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With Khabib’s father reportedly in medically-induced coma, Conor McGregor is praying for him

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Unfortunate news is trickling out of Moscow, Russia, today (Weds., May 13, 2020), with numerous reports indicating that Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, has been hospitalized and placed in a medically-induced coma after suffering complications from pneumonia.

While no further details were revealed at the moment, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) took to social media to confirm the news and offer words of encouragement courtesy of Dana White.

“Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a true martial artist who lives a life of pride, honor and respect,” UFC’s president said. “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,” he continued. “My thoughts are with Abdulmanap and the Nurmagomedov family as he continues to fight.”

While several of “The Eagle’s” contemporaries also posted on social media to offer support, Khabib’s biggest rival, Conor McGregor, put their beef aside to send prayers up.

“Praying for the recovery of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. A man responsible for more World champions, across multiple fighting disciplines, than we even know,” wrote McGregor. “A true martial genius! Very saddened upon hearing this news tonight. Praying for the Nurmagomedov family at this time.”

Just last month, it was reported that Abdulmanap (57) — who also serves as Khabib’s trainer — had recovered from a pneumonia scare in Dagestan. Unfortunately, it appears that his fight continues.

Keep it tuned to as more details emerge form this developing story.

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