Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the daddy of undefeated UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, has been put right into a medically induced coma in Moscow, the fighter’s supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz, confirmed to ESPN on Tuesday.

Abdelaziz confirmed Abdulmanap was transported to Moscow from his native Dagestan by way of airlift earlier this month. Nurmagomedov has publicly acknowledged his father underwent coronary heart surgical procedure lately, and has been recognized with COVID-19.

“I can affirm Khabib’s father is in a medically induced coma,” Abdelaziz instructed ESPN. “Khabib has been involved with [Russian president] Vladimir Putin during the last a number of days, and he has promised Khabib’s father will obtain one of the best medical remedy accessible.

“Khabib’s No. 1 message to individuals around the globe proper now could be to remain at house, to stop the unfold of coronavirus.”

Nurmagomedov, 31, addressed the state of affairs by way of Instagram Stay on Monday, the place he confirmed his father has been hospitalized due to coronary heart issues. He described his father’s standing as “a really tough state of affairs, very tough.”

The UFC and its president Dana White have publicly expressed their nicely needs to Nurmagomedov’s father, whom Khabib offers credit score for his success in blended martial arts. Nurmagomedov (28-0) was presupposed to defend his title in April however was in the end unable to take action because of journey restrictions in Russia. He has change into a robust advocate for staying at house throughout the coronavirus pandemic within the wake of his father’s situation.