UFC president Dana White has released a statement on Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov after reports the Nurmagomedov patriarch is in a coma.
Nurmagomedov, father to UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, was left in critical condition after suffering heart problems, and was taken to a military hospital in Moscow, per RT. After the news came to light, White took to the UFC’s official channels to offer forth his best wishes.
“Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a true martial artist who lives a life of pride, honor and respect. He instilled those same values in his son, world champion Khabib, at an early age and was always in his corner throughout his career,” White said.
“I know how close Khabib is with his father and I’m saddened to hear about his current state. My thoughts are with Abdulmanap and the Nurmagomedov family as he continues to fight”
— UFC (@ufc) May 13, 2020
Khabib’s relationship with his father is well known amongst MMA fans, and Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov has become something of an icon on his own terms in the sport.