Khabib’s annual earnings revealed by Forbes with UFC champion making just a THIRD of rival Conor McGregor’s £39m – The Sun

KHABIB NURMAGOMEDOV earned just a THIRD of the money bitter rival Conor McGregor did in the last year.

Figures for the financial year ending April 6, 2020 show the Russian UFC champ pocketed just over £13million – while Notorious bagged a cool £39m.

The Irishman has set foot in the octagon just twice since 2016.

But the latest – his January demolition of Donald 'Cowboy' Cerrone – landed him a whopping £25m.

He also raked in around £4m from his Reebok sponsorship deal, which he signed in 2018, according to Forbes.

Notorious also founded his Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey brand which is available in Ireland, Australia, Canada, Russia and the US.

However, despite Khabib still topping the 'most successful Russians under 40' list, he is a way off McGregor, 32.

The pair have been bitter rivals since Khabib, also 32, beat McGregor in their 2018 bout which erupted into a post-fight brawl between the two camps.

And the feud continued earlier this summer after McGregor claimed Khabib's dad's coronavirus scare is a 'cover-up' for the Russian 'running away'.

In a now-deleted Instagram comment, the Irishman responded furiously to Khabib's cousin mocking him over his submission defeat in 2018.

Welterweight fighter Abubakar Nurmagomedov posted a picture of recently retired McGregor gasping for air in his clash with Khabib.

His caption jibed: "When it's coronavirus and you can't breathe".

And McGregor replied: "I figured it was all just a cover up about Abdulmanap.

"A cover up to hide the lack of activity and the pulling out of fights and running away. Good luck but remember – Allah sees all!"

Notorious had previously offered his support to the Nurmagomedov family, with Khabib's father and trainer Abdulmanap still in intensive care in a Moscow hospital.

The respected coach, 57, suffered a heart attack after being infected with Covid-19.

Khabib takes on Justin Gaethje this weekend at UFC 254.

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