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“In my personal case, I’ve had more than 20 people sick from my family,” Nurmagomedov said in comments translated by ESPN. “More than 20 people were lying in the ICUs. And many of them are no longer among us. Many acquaintances have died, many parents of my relatives. Everybody is having a hard time dealing with it.
“There is a lot written on the internet about my father. My father, right now, is located in a hospital. He is in critical condition as a result of this virus. It impacted his heart because last year he had a surgery there, and right now, they did another surgery. He is in a very difficult situation, very difficult. We are asking Allah that he returns him to us.”
Nurmagomedov has not commented on a potential fight date because of his father’s condition. UFC president Dana White, who over the past week has made several public comments wishing Nurmagomedov’s father well, has said he is targeting a fight between Nurmagomedov and Gaethje for September.
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