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UFC’s Khabib Nurmagomedov confirms father in critical condition with Covid-19

Khabib Nurmagomedov also revealed that others in his family have died because of the coronavirus.

By: Sports Desk |
Updated: May 20, 2020 1:30:10 pm
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UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov says his father is in critical condition after being infected by Covid-19, and he has lost several relatives to the virus.

Late last week, it was reported that Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, was in a condition of medically induced coma due to complications from pneumonia which led to heart surgery. However, Khabib cleared the air and said that heart surgery was the result of complications due to COVID-19, and Abdulmanap remains serious.

“There is a lot written on the internet about my father. My father, right now, is in a hospital. He is in critical condition as a result of this virus. It impacted his heart because last year he had a surgery there, and right now, they did another surgery. He is in a very difficult situation, very difficult. We are asking Allah that he returns him to us,” ESPN quoted Nurmagomedov as saying during an Instagram live chat on Monday.

“In my personal case, I’ve had more than 20 people sick from my family,” Nurmagomedov said.

“More than 20 people were lying in the ICUs. And many of them are no longer among us. Many acquaintances have died, many parents of my relatives. Everybody is having a hard time dealing with it.”


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Dana White, president of the UFC, has also expressed deep concern for Khabib’s father.

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