Conor McGregor reveals staggering amount he will earn from fighting Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229

CONOR McGREGOR claims he will pocket £50million for taking on Khabib Nurmagomedov in his UFC return.

The Irishman is fighting to recapture his lightweight title in Las Vegas this Saturday.

Conor McGregor is set to increase his fortune on his UFC return

He was stripped of the belt for agreeing to switch codes to face Floyd Mayweather in a money-spinning bout, taking home £100m for his troubles.

And McGregor, 30, is not doing badly for himself this time either, revealing to the Ariel Helwani MMA Show: “It’s a tasty, tasty, record-breaking deal.

“My team and myself have done a lot of great work – and with the UFC – we’ve done a lot of good work.

“It’s give or take [nine figures]. The Mayweather fight was nine figures but we’re almost there, it’s a good, solid eight figures – half way there.

Conor McGregor is trying to reclaim his lightweight title
Bitter rival Khabib Nurmagomedov currently holds the belt
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“We’re all very happy with where we’re at. It’s not what the Mayweather fight was but it’s a good half way there.

“And to fight this bum, this flat-footed fool that everyone thinks is all this and all that.

“He’s stuck in the mud and he’s going to freeze in there. We’re very happy with the deal.”

McGregor’s last UFC appearance came in 2016 when he became a two-weight champ by beating Eddie Alvarez.

And he vowed to put on a show against Khabib, who was on the bus he infamously attacked.

The duo will collide in Las Vegas this week
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Notorious added: “I believe [it will be a] KO, a devastating KO.

“I hope it’s not too early. I believe I will clatter him and he will crumble.

“I don’t believe he can take a smack. I don’t think he has the chin of a [Nate] Diaz or the composure of a [Floyd] Mayweather.

“He has a glass chin that hasn’t been cracked yet. I hope he absorbs it then I’ll maul him.”


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