David Beckham consoles his ‘friend’ Khabib over the death of the UFC star’s father and trainer


DAVID BECKHAM has offered his condolences to Khabib Nurmagomedov, following the death of the UFC star’s father, Abdulmanap.

The Russian had taken to Instagram to pay tribute his late father and trainer.

And Beckham commented on the post, extending his best wishes to his pal Khabib.

He commented: “Thinking about you and your family, my friend.”

The pair met last September, when they both attended the Champions League match between Becks’ former clubs Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid at Parc des Princes.

They got on famously, and even discussed their careers and fame itself over dinner.

Following Abdulmanap’s tragic death at just 57, at the hands of the coronavirus, Khabib offered an emotional tribute.

He wrote: “Father, you will be missed.

“You were a father, friend, brother and coach in one person. You taught me almost everything that I know. I hope you were pleased with me.”

Abdulmanap trained his son from the age of eight, also teaching other boys in mixed martial arts around the region of Dagestan.

Legendary @davidbeckham 🚀⚽️👌

A post shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) on Sep 18, 2019 at 1:26pm PDT

Visa issues made travelling to Khabib’s fights in the US difficult for his father.

But he was able to be in attendance last September, when Nurmagomedov consolidated his UFC lightweight title against Dustin Poirier in Abu Dhabi.

While still in mourning, Khabib, 31, is expected to make his return to the octagon in September to face interim champion Justin Gaethje.

Quran 17:23-24. And your Lord has decreed that you not worship except Him, and to parents, good treatment. Whether one or both of them reach old age [while]with you, say not to them [so much as], “uff,” and do not repel them but speak to them a noble word. And lower to them the wing of humility out of mercy and say, “My Lord, have mercy upon them as they brought me up [when I was]small.” – ‎۞ وَقَضَىٰ رَبُّكَ أَلَّا تَعْبُدُوا إِلَّا إِيَّاهُ وَبِالْوَالِدَيْنِ إِحْسَانًا ۚ إِمَّا يَبْلُغَنَّ عِندَكَ الْكِبَرَ أَحَدُهُمَا أَوْ كِلَاهُمَا فَلَا تَقُل لَّهُمَا أُفٍّ وَلَا تَنْهَرْهُمَا وَقُل لَّهُمَا قَوْلًا كَرِيمًا ‎وَاخْفِضْ لَهُمَا جَنَاحَ الذُّلِّ مِنَ الرَّحْمَةِ وَقُل رَّبِّ ارْحَمْهُمَا كَمَا رَبَّيَانِي صَغِيرًا Сура «аль-Исра’» 23-24 аяты. Всевышний говорит: Твой Господь предписал вам не поклоняться никому, кроме Него, и делать добро родителям. Если один из родителей или оба достигнут старости, то не говори им: «Тьфу!». – не кричи на них и обращайся к ним почтительно. Склони пред ними крыло смирения по милосердию своему и говори: «Господи! Помилуй их, ведь они растили меня ребенком». Тебя будет не хватать Отец, ты был Отцом, другом, братом и тренером в одном лице. Ты научил меня практически всему что я умею, надеюсь ты был доволен мною. Ведь в довольстве родителей довольство Аллаха.

A post shared by Khabib Nurmagomedov (@khabib_nurmagomedov) on Jul 22, 2020 at 2:22pm PDT


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