Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov 2022: Record, Net Worth, Salary, and Endorsements

Khabib "The Eagle" Nurmagomedov is the most dominant champion in the history of the UFC, with a record of 29 wins and no losses. Nurmagomedov has victories over some well-known fighters such as Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Rafael dos Anjos.

ABU DHABI, UNITED ARAB EMIRATES - SEPTEMBER 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia prepares to enter the Octagon prior to his lightweight championship bout against Dustin Poirier during UFC 242 at The Arena on September 7, 2019 in Yas Island, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Professional career


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After 16 wins outside of the UFC, Khabib made his UFC debut against Kamal Shalorus. He continued on his path of destruction and carried on from his victories outside the octagon. He has beaten the likes of Gleison Tibau, Edson Barboza, Michael Johnson, and Thiago Tavares before his title run. 

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Khabib Nurmagomedov: Career highlights

Nurmagomedov defeated Al Iaquinta to win the lightweight title at UFC 223. Since then, he has successfully defended his title against the former lightweight champion, Conor McGregor, and former interim lightweight champion, Dustin Poirier.

Nurmagomedov's fight with Conor McGregor is the biggest fight in UFC, according to PPV numbers. UFC 229, recorded 2.4 million buys.

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Accomplishments

Besides winning the UFC lightweight championship, accomplishments Khabib has won several titles outside MMA. These include combat sambo where he is a two-time World Champion. Furthermore, he has won two titles in Russian Combat Sambo.

He holds the record for the most takedowns (21) in a single fight. Apart from that, he has won the Performance of the Night bonus three times in 13 UFC fights. He is also an undefeated champion and holds a proud record of 29-0-0 in his career.

Nurmagomedov had retired after his last fight at UFC 254. His last fight saw him register his third title defense when he beat Justin Gaethje via triangle choke.

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Fighting Style

Khabib is one of the best grapplers on the planet. The Russian fighter can takedown almost anybody and dominate them for five rounds straight; he thrives on the canvas.

Nurmagomedov puts a high pace on his opponents and is not afraid of standing with some of the best strikers in the division. Moreover, he has the most underrated defensive striking. He has knocked down Conor McGregor and bloodied Al Iaquinta's face with his striking.

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Controversies

After defeating Conor McGregor at UFC 229, Khabib jumped over the cage and attacked Conor's Jiu-Jitsu coach, Dillon Danis. It was later revealed that Danis was being disrespectful to Khabib. Meanwhile, Khabib's teammates attacked Conor inside the cage post-fight.

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BROOKLYN, NEW YORK - APRIL 07: Khabib Nurmagomedov of Russia prepares to fight Al Iaquinta in their lightweight title bout during the UFC 223 event inside Barclays Center on April 7, 2018 in Brooklyn, New York. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Net Worth and Salary 2022

Khabib's victory over Conor McGregor elevated his status to a Mega Star. He made over $1,540,000 against Conor. However, he was fined $0.5 million for the post-fight brawl.

Nurmagomedov was awarded a whopping $6,090,000 for his second title defense against Dustin Poirier. As per The Sports Daily, 'The Eagle' has made $ 14,770,000 in his 13 UFC fights.

'The Eagle' has an estimated net worth of $40 million according to Celebrity Net Worth

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Endorsements 2022

In June 2020, Forbes Russia announced that Nurmagomedov is the #1 most successful Russian athlete.

In 2019, Khabib announced he was the brand ambassador of a payment service called SalamPay. Apart from that, he is sponsored by big companies like Gorilla Energy, Reebok, and Toyota.

The champion also makes quite a lot of money for special appearances. According to his manager, the Russian charges $300k per day for speaking engagements.

Apart from these, Nurmagomedov owns several brands that he has named after his monicker 'The Eagle'. This includes an MMA promotion known as 'Eagle Fighting Championship', which conducted its first North American event in 2022.

'The Eagle' also launched a fast-food chain known as M-eat. Currently, the eatery has 14 locations in Russia and plans to venture in neighboring countries in the future.

Khabib Nurmagomedov: Charities and Foundations


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After his dominant victory over Conor McGregor, Khabib traveled to Uganda to fix 13 wells so that people can have clean and safe drinking water. Apart from that, he helped to raise over $100,000 for Dustin Poirier's Charity - The Good Fight Foundation.

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NicknameThe Eagle
GymAmerican Kickboxing Academy
Weight/ Division155/ lightweight
Record 29-0-0, 0 NC
Active Win Streak29 wins (13 in the UFC)
Net Worth$40 million 
EndorsementsGorilla Energy, Reebok, Toyota, SalamPay
Marital StatusMarried (2013)
SpousePatimat Nurmagomedov
Fatima Nurmagomedov & Magomed Nurmagomedov