Khabib Nurmagomedov’s crazy earnings revealed – $10 million for…
Reigning atop the UFC’s talent-stacked lightweight division, it’s hardly crazy that Khabib Nurmagomedov can rely on his earnings for financial stability. However the sheer size of those earnings for the fiscal year between 2019 and 2020 may be shocking.
According to Forbes, Nurmagomedov made $16.5 million dollars in 2019-2020. He is also listed as Russia’s “most successful” celebrity or athlete under 40 years old. Based on deductions and reports surrounding his earnings, he is predicted as making 10 million dollars for his latest fight at UFC 229. At that title defence, Nurmagomedov defeated Dustin Poirier via third round submission.
Aside from his fight purse, Nurmagomedov also has lucrative sponsorship deals with with Reebok, Toyota, Gorilla Energy drink, and Alhadaya (black cumin oil).
“It’s always nice when you are first. It doesn’t matter if it’s Instagram, in fights, in business,” Nurmagomedov said last year of his success. “I think men will understand me, and women as well. If I’m not mistaken, I think women aim to be first even more than men.”
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However the amount the Forbes reported may have been lower than Nurmagomedov’s actual earnings. The lightweight champion also takes part in several seminars and speaking engagements, which made up a sizeable portion of his earnings during the fiscal year. His manager Ali Abdelaziz chimed in on Twitter, claiming that Nurmagomedov makes 300,000 dollars per day for speaking engagements.
This is little bit wrong his speaking engagements 300k per day minimum https://t.co/2ehBJtd3Le
— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) June 30, 2020
“This is little bit wrong his speaking engagements 300k per day minimum,” Abdelaziz said of the report from Forbes.
Nurmagomedov is currently scheduled to make his next title defence on September 12th. The Dagestani will face interim champion Justin Gaethje in his third title defence. Gaethje famously defeated Nurmagomedov’s rival Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 to win the interim title, and a shot at becoming the undisputed champion.