Khabib Nurmagomedov was molded into the most dominant lightweight in UFC history by his father and coach Abdulmanap, who has been dealing with a combination of serious (and sadly worsening) medical conditions as a result of his coronavirus infection.
Abdulmanap was placed on life support late Tuesday night, and Khabib's agent confirmed that his condition has gotten worse as of this morning, as he was placed in a medically-induced coma.
The elder Nurmagomedov originally tested positive for pnuemonia in his native Dagestan, but was eventually tagged with COVID-19 and moved to a hospital in Moscow, where he was placed on life support.
Tributes for Abdulmanap have been flowing in lately, with everyone from Dana White to Justin Gaethje, Khabib's new lightweight division nemesis, offering their condolences.
Abdulmanap has been not only a source of technical knowledge for Khabib on his MMA journey, but he's been the emotional backbone for one of the greatest fighters in the history of the sport. All we can do is send our best wishes and hope his condition improves.