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Conor McGregor, Dana White send messages of support to Khabib’s ailing father

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Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is reportedly in a coma at a Moscow hospital.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov Martial Arts School opens in Makhachkala Photo by Press Office of Dagestan’s Head \TASS via Getty Images

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father and trainer of current UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, is reportedly in a coma according to Russian media. He was initially hospitalized with suspected pneumonia, then was reportedly transported to a hospital in Moscow with heart problems. Islam Makhachev, a fellow UFC lightweight and teammate of Khabib, later said on an Instagram Live stream that Abdulmanap was in “critical condition.”

UFC president Dana White has since released a statement on Abdulmanap’s health crisis.

“Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a true martial artist who lives a life of pride, honor and respect. He instilled those same values in his son, world champion Khabib, at an early age and was always in his corner throughout his career. I know how close Khabib is with his father and I’m saddened to hear about his current state. My thoughts are with Abdulmanap and the Nurmagomedov family as he continues to fight,” White said.

Conor McGregor, Khabib’s biggest and most contentious rival, tweeted out his own message.

“Praying for the recovery of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. A man responsible for more World champions, across multiple fighting disciplines, than we even know. A true martial genius!

Very saddened upon hearing this news tonight. Praying for the Nurmagomedov family at this time,” McGregor wrote.

Abdulmanap was tested for coronavirus but results reportedly came back negative. Nevertheless it looks as if his condition was worsened, and Bloody Elbow also sends its best wishes to him and the Nurmagomedov family.