A team-mate of UFC legend Khabib Nurmagomedov has tragically been shot and killed in Russia. Magomedrasul Mutaev, just 21 years old, lost his life in a shooting incident in Makhachkala, Dagestan, on January 31. The young athlete was a student at the martial arts school led by Khabib's late father Abdulmanap.
The Terrible Tragedy
Mutaev's passing has left the martial arts community in shock. Just days before his untimely death, he had posted a picture with UFC icon Khabib Nurmagomedov on his Instagram page. AMC Fight Nights released a statement expressing their condolences and highlighting Mutaev's impact on the world of martial arts.
The Shooting and Alleged Motive
According to reports, Mutaev was shot eight times on Gaptsakhskaya Street. It is believed that there was a previous attempt on his life. The attack occurred near Mutaev's home, and he passed away while being transported to the hospital. Reports suggest that revenge may have been the motive behind the shooting.
Arrest Made in Connection with the Murder
An 18-year-old individual named Nadyrkhan Kadirkhanov has been arrested on suspicion of Mutaev's murder. The alleged motive behind the attack seems to stem from Mutaev's behavior in the gym. Sources claim that he used his strength to bully and take belongings from younger individuals. While this doesn't justify the killing, it is suggested that the continuous bullying took a toll on Kadirkhanov's nerves.
Bright Future Cut Short
Mutaev was seen as a rising star in mixed martial arts and had a promising future ahead of him. His tragic death has not only left a void in the sport but also serves as a reminder of the importance of addressing bullying and fostering a safe environment in the gym.