Khabib Nurmagmodev Says Father Abdulmanap is Coronavirus-Free but Still Facing Challenges

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While Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father and trainer of Russian UFC superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov, has been placed in a medically-induced coma due to his struggled with COVID-19, Khabib confirmed that his old man is getting slightly better

Through an Instagram post on Russian MMA reporter Igor Kakdela's account, Khabib confirmed that his father has recovered from the coronavirus, but he by no means totally healthy.

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⠀ About Father: «Now father’s condition is still serious, he is in intensive care. The coronavirus is gone, but the infection has left consequences on the kidneys and on the heart. Now virus gone. I come to hospital, he recognizes me, but there is no communication, because he is under the hospital devices. Every day I visit him for half an hour, hold his hand, talk, he gestures to understand that he recognizes me» ⠀ About Father 2: «I am sure of the doctors [who treat Abdulmanap], they are one of the best in the world, I have no doubt. Thanks so much for everything they do. In this regard, everything is very good, it just takes time, because the consequences are very difficult and the rehabilitation period will be difficult and long» ⠀ About fight against Justin Gaethje: «I prepare, train every day, because I know that my father would like me to be in good shape. My father would definitely not like that because of him I miss training, of which I am sure. Training helps me relieve stress, distract from everything. We’ll go back in the Autumn and defend our title”.

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Khabib claims that his father can understand him and recognize that he is there, but he is still unable to respond much due to the fact he is still "under".

The virus not only attacked Abdulmanap's lungs, but it messed with his kidneys and heart. Luckily, the team of doctors working on him have helped minimize the damage caused by the virus in his body.

Abdulmanap appeared to be in grave condition just a few weeks ago, but his condition seems to be improving. While he still has a long way to go, MMA fans all over the world can unite behind the fact that he is getting better by the day.