KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV says his father is still in a “serious condition” in hospital after his coronavirus battle.
Abdulmanap was placed in a coma last month after suffering a heart-attack and pneumonia brought on by Covid-19.
Khabib has kept a bedside vigil at the side of the man who turned him into the UFC lightweight champion of the world.
And now the 31-year-old Russian has revealed that while his dad looks to have beaten the virus, he still has a fight on his hands.
Speaking to Russian TV Channel One, Khabib said: “His condition is still serious, he’s still in intensive care.
“The coronavirus itself is behind him, but the virus has had consequences for his kidneys and his heart.
“As for the virus, there’s no need to worry, only about the other consequences.”
STRUGGLES TO COMMUNICATE
Khabib, who is set for his UFC re-appearance on Fight Island, then revealed that his father is awake from the coma he was placed in, but that speaking is still not possible.
He added: “I go to him, he recognises me, but there is no communication, since he is under the devices.
“Every day they let me in, I spend half an hour, hold his hand.
“When I ask ‘father, do you recognise me’, he nods his head, makes it clear.”
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It is understood that the 57-year-old fell ill in his home republic of Dagestan and was taken to a military hospital in Moscow via a “special flight”.
Russia has been hit hard by the coronavirus pandemic.
The official death toll stands at 8,206.