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Khabib Nurmagomedov reveals plans for annual MMA tournament in Russia to honour late father Abdulmanap following his death at 57 from coronavirus complications Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov died following complications after coronavirus  He was hospitalised with illness then suffered heart attack in Moscow hospital Khabib's father was pioneer in MMA and highly respected around the world UFC lightweight champion is establishing tournament in his father's honour 

By Will Griffee For Mailonline

Published: 08:54 BST, 8 September 2020 | Updated: 08:54 BST, 8 September 2020

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Khabib Nurmagomedov has revealed plans to for an MMA tournament in his late father's honour. 

Abdulmanap died in July at the age of 57 following complications after he contracted coronavirus in Russia. 

After his death, tributes poured in for a man many consider to be one of the great pioneers of the sport and a legendary coach, not least to his lightweight champion son. 

Khabib Nurmagomedov has set up a tournament in honour of his late father Abdulmanap (top)

Khabib Nurmagomedov has set up a tournament in honour of his late father Abdulmanap (top)

And now Khabib is planning his own dedication to Abdulmanap in the form of an MMA tournament to take place before the end of this year. 

He told Match TV:

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