Khabib Positive For Covid-19, Felt ‘Completely Terrible’

Khabib Nurmagomedov has transitioned from his MMA career into being a good coach and team leader and championing his own promotion Eagles FC. Recently Nurmagomedov made the trip to Singapore in order to corner his disciple Saygid Izagakhmaev over at ONE FC.

The trip turned out to be a bust – Nurmagomedov appeared to be in rough shape on arrival and had tested positive for Covid-19 according to ONE FC CEO Chatri Sityodtong.

Nurmaogmedov was sequestered to a hotel room subsequent to positive test and was unable to corner his protage.

“This is a really unfortunate thing,” Chatri told the Post during a virtual media scrum at the conclusion of the Heavy Hitters event. “Khabib landed in Singapore a few days ago. He was feeling ill when he landed. He tested positive for Covid on a PCR test.”
“He’s obviously in his hotel room now, in Singapore. He and I have been talking every day. The first couple of days he felt completely terrible, but today he’s feeling a little bit better.”

In spite of feeling badly, Nurmagomedov did the previews for his friend and was heavily featured via pre recorded messages.


Izagakhmaev pulled through anyway and secured a submission victory in round 2 in spite of the absence of his coach.



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“[Khabib] came all the way from his place to be in Singapore and he couldn’t even enter the cage and help me as a cornerman – but we’re fighting one-on-one [in MMA],” Izagakhmaev told the press in post victory speech after Nakashima fight. “It was OK mentally, in terms of preparing. I’m just sad he couldn’t corner me.”

“He’s still in his hotel room,” Chatri said. “He did watch the fight. He did message me and he was very impressed with Saygid.”

Nurmagomedov is recovering in his hotel room.  He recently shared some touching fan art featuring his deceased father. Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov lost the fight with Covid 19 last year in January prompting Khabib to retire and take over managing the fight team.