In the face of disregard for the severity of the COVID-19 pandemic, Khabib Nurmagomedov shared the situation his home town was facing to warn people.
In recent days, the illness of Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, father of UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, has received much attention. Especially when the disease COVID-19 has spread in Russia with the 2nd highest number of infections worldwide.
However, there are still many individuals who seem to disregard the dangers of this disease. There are even people who think that COVID-19 is just a deceit of the government and the media. Responding to this comment on his personal page, Khabib responded quite harshly and shared the seriousness of the disease situation in his home country.
Dagestan, Khabib’s hometown, is facing a serious condition due to COVID-19
Khabib’s father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, is also undergoing intensive treatment after surgery. The cause is reported to be a recurrent heart disease due to the effects of COVID-19. For now, Abdulmanap is still using medical support to sustain his life.
Currently, Russia is ranked 2nd worldwide with 308 thousand COVID-19 infections with more than 2900 deaths. Particularly in Khabib’s home town of Dagestan, the government acknowledges that the number here exceeds the estimate of the data sent to Moscow.
Trapped in Russia since March due to the COVID-19 pandemic, Khabib Nurmagomedov is carrying out self-training and radical isolation. The UFC champion also regularly shares the advice that people should implement social spacing and avoid crowding, until the risk of the global pandemic is over.
Khabib is still at Dagestan practicing himself and performing Ramadan
Blocking Dagestan due to the COVID-19 pandemic since April, Khabib Nurmagomedov has yet to show the possibility of returning to UFC at least this summer. After the results of UFC 249, the lightweight champion’s next opponent will be American puncher Justin Gaethje – who just won the interim belt after winning Tony Ferguson.
As expected by President Dana White, the title match between Khabib and Justin Gaethje is likely to start in the fall from August this year. And if Khabib’s return to the US is still not feasible, it is possible that both fighters will have to face each other on “Fight Island” – the UFC project has been cherishing since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic.