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McGregor ‘praying’ for Khabib’s critically ill father


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McGregor ‘praying’ for Khabib’s critically ill father

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov has coached his son Khabib for most of his lifeConor McGregor has put rivalries aside by “praying for the recovery” of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father.Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, who is also Khabib’s coach, is in a critical condition in their native Russia.The 57-year-old is reported to be in a medically induced coma after…

McGregor ‘praying’ for Khabib’s critically ill father
Khabib Nurmagomedov and his father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov at a weigh-in ceremony before his fight with Dustin Poirier at UFC 242
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov has coached his child Khabib for the majority of his life

Conor McGregor has put competitions aside by “wishing the recovery” of UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov’s dad.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, who is also Khabib’s coach, remains in an important condition in their native Russia.

The 57- year-old is reported to be in a clinically induced coma after suffering complications with pneumonia.

McGregor criticised Khabib this week but tweeted: external-link “Extremely saddened on hearing this news. A true martial genius.”

McGregor was beaten by Khabib at UFC 229 in October 2018 and the pair have actually typically been linked with a rematch. Khabib remains unbeaten after being not able to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 249.

Having actually been dealt with initially in his native Dagestan, army veteran Abdulmanap was flown to a military health center in Moscow when his condition worsened.

The previous wrestler has not simply coached Khabib, 31, for most of his life but a number of other world champions across various combat disciplines, including present UFC fighter Islam Makhachev.

In a declaration, external-link UFC president Dana White said: “Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a real martial artist who lives a life of pride, honour and respect.

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” I’m saddened to find out about his current state. My ideas are with Abdulmanap and the Nurmagomedov household as he continues to combat.”

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