UFC light-weight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov was reportedly Russia’s “most profitable” movie star or athlete below 40 with $16.5 million earned in 2019-2020.
Forbes reported that Nurmagomedov totaled $16.5 million in earnings for the fiscal 12 months ending in April 2020. This put Nurmagomedov in elite firm as he was ranked forward of NHL superstars Alexander Ovechkin, Evgeni Malkin, and Artemi Panarin, plus quite a lot of Russian celebrities and musicians, as nicely.
The Forbes rankings mix the earnings of the athletes or celebrities plus elements of their social media profile, as nicely. With Nurmagomedov having over 20 million followers on Instagram, that put him on the high of the checklist when mixed together with his earnings, which embody the cash he made within the UFC, plus sponsorships and talking preparations.
In line with Bloody Elbow’s Karim Zidan, “regardless of his strict coverage in opposition to sponsoring alcohol, cigarettes, or playing services and products, Nurmagomedov was capable of amass a sponsorship portfolio that included contracts with Reebok, Toyota, Gorilla Vitality drink, and Alhadaya (black cumin oil).”
The Forbes report says that Nurmagomedov additionally fees roughly $78,000 for his talking preparations and the cash he earned there was factored into his complete earnings.
In fact, Nurmagomedov is most well-known for combating contained in the Octagon, and his battle in opposition to Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in September 2019 was additionally a significant a part of his earnings. As a result of that occasion happened in Abu Dhabi, the salaries weren’t formally launched, but when Forbes’ report is correct, then Nurmagomedov revamped $10 million for the Poirier battle alone, which he gained by way of third-round submission in one more dominant exhibiting.
Sadly, Nurmagomedov’s scheduled battle in opposition to Tony Ferguson at UFC 249 in April in Brooklyn was scrapped because of the coronavirus pandemic, and had that battle gone on as scheduled it’s truthful to say Nurmagomedov’s earnings can be far larger than they had been, which is unbelievable to think about figuring out he’s already on the high of the checklist.
“I really feel extra snug once they don’t assist me. When many need you to lose, I need to present that they’re unsuitable. I need to dare,” Khabib Nurmagomedov is quoted as saying from the Synergy discussion board.
Khabib Nurmagomedov is subsequent set to defend the UFC light-weight championship when he takes on interim champ Justin Gaethje at UFC 243, which is rumored to happen in September in Abu Dhabi. Ought to Nurmagomedov show victorious in that battle, he could also be booked in a profitable rematch in opposition to UFC famous person Conor McGregor.