Gaethje: I will keep praying for recovery of Khabib's father
Interim UFC Lightweight Champion Justin Gaethje is expected to fight UFC lightweight champ Khabib Nurmagomedov in the coming months, but that hasn’t stopped him from wishing the champ well during a period of personal turmoil.
Gaethje, who recently won the interim lightweight title with a hard-fought victory over Tony Ferguson, sent Nurmagomedov a compassionate message on Twitter.
"Sending every positive vibe to Khabib and his Father," Gaethje wrote on Twitter. "The man is a legend. I will keep praying for a speedy recovery."
Earlier this week, Nurmagomedov’s father Abdulmanap was in a medically-induced coma in a Moscow hospital. While Abdulmanap has reportedly woken from this coma, he is still said to be in serious condition, BJPenn reported.