Khabib Nurmagomedov is looking for a big payday against Conor McGregor. Although the fight has not been confirmed yet, it seems like Khabib’s team has a figure in mind.
Khabib’s manager Ali Abdelaziz noted in a recent interview that the Russian fighter deserves a better payday than what Nate Diaz got when he fought McGregor.
“We will get a deal done. Trust me. My relationship with Dana, Hunter, Sean, Mick. I have a different relationship. I’m not gonna overplay my hand and they need to be fair. There’s no way in hell Nate Diaz can make more money than Khabib. There’s no way in hell. [Nurmagomedov is the] undefeated, undisputed lightweight champion of he world. That’s it,” he said. (via MMA Mania)
Abdelaziz also cited a figure which would make the team happy.
“I’m not a greedy guy. Go ahead and make $100 million. If Khabib can make $10 million, I’m happy. At the end of the day, it’s not just somebody I manage. It’s my little brother, too. It’s not, ‘I’m gonna fight for him, I’m gonna get you this deal.’ It’s what he deserves. I don’t want anything extra than what he deserves. That’s it. I believe he’s one of the biggest stars in the UFC today,” he added.