Khabib Nurmagomedov is a Russian Mixed Martial artists and fighter who is current UFC Lightweight Champion. The hard-hitting fighter who is known for his quick, strong and fearless punch is former two-time Combat Sambo World Champion and a black belt holder in judo.
Here are five interesting facts about Khabib Nurmagomedov including his net worth, wife, children and career.
1. Khabib Nurmagomedov net worth is estimated to be $1.5 million.
Khabib’s net worth result when searched on google is very hard to believe. One website estimated his earnings to be only $70,000 while another estimate his net worth to be more than $1.7 million.
According to The Sports Daily, Khabib has earned $1,502,000 from UFC and endorsements from brand like Reebok. In his last three fights, he racked $57,000 in a match against Michael Johnson (November 12, 2016), $215,000 against Edson Barboza (December 30, 2017) and $530,000 against Al Iaquinta (April 7, 2018). Overall, Khabib’s net worth falls in range between $1 million to $1.5 million.
2. Khabib’s interest in martial arts started at a very young age.
Born in the village of Sildi in Russia, Khabib developed interest in martial arts when he was a child. His father turned the ground floor of his house into a gym. His interest grew when he began watching students training at the gym.
At the age of six, his father who was an Army veteran at his time helped him to develop a fighting skill. He trained professional wrestling at the age of 12 and Judo from age 15. He then began training in combat sambo at 17 under the assistance of his father. When Khabib was young, he used to get frequently involved in street fights.
3. He is undefeated in MMA Career (up to 26th fight)
Khabib made his professional MMA debut in 2008 and won four fights in under a month. He was then called to UFC after his 16-0 perfect record in the regional circuits of Russia and Ukraine.
In 2011, he signed a six-fight deal in the UFC’s lightweight division and he defeated Kamal Shalorus via submission in his debut match. After that he went on to win series of matches against Gleison Tibau, Thiago Tavares, Abel Trujillo, Pat Healy, Rafael dos Anjos, Darrell Horcher, Michael Johnson and Edson Barboza.
His next match was against Al Iaquinta for the vacant UFC Lightweight Championship. He dominated the match controlling Iaquinta from the start to finish and won the championship via unanimous decision to become the UFC Lightweight Champion.
4. He is set to compete against Conor McGregor on October 6, 2018.
The highly anticipated match between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov has finally been set. The Irishman and the Russian will lock horns in Las Vegas on October 6 for the lightweight title.
The fight came after the Notorious Conor attacked a bus carrying the Russian and other fighters ahead of an event in New York in April. The Irishman’s last fought in Octagon in November 2016 in a match against Eddie Alvarez while his last fight came in the boxing match against Floyd Mayweather.
It is reported that the fight between these superstars is expected to be the biggest grossing UFC event of all time. It is also said that McGregor will earn over $25 million and a share of the pay per view revenue while it is still unclear how much Khabib Nurmagomedov will earn from this event.
5. He is married and has two children.
Khabib got married in June 2013 but unfortunately the name of his wife is still not known to public. With his wife, he has two children: one daughter and a son. His daughter was born on June 1, 2015 and two years later on December 30, 2017 they gave a birth to a son named Mohammed.