Former UFC two-weight champion Conor McGregor has sent a message of support to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father, who is reportedly put into medically-induced coma in Russia.
Due to complications from pneumonia, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov was taken to hospital on Wednesday and has been placed in coma, as per multiple reports from Russian media outlets.
“Abdulmanap is in a bad condition, he’s in Moscow and in a coma,” the Russia Today reported.
“They didn’t treat him properly in Dagestan, and some complications arose. They flew him to Moscow, where he is now in a military hospital. He’s on his own there, they won’t allow family (to visit)”.
The news came a month after the 57-year old coach said he survived a health scare after he reportedly showed symptoms of the coronavirus disease, though it was not confirmed whether he tested positive for the deadly virus.
BREAKING: Khabib's father & trainer Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov in COMA in Moscow military hospital – reportshttps://t.co/8eca30LNUo
— RT Sport (@RTSportNews) May 13, 2020
A True Genius
Upon hearing the news, ‘The Notorious’ set aside his rivalry with Khabib and said he is ‘praying for the recovery’ of the embattled coach.
In a classy Twitter post, McGregor said: “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.”
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
McGregor’s message of support for Khabib’s father came as a shock to some MMA fans as the Irishman has been in an ugly Twitter war with his lightweight rival this week, calling the Russian an embarrassment to the sport.
Check out some of the craziest reactions to Conor’s classy post for the Nurmagomedov family:
Conor mcgregor always been a class athelete. He may disrespect khabib because of rivalry, but its just business. He lift up UFC to another level, the only one that crossover to boxing just to prove a point. Well said conor, to khabib and his family, may Allah protect your father. https://t.co/Ak5RKjKz2g
— Mohammad Ainuddin Kodri (@Deankodri) May 14, 2020
Respect to Conor McGregor for tweeting about Khabib's father, Abdulmanap. Some things are beyond MMA and rivalry.
— The Panda 🐼 (@PandaG0AT) May 13, 2020
Get you a man that can do both pic.twitter.com/F9a6qziQ29
— Dylan Scanlon (@TheeScanman) May 13, 2020
So awesome to see this. Mcgregor although an idiotic trash talker but always supports a person when he is down. Great gesture
— XGBoost (@gridsearchcv) May 14, 2020
Conor McGregor is the greatest ✊🏽✊🏽
— Sergio. (@charlesnazi) May 14, 2020
— noble bhatia (@bhatia_noble) May 14, 2020
(Featured Image Source: Instagram/ Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov)