Ali Abdelaziz Reports Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Father is “Improving”
By FCF Staff
Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, Abdulmanap, remains in a Russian hospital. But, according to the UFC lightweight champ’s manager, Ali Abdelaziz, the renowned coach continues is improving.
Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was hospitalized last month due to complications from COVID-19, which worsened an existing heart condition. At a couple of points, it was reported Nurmagomedov was in critical condition.
“Khabib is very strong, his family is very strong and his father is very strong,” Abdelaziz said. “He’s improving. He opened his eyes, responding a little bit — good sign. Allah is in control. We have faith he will be better, but at the end of the day, it’s completely up to his health whether it progresses or not. But he’s progressing, and we’re very happy about this.”
Khabib is expected to return to the Octagon later this year for a bout with newly crowned, interim champ, Justin Gaethje.