UFC light-weight winner Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, has been in the healthcare facility for the earlier pair of months working with problems that set him in critical affliction. He has not but recovered, but Khabib’s supervisor, Ali Abdelaziz, reported not long ago that Abdulmanap is strengthening.
Abdulmanap fell ill and was hospitalized in April with a analysis of pneumonia and flu-like indicators, while it reportedly wasn’t considered to be COVID-19 at that time. He then underwent coronary heart surgical procedures, which followed a earlier coronary heart medical procedures that took put about a yr back.
He then fell into critical situation in a Russian military hospital next the 2nd heart operation because of to troubles from a earlier ailment and the coronavirus, according to Khabib. The winner also pointed out that he experienced additional than 20 people from his family members who had gotten sick and/or died as a end result of contracting COVID-19.
While the predicament appeared dire, Abdulmanap now appears to be earning at the very least some development.
“Khabib is incredibly potent, his spouse and children is really powerful, and his father is very potent,” Abdelaziz instructed ESPN‘s Brett Okamoto. “He’s enhancing. He opened his eyes, responding a very little bit. Excellent signal. Allah is in manage. We have faith he will be superior, but at the conclude of the working day, it is completely up to his health and fitness regardless of whether it progresses or not. But he’s progressing, and we’re very delighted about this.”
Will Khabib nonetheless battle Justin Gaethje in September?
Even with the continued struggles with his father’s well being, Khabib is apparently still on focus on to unify his belt with that of interim light-weight winner Justin Gaethje as planned in September.
Khabib was initially slated to combat Tony Ferguson at UFC 249, initially on April 18, but the battle fell by means of when Khabib went into lockdown in Russia. Ferguson fought Gaethje in its place. Gaethje won the combat and the interim belt, securing a shot at Khabib.
Although there ended up original hopes of Khabib vs. Gaethje in July, the bout was speedily agreed to for September, which nevertheless appears to be the goal, while a location is however to be determined. Abdelaziz indicated that Khabib is still moving ahead with those people options and is by now education for the bout.
“I think Khabib’s father getting unwell has determined him extra,” Abdelaziz mentioned. “He’s teaching each and every working day, two instances a day. He’s in camp presently. Me and him have been chatting and I stated, ‘Hey, get your mind off, do what you will need to do.’ He’s generally training. He’s a correct combined martial artist. Same with Gaethje. They are both of those wonderful guys and they want to fight. It’s a dream combat. It is a authentic king versus king fight.”
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