Khabib Nurmagomedov has blossomed into one of the brightest mixed martial artists in the Ultimate Fighting Champion. Nurmagomedov is currently the undefeated lightweight champion of the top promotion in the sport, sitting at an impressive 27-0 in his professional career.
Khabib’s 27 consecutive wins gives him the longest winning streak in all of mixed martial arts.
His father, Abdulmanap, was a wrestler and trained in judo and sambo in the military before converting the ground floor of Nurmagomedov’s home into a gym. Khabib developed into two-time Combat Sambo World Champion before joining the UFC.
How much money did Nurmagomedov earn throughout his mixed martial arts career?
Khabib Nurmagomedov Net Worth: $2 million
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According to online reports and estimates, Nurmagomedov is worth approximately $2 million. A majority of his wealth has come throughout his lengthy mixed martial arts career which led him to the top of the 155-pound division of the lightweight champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship.
Nurmagomedov’s Early Years
Khabib Nurmagomedov was born on September 20, 1988 in Sildi, Dagestan ASSR, Russian SFSR, Soviet Union. His father, Abdulmanap, was a decorated athlete and Army veteran who began training his sons at an early age at the family gym. Khabib Nurmagomedov is known for his strong grappling ability. But how did Nurmagomedov become such a dominant wrestler?
Well, it started with wrestling bears as a child. In an old video that has been online throughout his career, a young Khabib can be seen wrestling a bear as the much larger animal forces him to work on his strength to escape compromising positions.
The Dagestani champion became the first Russian and first Muslim to win a UFC championship thanks in large part to his training by his father, Abdulmanap.
UFC Career (2011-Present)
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Nurmagomedov made his UFC debut on January 20, 2012 at UFC on FX: Guillard vs. Miller where he made his return to the lightweight division to score a submission victory over Kamal Shalorus. Nurmagedov signed with the UFC in 2011 with a 16-0 record. Nurmagomedov would continue to climb the ranks of the lightweight division — despite multiple injuries and weight-cutting issues — before ultimately competing for the vacant UFC lightweight champion on April 7, 2018 at UFC 223 in Brooklyn, New York where he earned a unanimous decision victory over Al Iaquinta.
Nurmagomedov’s highest-profile fight came on October 6, 2018, when he manhandled Conor McGregor en route to a fourth-round submission win to retain his title and advance his record to 27-0.
Conor McGregor Incident & Post-Fight Brawl
UFC 229 ended in absolute chaos after Khabib Nurmagomedov submitted Conor McGregor to retain his lightweight championship. After choking out McGregor, Khabib jumped out of the cage and attacked McGregor teammate Dillon Danis. Members of Khabib Nurmagomedov’s team, meanwhile, lept into the cage and jumped McGregor. The wild scene took a long time to contain. When Nurmagomedov left the cage, he immediately jumped and attempted to kick Dillon Danis.
Nurmagomedov’s teammates, meanwhile, went after McGregor.
Nurmagomedov and McGregor were provisionally suspended through December 10, 2018 by the Nevada State Athletic Commission for their roles in the post-UFC 229 brawl.