Khabib Nurmagomedov has confirmed his father and coach, Abdulmanap, is in “very serious” condition suffering from Covid-19.

The UFC lightweight champion revealed some of his other relatives had died from the coronavirus as he made an impassioned plea to his fellow Dagestan citizens to listen to medical advice and stay home during the Islamic holiday of Eid.

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Khabib  shut down a conspiracy theorist who called the Covid-19 pandemic a ‘scam’, by revealing 11 people from his village have died from the disease and dozens more hospitalized, including his own father.

An emotional Khabib, whose ailing father Abdulmanap was on Tuesday fighting for his life in a Moscow hospital after suffering a stroke brought on by Covid-19 complications, shot down the troll with a sobering comment listing the death toll from coronavirus within the population of his village in his native Dagestan.

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