferguson] should take place. First of all we will need to do some boxing training and we need a camp - with Lomachenko Sr for half a year. Why not!

2019 12 05 Retrieve

[Khabib Nurmagomedov opens a training facility in his hometown of Dagestan] I’d like this gym to set the standard for all other big cities in Russia