It’s been known for some time that Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach Abdulmanap has been gravely ill in hospital, but up until now the fighter himself hasn’t spoken out about the situation.
However, after an outpouring of support recently from the likes of Dana White and even Conor McGregor as well as many MMA fans, Nurmagomedov has now given an update on Instagram about his father’s condition, while also revealing that not only is Covid-19 at the root of the problem, but that it has also hit many others in his family hard too.
“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. 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.
“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.”