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Conor McGregor has sent a message to Khabib Nurmagomedov after his father was placed in an induced coma. Khabib’s dad, Abdulmanap, who doubles as his coach, was taken to hospital earlier this month with suspected pneumonia.
Upon hearing the news, McGregor tweeted: “Praying for the recovery of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, a man responsible for more world champions, across multiple fighting disciplines, than we even know. A true martial genius, [I am] very saddened upon hearing this news tonight. Praying for the Nurmagomedov family at this time.”
Praying for the recovery of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov. A man responsible for more World champions, across multiple fighting disciplines, than we even know.
A true martial genius!
Very saddened upon hearing this news tonight.
Praying for the Nurmagomedov family at this time 🙏 https://t.co/OVklQphPgN
— Conor McGregor (@TheNotoriousMMA) May 13, 2020
UFC president Dana White also took to social media to send his support.
“Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov is a true martial artist who lives a life of pride, honour and respect,” he wrote. “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. My thoughts are with Abdulmanap and the Nurmagomedov family as he continues to fight.”
Source: The Mirror