Nurmagomedov’s Father In A Coma, McGregor Responds
The father and coach of UFC Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has reportedly been stuck in a coma in a hospital in Moscow.
After initially entering the hospital for pneumonia not long ago but feeling fine, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is apparently in critical condition, according to RT.
“Abdulmanap is in a bad condition, he’s in Moscow and in a coma,” a source told RT. “They didn’t treat him properly in Dagestan, and some complications arose. They flew him to Moscow, where he is now in a military hospital. He’s on his own there, they won’t allow family [to visit]”.
Islam Makhachev, a fighter and close friend to Khabib, ended up giving the same update on Instagram Live regarding Abdulmanap’s condition.
UFC President Dana White ended up posting a statement on UFC.com:
“Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a true martial artist who lives a life of pride, honor and respect. He instilled those same values in his son, world champion Khabib, at an early age and was always in his corner throughout his career. I know how close Khabib is with his father and I’m saddened to hear about his current state. My thoughts are with Abdulmanap and the Nurmagomedov family as he continues to fight.”
Abdulmanap, 58, has been by his son’s side since the start of his career. Khabib credits his father for training him to be disciplined. His influence has brought some of the top Russian fighters to MMA, with some of them winning major titles.
Conor McGregor, who has been known to talk trash when it comes to Abdulmanap and Khabib, was very civil when tweeting out his thoughts.
“Praying for the recovery of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. A man responsible for more World champions, across multiple fighting disciplines, than we even know. A true martial genius! Very saddened upon hearing this news tonight. Praying for the Nurmagomedov family at this time”
Stay tuned for more information regarding the condition of Abdulmanap.
Praying for the recovery of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. A man responsible for more World champions, across multiple fighting disciplines, than we even know.
A true martial genius!
Very saddened upon hearing this news tonight.
Praying for the Nurmagomedov family at this time 🙏 https://t.co/OVklQphPgN
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 13, 2020