Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father and trainer of current UFC lightweight champion, Khabib ‘The Eagle’ Nurmagomedov has once more fallen into a coma in a Moscow military hospital.
The 57-year-old has been placed on life support following the worsening of his conditions. Nurmagomedov was admitted to hospital in April after contracting pneumonia in his native Dagestan. He was then transported by special-flight to a military hospital in Russia’s capital, Moscow, after suffering a stroke amid complications of COVID-19.
Nurmagomedov was placed in a medically induced coma after doctors performed heart surgery on the sambo trainer. He woke from a comatose state last Friday but was reportedly unable to move or speak. According to a report from, RT, Nurmagomedov has once more fallen into a comatose state and has been connected to a life support apparatus following a heart bypass operation. It’s reported today, that Nurmagomedov’s condition has deteriorated, after some noted improvements in days prior.
Abdulmanap’s son, Khabib spoke for the first time about his father’s condition yesterday evening, explaining how he was in a “very serious condition” on an Instagram live session.
“A lot has been written about my father on the internet,” Khabib said. “He’s in the hospital now, he’s in a very serious condition. He had heart complications stemming from the (corona) virus. This virus has very seriously affected his heart since he had a heart operation a year ago. He’s had surgery again. He’s in a difficult situation, very difficult. We ask Allah to return him to us. Thank you very much to everyone who writes, who sends their support. May Allah help us all.”
“Personally, I’ve had more than twenty relatives – I don’t mean people I know, I mean close relatives – who have been in intensive care. Many people I know have died, the parents of people close to me. This virus has affected everyone. This virus doesn’t ask what your surname or name is, this virus doesn’t ask where you work if you are rich or poor.”
Continued updates as the story develops.