Khabib Nurmagomedov made a ridiculous amount of money when he came face-to-face with Conor McGregor back in 2018. Though, according to Dana White, Vladimir Putin gave Khabib an extra incentive to beat the Irishman. Being two of the biggest names in the sport, Khabib and McGregor understandably combined for the highest pay-per-view buys in UFC history. Headlining UFC 229, the lightweights allegedly sold 2.4 million PPV buys, which trumps the 1.6 million of the second-highest MMA event. During an appearance on the Games with Names podcast, Dana White opened up on the past feud between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov. “That was a big one for us,” White said.

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Khabib Nurmagomedov gifted $20 million in land by Vladimir Putin after Conor McGregor win, claims Dana White – MMA Weekly

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