Report: Khabib Nurmagomedov's Father in Medically Induced Coma After COVID-19 Complications


The father of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has been placed in a medically induced coma in Moscow, the fighter's agent told ESPN's Brett Okamoto.

Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov recently underwent heart surgery due to complications from the coronavirus, per the UFC star. 

"Khabib has been in contact with [Russian president] Vladimir Putin over the last several days, and he has promised Khabib's father will receive the best medical treatment available," his agent told ESPN.

Nurmagomedov recently said his father was in critical condition.

"It impacted his heart because last year he had a surgery there, and right now, they did another surgery," the fighter said. "He is in a very difficult situation, very difficult. We are asking Allah that he returns him to us."

Nurmagomedov noted the toll COVID-19 has taken on his family outside of his father's condition.

"In my personal case, I've had more than 20 people sick from my family," Nurmagomedov said. "More than 20 people were lying in the ICUs. And many of them are no longer among us. Many acquaintances have died, many parents of my relatives. Everybody is having a hard time dealing with it."

Nurmagomedov was slated to face Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in April, but he withdrew from the event due to travel restrictions out of Russia. Justin Gaethje replaced Nurmagomedov and defeated Ferguson to win the interim lightweight title.