Khabib reveals dad is still in bad condition from COVID-19 and 20 relatives have had virus

UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedv has revealed his father is still in a serious condition following his bout of COVID-19. Earlier this month, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was admitted to a military hospital in Moscow with heart problems.

Abdulmanap’s admission to hospital in the Russian hospital came a matter of weeks after he was admitted to hospital in Makhachkala with flu and pneumonia-like symptoms.

According to reports, the 57-year-old took a turn for the worse due to improper treatment in his native Dagestan.

Abdulmanap was reported to have fallen into a coma, which he’s said to have come out last week.

Nurmagomedov discussed his father’s battle with COVID-19 during an Instagram Live broadcast, in which he revealed the virus had triggered his long-time coach to have heart complications.

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My father is still at the hospital. He’s still going through this disease.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, UFC lightweight champion

And the Russian also revealed the coronavirus has ravaged several of his family members, some of whom have sadly passed away from the illness.

“More than 20 of my close relatives have suffered (from) COVID-19 and also had to stay in intensive care. Some of them are not with us anymore,” Nurmagomedov said.

“As for my father, there’s been so much support, and people kept asking about my father. 

“My father is still at the hospital. He’s still going through this disease. He also had a heart complication due to COVID-19.

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Abdulmanap had surgery for his heart last year and also had the second one these days, so he is still in bad condition. That’s all I can say.”

Nurmagomedov, 31, is grateful for the immense support and well wishes have family has received during this tough time. 

And the Dagestani punctuated the update on his father’s condition with a message thanking those who have wished his family well.

He said: “I want to thank all the people for your support, wishes and your prayers. I also wish all the best. 

“Be safe and healthy. Thank you very much.” 

The undefeated Nurmagomedov was supposed to defend his lightweight title against Tony Ferguson last month in the main event of UFC 249.

The pair’s long-awaited meeting, however, fell through for a fifth time after Nurmagomedov became trapped in Dagestan after the Russian government introduced a blanket travel ban to curb the spread of COVID-19.

Nurmagomedov’s next outing will be a lightweight title unification fight with interim champion Justin Gaethje, who claimed his belt with a fifth-round TKO victory over Ferguson earlier this month.

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