Khabib’s Father Abdulmanap Remains In Serious But Stable Condition
MMA, Freestyle Wrestling and Sambo coach, and the father of Khabib, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, was hospitalised in a military hospital in Moscow earlier this month. There he suffered from a heart attack and was put in a medically induced coma to receive heart surgery. Despite regaining consciousness, the patriarch of the Nurmagomedov family is still unable to speak.
Abdulmanap fell ill in Dagestan on April 24th, suffering from pneumonia like symptoms. The doctors prescribed him strict treatment but he continued his usual training regime.
According to Khabib’s cousin Umar Nurmagomedov, who signed with the UFC earlier this year, Abdulmanap was in good condition after initially coming down with the pneumonia like symptoms. However, his health worsened, which forced the Nurmagomedov family to send him to a military hospital in Moscow.
Unfortunately once there, Abdulmanap suffered from a severe heart attack on May 3rd, which forced doctors to perform heart surgery on him. Thankfully the 57 year old regained consciousness a few days ago, but remains in serious but stable condition.
It has now been reported in several media outlets in Russia that Abdulmanap suffered a heart attack as a result of catching the coronavirus.
The Nurmagomedov family hasn’t shared anything on social media regarding Abdulmanap’s health situation. Although, Khabib took to Instagram in the day his father was hospitalised to make a serious statement about the impact of the coronavirus.
“Many hoped that this trouble would pass our house by; many still don’t believe in the seriousness of the situation. However, our neglect towards the advice and request of doctors, coupled with the panic that has developed among the people, has led to a high rate of the spread of the disease, worsening an already difficult situation every day. This has led to the fact that our hospitals are now overcrowded with patients, there aren’t enough specialists or drugs, and the number of patients is only growing”
In the hours that followed the reports that Abdulmanap was in a coma, both UFC president Dana White, and Conor McGregor sent their best wishes to Khabib’s father.
Dana has since stated that he has spoken to Khabib about his father.
“Talked to Khabib yesterday, he didn’t even tell me [about his father]. So I guess he was keeping this quiet and wasn’t talking about it.
“I talked to him today after I found out. He’s obviously busted up but he’s a very proud guy and likes to act like a man and he’s like ‘You know how much I love my dad.’ This is a tough one.”
Despite his father’s condition and the uncertainty that remains in the world as a result of the coronavirus, Dana still believes that Khabib vs Justin Gaethje will happen in September.
“So yesterday when I talked to [Khabib]. We were going to send out bout agreements yesterday. There were a couple of weird things that happened yesterday and didn’t end up getting it done apparently.
“But we’re talking about doing Gaethje vs Khabib in September. Because I talked to Khabib yesterday and he said September, ‘I’m ready to go in September.’”
We hope Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov makes a full and speedy recovery and look forward to seeing Khabib back inside the Octagon.
In the last few hours, Khabib has taken to Instagram to provide more details of his father’s health issues (as translated by MMA Junkie)
“More than 20 of my close relatives have suffered (from) COVID-19 and also had to stay in intensive care. Some of them are not with us anymore. As for my father, there’s been so much support, and people kept asking about my father.
“My father is still at the hospital. He’s still going through this disease. He also had a heart complication due to COVID-19. Abdulmanap had surgery for his heart last year and also had the second one these days [sic], so he is still in bad condition. That’s all I can say.
“I want to thank all the people for your support, wishes and your prayers. I also wish all the best. Be safe and healthy. Thank you very much.”
Reports are coming out of Russia that Abdulmanap has once again been put on a life support machine in a coma, after his condition worsened.