UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov confirmed on Monday his father is in important situation on account of COVID-19.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov lately underwent coronary heart surgical procedure on account of problems from the coronavirus, per the UFC star.
“My father, proper now, is positioned in a hospital. He’s in important situation on account of this virus,” Khabib stated in an Instagram video translated by ESPN. “It impacted his coronary heart as a result of final 12 months he had a surgical procedure there, and proper now, they did one other surgical procedure. He’s in a really troublesome state of affairs, very troublesome. We’re asking Allah that he returns him to us.”
Khabib famous the toll COVID-19 has taken on his household exterior of his father’s situation.
“In my private case, I’ve had greater than 20 folks sick from my household,” Nurmagomedov stated. “Greater than 20 folks had been mendacity within the ICUs. And lots of of them are not amongst us. Many acquaintances have died, many dad and mom of my kin. Everyone is having a tough time coping with it.”
Nurmagomedov was slated to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in April, however he withdrew from the occasion on account of journey restrictions out of Russia. Justin Gaethje changed Nurmagomedov and defeated Ferguson to win the interim light-weight title.