Troubling news has emerged from Russia that Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is currently in a coma at a military hospital in Moscow.
Abdulmanap had originally fallen ill in late April while in Dagestan and was suspected of having pneumonia, but has since been flown to Moscow after suffering from heart problems.
“He is in Moscow. He is in critical condition,” Khabib’s training partner Islam Makhachev confirmed during an Instagram Live chat.
Since then Dana White has issued a statement in support of Abdulmanap and his family.
“Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a true martial artist who lives a life of pride, honor and respect,” White said on Instagram. “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.”
Meanwhile, Conor McGregor opted to cease fire on his war of words with Khabib for the time being as he too sent out his best wishes to his bitter rival’s father.
“Praying for the recovery of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov,” McGregor wrote on Twitter. “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.”