Advert

Latest

an hour ago
Advert
an hour ago
Advert

Most Popular

8 hours ago
Advert

Khabib Nurmagomedov Set To Earn Career-High Purse And Smash UFC Record For UFC 254 Fight

Khabib Nurmagomedov Set To Earn Career-High Purse And Smash UFC Record For UFC 254 Fight

MMA superstar Khabib Nurmagomedov is reportedly set to earn a career-high purse of $10 million for his UFC 254 title fight.

Advert

And it's claimed he'll pocket a huge sum of money for his third UFC title defence.

Reports suggest Nurmagomedov will receive $10 million as base pay which would be a UFC record.

That pay does not include pay-per-view points and discretionary bonuses.

Advert

Speaking to TMZ Sports, UFC president Dana White revealed that UFC 254 is trending bigger than UFC 229.

"Yeah, it's trending bigger than that right now," he said when asked if Nurmagomedov vs. Gaethje will surpass the numbers generated from Nurmagomedov vs. McGregor.

More Like ThisMore Like This

1 of 6
UFC

Khabib Nurmagomedov Shares Crazy Photo Of His Mumps Battle Before UFC 254

Of course, these are unconfirmed reports though Nurmagomedov's previous pay in the UFC suggests the figure could be correct.

The 28-0 fighter earned a purse of $6 million (the current record for UFC base pay) when he defeated Dustin Poirier in his last Octagon outing.

Advert
UFC 254 Free Fight: Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs. Conor McGregor
UFC

UFC 254 Free Fight: Khabib Nurmagomedov Vs. Conor McGregor

published at4 months ago

And he earned $2 million for his mega-fight against Conor McGregor at UFC 229.

McGregor, who's considered UFC's money king, earned a base pay of $3 million for his fights against Nurmagomedov and Donald Cerrone.

Image: PA
Image: PA

Nurmagomedov's late father Abdulmanap once claimed his son had a net worth of $100 million.

Advert

When asked if his son's value was around $10 million to $50 million, Abdulmanap replied: "not enough," before answering that $100 million was a more "realistic" value per RT Sport.

The undefeated UFC champion is one of the highest paid athletes in the company and boasts lucrative sponsorship deals with Gorilla energy drinks and Reebok, among others.

Nurmagomedov, 32, hasn't fought since his submission victory over Poirier in September 2019.

But he makes his eagerly-awaited return this weekend at UFC 254.

Featured Image Credit: PA/Khabib Nurmagomedov

Topics: Khabib Nurmagomedov, Justin Gaethje, UFC News, Fight News, UFC, UFC 254

Chosen for YouChosen for You

Paul Scholes Explains Why Bruno Fernandes Should Not Win Player Of The Year
published atan hour ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Football

Paul Pogba Teases Manchester United Fans With Cryptic Jadon Sancho Post

published at8 hours ago

Nasir Jabbar

Nasir Jabbar is a journalist at SPORTbible. He graduated from Bath Spa University with a BA in Media Communications. He's a combat sport aficionado, and has contributed to MMA websites AddictedMMA and CagePotato. Nasir has covered some of the biggest fights, while interviewing the likes of Conor McGregor, Darren Till, Tyson Fury and Anthony Joshua. He's also an avid Bristol City fan.