Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, the father and trainer of UFC lightweight champion Khabib, remained in a coma for an entire week before returning to consciousness, a family friend has said.

Nurmagomedov Sr is currently being treated in a Moscow military hospital having been transferred on a special flight from his native Dagestan, after falling ill with pneumonia-like symptoms toward the end of April.

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It was reported this week that the 57-year-old had undergone heart surgery and was then placed in a coma, which family friend Ramazan Rabadanov has now said lasted an entire week.

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