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Khabib’s father in critical status due to COVID-19


UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has confirmed that his father is in critical condition after being infected with COVID-19 virus.

On Instagram, Nurmagomedov, revealed that his dad had to undergo surgery due to his lingering heart problems.

“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,”Khabib said in Russian.

“There is a lot written on the internet about my father. My father, right now, is located in a hospital. He is in critical condition as a result of this virus. It impacted his heart because last year he had a surgery there, and right now, they did another surgery. He is in a very difficult situation, very difficult. We are asking Allah that he returns him to us.”

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UFC star Conor McGregor, who happened to be Khabib’s adversary, extended his well-wishes to Mr. Nurmagomedov.