By Ollie Lewis For Mailonline
Published: 10:02 BST, 3 October 2020 | Updated: 10:05 BST, 3 October 2020
Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken a swipe at a journalist after being questioned about the impact of losing his father as the lightweight champion insisted he is 'human too'.
The undefeated star, 32, goes into his title fight with Gaethje without his father, Abdulmanap, in his corner after the 58-year-old died from coronavirus earlier this year.
Abdulmanap was a key figure in Nurmagomedov's rise to the summit of the UFC, and this month's match-up with Gaethje will be the first time he competes without his father's support.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has hit out at a journalist over continuous questions about his father
Khabib's father Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, 58, died of coronavirus earlier this year
The Dagestani star is back in action on Fight Island and is determined to fulfil his late father's wish for him to take on UFC legend Georges St-Pierre