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Khabib Nurmagomedov will go down as one of the all-time greats to ever compete inside the UFC after a short yet glorious pro-MMA career of 29 wins with zero losses. While several fans wanted ‘The Eagle’ to stay around for a few more years, Nurmagomedov left after ensuring a lucrative net worth of $40 million for himself and his family.

Per Instagram followers, Khabib Nurmagomedov is the second most followed UFC alum on the platform only after Conor McGregor. Although Khabib’s fighting style was always well applauded, his stardom grew after the particular fight against McGregor in 2018.

Nurmagomedov earned one of the biggest paychecks and wins of his career, while his name became global. However, the Russian fighter would go on to earn his biggest paychecks in the game after beating ‘Notorious’.

How Much Money Did Khabib Nurmagomedov Make Against Conor McGregor

Khabib Nurmagomedov was handed a 9-month suspension and a $500k fine for his post-win brawl with Conor McGregor’s team during UFC 229 in Las Vegas. Despite so, the lightweight champion (then) secured a big bag for himself.

UFC 229 is still the biggest PPV success in the company’s history which did 2.4 million buys all over. Nurmagomedov was guaranteed a $ 2 million base purse, per reports. After adding the fight bonus, incentive, and PPV shares, Nurmagomedov seemingly earned $6.64 million. Conor McGregor was the biggest superstar in that bout. Hence, the Irishman took the bigger pot of money. After UFC 229, Nurmagomedov became a global phenomena, who entered his next two fights as the absolute A-side.

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When Did ‘The Eagle’ Bag His Biggest Cheques?

After successfully defend his 155 lbs gold against Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov defended the strap twice. He beat Dustin Poirier (UFC 242 in 2019) and Justin Gaethje (UFC 254 in 2020) respectively. The Russian fighter earned his biggest paydays in those two bouts. In both the fights, Khabib was reportedly guaranteed $6 million respectively for just appearing.

While he dominantly won, those benefitted him with added fight bonuses and sponsorship deals. As The MMA Salaries cite, the UFC lightweight champion earned $6.87 milllion in each of those fights. Khabib’s father and coach Abdulmanap Nurmagoedov died in 2020 Following the tragic incident, Khabib fought just once against Justin Gaethje and retired after his 29th pro win. Despite several tries from Dana White, Khabib has shown no interest in returning.

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