Dana White Writes Touching Tribute to Khabib Nurmagomedov's Father

Dana White was very complimentary of Khabib's father
Dana White was very complimentary of Khabib's father

Already quarantined in his native Russia, UFC superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov was dealt some crushing personal news when he was informed his father Abdulmanap was in a coma with his condition getting worse by the day.

UFC president Dana White honored Abdulmanap, who served as a coach and instructor for Khabib, on Twitter, praising his "pride, honor, and respect" and thanking him for instilling those same values in his champion son.

Abdulmanap tested positive for pnuemonia in his native Dagestan, but was later moved to a hospital in Moscow.

After serving as Khabib's coach and building his son into a star in the combat sambo world, he helped him make the transition to MMA, where he has yet to lose a fight, becoming one of the most accomplished fighters in UFC history and one of MMA's biggest global superstars along the way.

In what is a genuinely frightening time for so many with sick relatives around the world, we wish nothing but the best for Khabib and his family in what is surely a very trying time for them.