Khabib Nurmagomedov confirms that his father is critically fighting for his life with coronavirus and begins devastation caused by illness: “I have more than 20 people sick from my family”
- Khabib Nurmaomedov’s father Abdulmanap is out of a coma but still critical
- He contracted the coronavirus and had complications from a previous condition
- UFC lightweight champion revealed devastation caused by Covid-19 to family
- He says he knows 20 people in ICUs and many of them have died from the disease
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has confirmed that his father is in a critical condition after contracting the coronavirus and has opened up to the devastation the disease has on his loved ones.
Speaking Russian on Instagram in his native language, Nurmagomedov said his father, Abdulmanap, had recent heart surgery after complications from both Covid-19 and a previous condition.
Khabib Nurmagomedov, 31, encouraged people to isolate themselves.
UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov provided an update on his father’s situation
“In my personal case, I have more than twenty people sick from my family,” said Nurmagomedov, according to ESPN’s translation.
“There were more than twenty people in the ICs. And many of them are no longer among us.
“Many acquaintances have died, many of my family’s parents. Everyone has trouble with it.
“Much has been written on the internet about my father. My father is currently in a hospital.
Abdulmanap (left) experienced complications from a previous condition and Covid-19
Khabib admitted that his father’s situation is still critical, saying it is “a difficult situation.”
“He’s in critical condition because of this virus. It had an impact on his heart because he had surgery there last year, and now they have another surgery.
“He’s in a very difficult situation, very difficult. We ask Allah to return it to us. ‘
Nurmagomedov is a devout Muslim who lives in the Russian Republic of Dagestan and currently observes Ramadan.
Khabib will fight against Justing Gaethje in a title defense later this year, Dana White said
Undefeated at 28-0, Nurmagomedov was scheduled to fight UFC 249 against Tony Ferguson on April 18, but was unable to leave his native Russia to come to the United States due to COVID-19’s travel restrictions.
The event was later postponed to May 9 and Ferguson lost to Justin Gaethje in Jacksonville, Florida, for the interim lightweight title.
UFC president Dana White has since said that Nurmagomedov and Gaethje will fight in unification later this year.