Nurmagomedov is highest-paid athlete in UFC - his manager
Russia’s UFC Reigning Lightweight Champion Khabib Nurmagomedov has become the highest-paid athlete in the UFC, his manager Ali Abdel-Aziz said.
"My opinion right now, Khabib is the pound-for-pound greatest fighter we’ve ever seen," Abdel-Aziz said. "He never lost. He’s never been caught. He’s never been dropped. He’s dominated every round against almost every opponent. No [performance-enhancing drugs], nothing. This is why he’s the highest-paid athlete in the UFC today," the manager told the MMA Fighting portal.
On June 4, Nurmagomedov signed a new contract with the UFC on several bouts. The Russian will face U.S. interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier in a title unification bout on September 7 at UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.