Khabib Nurmagomedov missed One Championship event due to COVID

"He was feeling ill when he landed. He tested positive for COVID on a PCR test," Chatri Sityodtong told The Post

By Web Desk
January 16, 2022
Khabib Nurmagomedov. Photo Source:Twitter

Russia's Mixed Martial Artist (MMA) legend Khabib Nurmagomedov was forced to miss the One Championship 2022 event in Singapore on Friday after testing positive for the COVID-19.

Chatri Sityodtong told The Post about Khabib: "This is a really unfortunate thing, 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 further said: "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."

Saygid Izagakhmaev, who won the fight that night also, also spoke to The Post about Khabib missing the event.

"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. It was OK mentally, in terms of preparing. I'm just sad he couldn't corner me."