Khabib Nurmagomedov was just inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Nurmagomedov left behind a legacy of 29 victories and no losses.
He retired due to a promise made to his mother following the passing of his father. While many criticize his early opponents as unestablished – his title defenses stand on their own proving his dominance over the most talented division in the UFC.
Nurmagomedov defended his title against the likes of McGregor, Poirer and Gathje – men who are undoubtedly up there still in the lightweight division.
During his Hall of fame induction Khabib was asked about top moments in his career and singled out a win against Conor McGregor.
“It was here – this arena – Oct. 6, 2018,” Nurmagomedov told reporters on the UFC Hall of Fame red carpet. “Biggest fight in MMA history. I’m very happy I win this fight. I can lose any of my fights. But no way this fight.”
But despite the McGregor match up – Nurmagomedov came out on top in another race – he was the best paid fighter on the UFC roster.
Highest-paid guaranteed purse was given to none of these megastars. Instead, former lightweight champion and UFC Hall of Famer Khabib Nurmagomedov had the honor of earning the highest UFC guaranteed purse of all time.