‘6 Months of Rehabilitation’- Khabib Nurmagomedov Provides an Update on Umar Nurmagomedov

Published 04/07/2021, 11:09 AM EDT


Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov took to social media and provided an update for his legion of followers. Chiefly, ‘The Eagle’ spoke out on the medical condition of his cousin Umar Nurmagomedov, who is a UFC bantamweight. Umar Nurmagomedov is undefeated at 13-0 and is coming off an RNC win over Sergey Morozov in his UFC debut.

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Umar Nurmagomedov took to Instagram and shared the news that he is just coming out of a successful cruciform ligament tear surgery. He also revealed that he was on his way toward a 6 month rehabilitation period following the surgery. Khabib Nurmagomedov decided to use his massive platform to repost the news and bring more eyes upon his cousin’s condition.

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UFC fans and media have their eye on Umar Nurmagomedov as he prepares to make a meaningful title run at 135-pounds. Although he’s just one fight into his UFC career, Umar Nurmagomedov has shown a lot of promise. With Khabib Nurmagomedov in his corner, there comes a level of excellence that’s guaranteed every time he fights.

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The consensus lightweight GOAT in ‘The Eagle’ has transitioned into a role as a Head Coach for fighters out of Eagles MMA. Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken to his new position and is currently 4-0 as a Coach. He has brought several of his stable fighters like Islam Makhachev and Abubakar Nurmagomedov closer to excellence.

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Moreover, the manner in which his fighters have been winning is nothing short of excellent. The athletes under his tutelage have shown an ability to be economical with their offense and defensively responsible as well. In fact, Islam Makhachev is on his way towards potentially making a title run in the lightweight division.

As for Umar Nurmagomedov, he’s surely going to be out all through Ramazan as he heals up from surgery. The bantamweight division has brought about several moving parts, and the division is currently quite top-heavy. However, there are plenty of exciting match-ups that await Umar Nurmagomedov upon his return to fighting.

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Darryl Pinto is a senior MMA writer at EssentiallySports. He is currently pursuing his graduate degree in Mass Media (with a specialization in Journalism) out of Xavier’s College and has a year's experience in his current role. Darryl specializes in predictions, reporting, and covering UFC events live.

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