The father of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, Abdulmanap, is in critical condition in a Moscow hospital, it has been said. Abdulmanap was taken into hospital in Makhachkala, Russia late last month with flu and pneumonia-like symptoms
The renowned Dagestani coach’s condition is said to have failed to improved, so much so he was transferred to a Moscow hospital late last week.
Abdulmanap, 57, is said to be alone and in a critical condition at this moment in time.
His condition has reportedly taken a turn for the worse due to improper treatment in Dagestan.
“Abdulmanap is in a bad condition, he’s in Moscow and in a coma,” a source said to Sport Express on Wednesday. “They didn’t treat him properly in Dagestan, and some complications arose.
Adulmanap moved to ally fears over his health a few days after his first admission to hospital, insisting he was feeling fine.
“I feel fine, everything is well,” he told news Russian news agency TASS.
Nurmagomedov has yet to comment on his father’s admission to hospital, although he recently urged his followers on social media to make the most of their time with their parents.
“In this difficult time for all of us, pay attention not only to your family, but also to your parents, because parents are the keys to paradise.
“Appreciate the parents, because those who no longer feel sorry for them and would give everything that they have, just to sit with them for 5 minutes over a cup of tea.”
Prior to his father’s reported turn for the worse, Nurmagomedov hoping to return to the cage in July.
His next outing is expected to be a lightweight title unification fight against newly-crowned interim 155lb champion Justin Gaethje.
UFC president Dana White expects the pair’s unification bout to take place on Fight Island in the summer.
Published at Wed, 13 May 2020 22:33:00 +0000