Khabib Nurmagomedov's father in hospital with 'pneumonia symptoms'

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father in hospital with ‘pneumonia and flu symptoms’ with UFC-champion son banned from visiting… but there is no confirmation that he has coronavirus

  • Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father is reportedly in hopsital with ‘flu symptoms’ 
  • The UFC star is not allowed to visit his father whilst he is sick in hospital 
  • Khabib posted a picture on Instagram of his father drinking tea just a week ago
  • Khabib was due to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 before the COVID-19 virus hit 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father is in hospital with ‘pneumonia and flu symptoms’, according to Russian reports.

Journalist Ramazan Rabadanov told local outlets: ‘Abdulmanap is in Makhachkala, in the Second City Hospital. He got sick in the mountains.

‘He walked for two days, the brothers barely persuaded to go to the hospital. While coronavirus is not confirmed, they say the flu.

Khabib Nurmagomedov’s father is in hospital with ‘pneumonia and flu symptoms’

Khabib training with his father who is pictured fitting his gloves pre-coronavirus lockdown 

‘No one is allowed to visit him.’ 

The reports therefore suggests Khabib is not allowed to visit his father while he is sick. 

Journalist Rabadanov also shared a picture of himself and Khabib’s father, saying: ‘(He) almost managed to build a park, took out the trash, planted an alley from new trees, put beautiful benches along the roads, and yesterday didn’t come to the park.

‘Hopefully the pneumonia doesn’t catch my friend and he comes to the park again.’

UFC star Khabib posted a picture of his father drinking tea on Instagram just a week ago, with a cryptic caption.

Khabib was due to fight Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 before the coronavirus pandemic hit

It read: ‘Time is not easy for all of us, pay attention not only to your family, but also to your parents, because parents are the keys to Paradise.

‘Appreciate the parents, because those who no longer feel sorry for them and would give everything that they have, just to sit with them for 5 minutes over a cup of tea.’

UFC president Dana White was dealt a blow earlier this month after his bid to host UFC 249 came to an end when executives from ESPN and Disney told the UFC chief to back down from his controversial plans to go ahead with the event amid the coronavirus pandemic. 

The event, which was initially scheduled to see Nurmagomedov fight Tony Ferguson, was due to be held at Barclays Center, Brooklyn, before the venue backed out. 

UFC 249 also lost Nurmagomedov after the Russian was unable to re-enter the United States.

White roped in Justin Gaethje to fight Ferguson for the interim title and made significant headway in finding a location, with ‘Fight Island’ – a private island based at Tachi Palace Hotel & Casino on tribal land in California’s Central Valley – willing to host the event.

The location, which is on tribal land, meant that the UFC would not have to adhere to the lockdown rules imposed by the US government. 

But all UFC events have been postponed indefinitely while the world continues to fight to contain the spread of the deadly coronavirus. 

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