Regardless of being COVID-19-free, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov continues to be in intensive care, says his son, UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Each day, Khabib visits Abdulmanap, who stays hooked as much as machines and can’t verbalize. In a current interview with Channel One Russia, the youthful Nurmagomedov gave an replace on his father’s well being (translation through TASS reporter Igor Lazorin, edited for grammar).

“Now father’s situation continues to be critical. He’s in intensive care,” Nurmagomedov stated. “The coronavirus is gone, however the an infection has left penalties on the kidneys and on the center. Now, (the) virus (is) gone. I come to (the) hospital. He acknowledges me, however there isn’t any (verbal) communication, as a result of he’s beneath the hospital units. Each day, I go to him for half an hour, maintain his hand, speak, he gestures to grasp that he acknowledges me.”

Despite the fact that Abdulmanap’s situation is critical, Khabib says he’s assured the physician’s care will nurse his father again to well being by way of a difficult rehabilitation program.

“I’m certain of the medical doctors, they’re among the best on the planet, I’ve little question,” Khabib stated. “Thanks a lot for all the things they do. On this regard, all the things is superb. It simply takes time, as a result of the results are very troublesome and the rehabilitation interval will likely be troublesome and lengthy.”

Whereas the elder Nurmagomedov, 57, begins his highway to restoration, Khabib is starting preparations for his octagon return. September is lower than three months away. That’s when Nurmagomedov is predicted to defend his UFC light-weight title towards Justin Gaethje. He continues to coach as a result of it’s what his father (and lifelong coach) needs.

“I put together, practice on daily basis as a result of I do know that my father would love me to be in good condition,” Khabib stated. “My father would undoubtedly not like that due to him I miss coaching, of which I’m certain. Coaching helps me relieve stress (and) distract from all the things. We’ll return within the autumn and defend our title.”

Abdulmanap was first hospitalized in Dagestan in late April after experiencing what was, on the time, believed to be pneumonia. He was later transferred to the navy hospital in Moscow as soon as his situation worsened.

In mid-Could, it was reported Nurmagomedov awoke from a medically induced coma after problems from pneumonia led to coronary heart surgical procedure at a navy hospital in Moscow.

Days later, Russian media outlet RT reported that Abdulmanap was once more in a coma and on life assist. He was being handled after present process a coronary heart bypass operation, in accordance with the report.

On June 9, Khabib’s supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz, revealed Abdulmanap had opened his eyes and was responding, which was the final replace earlier than Monday’s information.