Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father and coach of UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, was hospitalized final month with a critical coronary heart situation. In response to experiences, Abdulmanap underwent surgical procedure on his coronary heart as a result of problems from a earlier ailment, triggered by the coronavirus. Nevertheless, there seems to lastly be excellent news on the horizon: in accordance with Khabib’s supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz, although the scenario stays critical, the elder Nurmagomedov is at present in a hospital in Moscow and is enhancing.

“Khabib may be very robust, his household may be very robust and his father may be very robust,” Abdelaziz advised ESPN. “He’s enhancing. He opened his eyes, responding a bit of bit — good signal. Allah is in management. Now we have religion he shall be higher, however on the finish of the day, it’s fully as much as his well being whether or not it progresses or not. However he’s progressing, and we’re very blissful about this.”

Except for being Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a revered sportsman in Russia and has skilled lots of the prime fighters popping out of Dagestan. When the information was first introduced that Abdulmanap had fallen in poor health, even Khabib’s most bitter rival, Conor McGregor, despatched a message of help.

However regardless of the tragedy, for the UFC, the present should go on. UFC President Dana White has stated the UFC is concentrating on a title unification bout between Khabib and interim champion Justin Gaethje for September, and Abdelaziz – who manages each fighters – says Khabib is planing to do exactly that.

“I feel Khabib’s father being sick has motivated him extra,” Abdelaziz stated. “He’s coaching on daily basis, two instances a day. He’s in camp already. Me and him have been speaking and I stated, ‘Hey, get your thoughts off, do what it’s worthwhile to do.’ He’s at all times coaching. He’s a real blended martial artist. Similar with Gaethje. They’re each nice guys they usually need to combat. It’s a dream combat. It’s an actual king versus king combat.”

Gaethje put himself in line for a title combat by stopping Tony Ferguson for the interim belt at UFC 249. Within the aftermath, maybe considering Nurmagomedov wouldn’t be able to combat given his father’s situation, Conor McGregor referred to as for a combat with Gaethje. Gaethje is passing on that proposal however that doesn’t imply McGregor is out of the dialog. Dana White has repeatedly stated that McGregor will get the following title shot. Nevertheless, even contemplating McGregor’s thoughtful publish about Abdulmanap, Abdelaziz says that if Khabib retains his title, Conor is up a creek and not using a paddle.

“If Justin wins, Justin would possibly combat him. If Khabib wins, he higher go all the way down to 145 (kilos) as a result of his ass will not be getting a title at 170 or 155. . . For Khabib to combat Conor once more — Khabib has ‘f*ck you cash.’ He doesn’t want one other $20 to $30 million. I can’t persuade him to combat Conor. Truthfully, proper now, I don’t assume Khabib will give Conor an opportunity. He’s completely different, man. It’s precept first, then after that, it turns into cash. This man (McGregor) talked about his father, mom, spouse — you need to give this piece of sh*t one other alternative to do this once more? Who would?”

Firm man. Joe Rogan weighs in on the UFC fighter pay scenario.

GOAT. Leslie Smith talks about arrest at Black Lives Matter protest: ‘I care about that far more than I do about the rest’.

Skilled Athlete. Brandon Royval nonetheless salty about UFC on ESPN 9 win, however give up full-time job afterward.

Again. Invicta FC pronounces full card for returning occasion in July.

The A-Facet Reside Chat.

Kimbo’s UFC debut.

The newest finishes in UFC historical past.

Execs decide Blaydes-Volkanovski.

Between The Hyperlinks. Discussing Conor’s retirement and the UFC’s pay rebellion.

Heavy Arms. Discussing the fights this upcoming weekend and the unlucky fall of two MMA technicians this previous weekend.

Black Lives Matter.

Grey Maynard retains talking on the pay points with the UFC.

Do away with win bonuses.

Man, if Dana thought Jorge was asking for an excessive amount of to combat Usman, simply wait till he tries to make a combat with Conor and Jorge.

Bizarre callout.

This poster is simply so bland.

Clay Guida (35-19) vs. Bobby Inexperienced (24-10-1); UFC Struggle Evening, June 20.

Emily Ducote (8-6) vs. Juliana Lima (10-6); Invicta FC, July 2.

Alesha Zappitella (6-2) vs. Lindsey VanZandt (7-3); Invicta FC, July 2.

DeAnna Bennett (10-6-1) vs. Victoria Leonardo (6-2); Invicta FC, July 2.

Chelsea Chandler (2-1) vs. Liv Parker (4-0); Invicta FC, July 2.

Claire Guthrie (1-0) vs. Laura Anderson (2-0); Invicta FC, July 2.

Genia Goodin (1-0) vs. Shelby Koren (0-0); Invicta FC, July 2.

Zhalgas Zhumagulov (13-3) vs. Raulian Paiva (19-3); UFC 251, July 11.

Modestas Bukauskas (10-2) vs. Vinicius Moreira (9-4); UFC Struggle Evening, July 15.

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