Khabib Nurmagomedov Net Worth
|Net Worth:||$40 Million|
|Salary:||$6.09 Million Per Year|
|Real Name:||Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov|
|Date of Birth:||20th September 1988|
|Age:||33 years old|
|Height:||5 ft 8 in (1.75 m)|
|Profession:||Mixed Martial Artist, Fighter|
|Updated:||23rd June 2022|
Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov wrestling bears as a child has become the stuff of legend in the MMA world. This Russian mixed martial artist and UFC lightweight champion are one of the most successful fighters to ever step into the Octagon. Over the course of his UFC career, Khabib Nurmagomedov fought and defeated all of his 29 opponents. Interestingly, Khabib is actually the first Muslim to ever hold the UFC Lightweight Championship.
Who is Khabib Nurmagomedov?
Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is a former Russian mixed martial artist. The former undisputed UFC champion had the longest reign of all lightweight champions in UFC history. Khabib Nurmagomedov held the title from April 2018 to March 2021, and during this period, he managed to win 27 times, and he left the UFC undefeated.
On March 18, 2021, the president of the UFC, Dana White, confirmed via Instagram that Khabib Nurmagomedov had officially retired. Khabib is also a Combat Sambo World Champion. Currently, the former professional MMA champion is running the MMA promotion that used to be known as the Gorilla Fighting Championship, which he acquired in 2020.
The promotion has since been rebranded to Eagle FC after Khabib Nurmagomedov’s nickname, “The Eagle.” Here are some things you may be interested in knowing about Khabib, including Nurmagomedov net worth.
What is Khabib Nurmagomedov Net Worth?
With a whopping net worth of $40 million, the undisputed UFC lightweight champion and Russian fighter live a well-off life. Most of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s good money was made from fighting in the UFC and specifically from his Pay-Per-View fights. Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the fighters who would easily earn millions in one night of fighting.
Keep in mind that this money would come whether Khabib Nurmagomedov won or lost, not that he ever lost a UFC round in the UFC lightweight division. After pounding Conor McGregor and defeating him using the triangle choke back in 2018, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov took home US$1.5 million. This was one of his biggest fights and it contributed a lot to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s Net Worth. He also managed to score some endorsement deals with Toyota and Reebok.
General Earnings Per Fight
In his other fights, Khabib Nurmagomedov would earn as much as $2,000,000 which contributed a lot to his net worth. As he became more dominant in the UFC, Khabib started earning a salary of $6,000,000 which also multiplied his net worth significantly. This amount was broken down into the contracted salary, the fight week incentive pay, and bonuses from performance nights.
Pay-per-view draws in millions per event in the MMA world, and during his days, the professional MMA fighter happened to be one of the biggest audience draws in UFC history, which added to Khabib Nurmagomedov’s net worth significantly. Fans loved his dynamic style of fighting, which was fun to watch, especially in his fights with the like of Conor Mcgregor. Another reason why his fights sold that much was his win streak.
Despite his achievements in mixed martial arts and Khabib Nurmagomedov’s net worth, the star continues to increase his chances of bagging more hard-earned money by pursuing college degrees and other business ventures.
Khabib is currently a fourth-year undergraduate student at the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics. The MMA fighter has always been a hard worker, so adding college degrees to his lightweight championship achievements is one more notch in his accomplishments.
Khabib Nurmagomedov Net Worth Growth by Year
Was Khabib Nurmagomedov always a multimillionaire? Obviously not. While he ended up earning millions each year towards the end of his career, Khabib also started from the bottom. For instance, Khabib earned $10,000 straight money on his UFC debut and a winning night bonus of $10,000 for his debut fight. He is a breakdown of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s net worth over a few years.
- 2022 $40 million
- 2021 $40 million
- 2020 $37 million
- 2019 $33 million
- 2018 $30 million
- 2017 $27 Million
- 2016 $24 Million
Now that Khabib Nurmagomedov is looking into other more lucrative opportunities, Khabib Nurmagomedov’s net worth will probably keep growing exponentially.
Khabib Nurmagomedov was born in 1988, on September 20, in Sil’di, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. His parents had three children, and he was the second. His father, Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, was a war veteran and a decorated athlete. When Khabib turned 17, his father started training him in combat sambo.
Khabib’s MMA career commenced in 2008 in Russia, and he also fought in Ukraine. After winning 16 times with no defeat, he moved to the Ultimate Fighting Championship in 2011. Khabib’s first fight in the UFC was against Kamal Shalorus in 2012. Over the next couple of years, he also fought and defeated several fighters, including Thiago Tavares, Abel Trujillo, Gleison Tibau, and Pat Healy. The majority of them were defeated through TKOs and submissions.
After defeating Rafael dos Anjos in 2014, Khabib Nurmagomedov shifted his focus to the lightweight title. Before getting his lightweight title shot, he had to go through fighters like Darrell Horcher, Edson Barboza, and Michael Johnson. Upon defeating the whole bunch, he was then awarded a shot at the title in a fight against Al Iaquinta.
Upon winning the fight, Khabib became the new UFC Lightweight Champion. Over the course of his career, Nurmagomedov successfully defended his title against fighters like Dustin Poirier, Conor McGregor, and Justin Gaethje.
Fun Facts About Khabib Nurmagomedov
Now that you know how much wealth Khabib Nurmagomedov has managed to amass over the course of his career, you are probably still interested in knowing more than Khabib Nurmagomedov net worth. Here are some fun facts about the champion.
- Khabib Nurmagomedov speaks six languages. This is probably why he got a lot of media attention during his UFC days. He speaks Avar, which is his native language, and he can also speak Russian, Kumyk, English, Turkish and Arabic.
- Other than being the best fighter, Nurmagomedov has a college degree in finance from the Plekhanov Russian University of Economics.
- He’s a huge soccer fan, and he’s quite open about it. He also posts a lot about football on social media. Growing up, Khabib used to play soccer, and he was even offered a pro contract by FC “Kazan.”
- During his martial arts career, Khabis has competed in four separate martial arts. He is a two-time World Combat Sambo champion, and he has competed in Pankration. Before going to the UFC, Khabib also participated in Army Hand to Hand combat and NAGA.
What Does the Future Look Like for Khabib?
Before Khabib Nurmagomedov retired from the UFC, he seemed to have already figured out his future and what other business ventures he wants to explore. His long-time coach suggests that he will likely turn his attention to finding the best upcoming MMA talent. UFC president Dana White also seems to have some big plans for Khabib.
Since the fighter has obviously ruled out returning to the Octagon, Dana seems to be pursuing the next best thing. He has hopes that Khabib Nurmagomedov will accept a coaching role on the new season of the reality television series ‘The Ultimate Fighter.’