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Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov

Birthday: December 10, 1962 (56 years old)
Birthplace: Sildi, Tsumadinsky District, Dagestan Autonomous Soviet Socialist Republic, USSR

Khabib’s father is of Avar ethnicity and has identified with Ukraine since the 1980s. His two brothers Alex and Nurik have lived continuously in Ukraine since 1983 and have Ukrainian citizenship.

Abdulmanap in Ukraine

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov learned judo under the tutelage of the Ukrainian coach Peter Ivanovitch Butria.

All three brothers — Abdulmanap, Alex, and Nurik — competed for Ukraine’s national sports teams in judo, freestyle wrestling and/or sambo.

Abdulmanap himself completed Ukraine’s requirement for military service.

Khabib’s father has been friends with Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov for a long time. The discovery of this fact by U.S. officials has been assumed to be the reason for the revocation of Abdulmanap’s U.S. visa.