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Khabib Nurmagomedov pockets career high payout of £4.6m after beating Justin Gaethje before retiring at UFC 254


KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV has reportedly pocketed a career-high payout of £4.6million after beating Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

Khabib needed just two rounds to beat his foe via submission on Fight Island.

And the Russian then stunned fans by announcing his immediate retirement from the octagon.

Dana White claims Khabib is now the GOAT of UFC, having lost just TWO rounds throughout his entire career.

Khabib’s latest victory was his 29th win in UFC - maintaining a stunning 100 per cent success rate.

And RT claims he is also laughing all the way to the bank after pocketing £4.6m from the bout.

It’s added Khabib is also set to receive a post-fight bonus totalling nearly £70,000.

And there are also pay-per-view points in his contract which could see that figure get even higher.

It means Khabib is taking home slightly more than what he earned at UFC 242, where he beat Dustin Poirier.

It’s certainly a lot more than the £1.5m he received for winning against Conor McGregor at UFC 229, with the Irishman himself getting a higher £2.3m.

As for Gaethje, he is reportedly taking home just over £300,000 for his efforts in Saudi Arabia.

Khabib had been linked with a legacy fight against Georges St-Pierre for what would have been an extremely lucrative 30th battle.

But having retired, it remains to be seen what his next move will be.

Khabib retires as ‘truly the GOAT and best P4P UFC fighter’ according to Dana White in Conor McGregor and Jon Jones snub

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