How Much Khabib Nurmagomedov Has Made In His UFC Career
An incredible amount of Khabib Nurmagomedov's UFC earnings have come from his last two fights, with the win over Dustin Poirier blowing the earnings against Conor McGregor out of the water.
The Irishman claimed to be everyone's 'red panty day' when discussing a future fight with Donald Cerrone, which will take place next week, and whilst he may have led to Khabib earning a lot the Russian earned far more fighting Poirier.
According to MMA Daily, the Eagle has earned $8,680,000 during his 12 fights in UFC, not including PPV buys, with $6,090,000 of that coming in his UFC 242 fight with Poirier and $1,540,000 coming against McGregor.
Against McGregor the UFC lightweight champion made $2,000,000 for turning up and a further $40,000 fight week incentive pay but was then docked $500,000 for the post fight brawl.
After tapping out the Irishman, Khabib jumped into the crowd and attacked a member of his opponents team, after the heated rivalry in the build up to the fight.
The attack, and all the afters involving members of his team getting into the octagon and attacking McGregor, resulted in fines for those involved and bans which meant Khabib didn't defend his title for nearly a year.
The win and the time out served to boost the 31-year-old's reputation and popularity in the sport and by the time he faced interim champion Poirier at UFC 242 in September he earned far more.
Nurmagomedov got $6 million for turning up, $40,000 for the fight week incentive and an extra $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, not bad going at all.
Winning his title against Al Iaquinta earned the Dagestany fighter $530,000 at UFC 223 and his fight before that added $215,000 to his bank account but before that no fight had even made Khabib $100k for the night.
Next up for the Russian is a date with Tony Ferguson to defend his lightweight title at UFC 249, in April, which is the fifth time the pair have been due to meet.
On each of the four previous occasions one of the two men has had to back out for some reason.
Khabib will be hoping to boost his earnings once again but a rematch with McGregor might be the biggest pay day out there.