The father of Khabib Nurmagomedov was struggling with COVID-19 complications since May. Stephen R. Sylvanie-USA TODAY Sports

Father of UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov dies at 57 from coronavirus complications

The coronavirus has claimed yet another life, and this time it's hitting one UFC star hard. 

Khabib Nurmagomedov's father, Abdulmanap, has died from coronavirus complications, according to Russian outlet He was 57.

Abdulmanap died from brain injuries caused by a stroke after fighting the virus, says.

Nurmagomedov's father was battling the virus for months before his death. The 31-year-old fighter says his father was struggling with COVID-19 since May and underwent several surgeries while in the hospital fighting for his life.

Abdulmanap had a serious heart condition that required surgery a year ago, putting him more at risk for the deadly coronavirus.

Nurmagomedov's father was his longtime coach and an important member of his fighting team — even helping Khabib defeat Conor McGregor.

And his father isn't the only member of his family to test positive for the virus. Nurmagomedov says more than 20 of his relatives also have been diagnosed.

Erin Walsh is a Boston sports fan through and through. She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Bridgewater State University and currently is in pursuit of her Master's Degree in Journalism from Northeastern University. Follow her on Twitter @ewalsh90.

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