Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, died today in a Moscow hospital.
The sad news is coming from Russia, and very soon it has started to be broadcast by all relevant sports media. Namely, after a two-month battle with several different health ailments, including coronavirus and COVID-19 disease, the battle for life was lost by Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov.
This sad news was first reported by the relevant Russian media, RT, and the text states that the news was also confirmed by the Chechen leader and a great friend of the Nurmagomedov family, Ramzan Khadirov. Nurmagomedov has been in a Moscow military hospital for the past two months, and the latest information gave hope that he could recover. However, his body did not survive.
Problems for 57-year-old Abdulmanap began in late April when he was hospitalized for respiratory problems, along with several other fighters from the Eagles MMA team he coaches. The first findings on COVID-19 were negative and he was treated at a hospital in Makhachkala. His condition worsened about two weeks later when he was urgently transferred to Moscow.
On May 13, news emerged that Abdulmanap had ended up in a coma and had undergone surgery for heart problems. From whom he awoke quickly, but then new problems arose. A week later, he ended up in a coma again, and it was also confirmed during the week that he had COVID-19 and that this led to additional complications that resulted in a new deterioration in his health. This was confirmed by Khabib, who said that as many as twenty members of his family became ill.
His son presented the latest information about ten days ago when he stated that his father woke up and that he was reacting and recognizing him, but that he was still unable to talk. He confirmed that the coronavirus was behind him, but that it had left consequences on his heart and kidneys. Doctors characterized his condition as stable but still critical. But there seems to have been a new deterioration in recent days, after which doctors were no longer able to save Abdulmanap, who has had cardiac problems in recent years and has undergone surgery once before.
It is currently difficult to conclude whether this will in any way affect the next fight of his son, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, who is set to fight Justin Gaethje in September. It is known that Khabib was extremely close to his father and that he was his greatest authority in life. He had previously announced that he did not intend to fight for a long time, and this unexpected tragedy could further affect his position on the issue.