Khabib Nurmagomedov Career Earnings In UFC
Khabib Nurmagomedov career earnings in the UFC total up to more than $2.5 million.
Nurmagomedov, 30, is widely considered to be one of the most dominant fighters in UFC history.
His career with the promotion began in January 2012 against Kamal Shalorus.
He defeated Shalorus by submission, and the victory would be a sign of things to come from Nurmagomedov.
The Dagestan superstar’s toughest test came in his next fight, when he took on Gleison Tibau in July 2012.
Tibau, a savvy veteran, was able to stuff Nurmagomedov’s takedown attempts in the most efficient way we have ever seen anyone do it.
Nurmagomedov ultimately won the bout, but a lot of people felt like the decision could have gone the other way.
That would be about as tough a victory as Nurmagomedov would have to get, though.
Related: Jon Jones Career Earnings In UFC
From then on, he would win in dominant fashion against the likes of Abel Trujillo, Pat Healy, Rafael Dos Anjos, Michael Johnson and Edson Barboza.
In April 2018, Nurmagomedov finally received a title shot against Al Iaquinta.
He ultimately pummeled the New York brawler for five rounds en route to winning the UFC lightweight championship of the world.
From there, Nurmagomedov was booked to fight Conor McGregor in what many expected to be the most watched UFC bout of all time.
The match lived up to its billing and it showcased two of the most fascinating fighting styles in mixed martial arts.
When it was all said and done, Nurmagomedov won in dominant fashion – submitting McGregor in the fourth round.
The victory solidified Nurmagomedov as the undisputed champion of the 155 pound weight class.
While there was some initial talk that Nurmagomedov may face off against McGregor in a rematch, that bout never came to fruition.
Instead, Nurmagomedov was scheduled to take on Dustin Poirier in September of 2019.
— khabib nurmagomedov (@TeamKhabib) August 25, 2019
Poirier previously captured the interim UFC lightweight championship of the world by defeated Max Holloway.
It remains to be seen if Nurmagomedov can get past Poirier, but if he does, he will likely be on his way to becoming one of the highest paid athletes in the sport today.
Nurmagomedov’s official, disclosed payouts can be found below.
Please keep in mind, these are only officially payouts and do not include any secret bonuses.
UFC on FX: Guillard vs Miller – Jan 20/12 – Win (Shalorus) – $16,000 ($8,000 to show, $8,000 win bonus)
UFC 148 – July 7/12 – Win (Tibau) – $20,000 ($10,000 to show, $10,000 win bonus)
UFC on FX: Belfort vs Bisping – Jan 19/13 – Win (Tavares) – $24,000 ($12,000 to show, $12,000 win bonus)
UFC 160 – May 25/13 – Win (Trujillo) – $25,200 ($14,000 to show, $14,000 win bonus, $2,800 fine for missing weight)
UFC 165 – Sept 21/13 – Win (Healy) – $46,000 ($23,000 to show, $23,000 win bonus)
UFC on Fox: Werdum vs Browne – Apr 19/14 – Win (dos Anjos) – $64,000 ($32,000 to show, $32,000 win bonus)
UFC on Fox: Teixeira vs Evans – Apr 16/16 – Win (Horcher) – $53,000 ($24,000 to show, $24,000 to show, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 205 – Nov 12/16 – Win (Johnson) – $57,000 ($26,000 to show, $26,000 win bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 219 – Dec 30/17 – Win (Barboza) – $215,000 ($80,000 to show, $80,000 win bonus, $50,000 Performance of the Night bonus, $5,000 Reebok sponsorship)
UFC 223 – Apr 7/18 – Win (Iaquinta) – $530,000 ($500,000 to show, $30,000 fight week incentive pay)
UFC 229 – Oct 6/18 – Win (McGregor) – $1,540,000 ($2,000,000 to show, $40,000 fight week incentive pay, $500,000 fine for post-fight brawl)
Total Career Earnings: $2,590,2000