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Khabib has $50 Million in Bank, Henry Cejudo on the retirement of Khabib

LockerRoom Team
Calendar Icon02 March 2024

The retired MMA legend Khabib Nurmagomedov continues to spark discussions, even years after stepping away from the Octagon. Recently, on the Pound 4 Pound podcast hosted by Henry Cejudo and Kamaru Usman, Nurmagomedov's legacy took center stage.

Although Cejudo and Usman aren't directly linked to Nurmagomedov in terms of friendship or training partnerships, their affiliation with Ali Abdelaziz's Dominance MMA stable brought them into the conversation about 'The Eagle.'

During the podcast, Cejudo delved into his own retirement journey and speculated about Nurmagomedov's future. "I never really retired the first time because of money," he remarked. "I retired because I f***ing loved the résumé that I was carrying, and it was too precious. Why do you think even a guy like Khabib has retired? Now, Khabib has every right to, you know why? Because he's got $50-$60 million dollars in the bank, you know what I'm saying? If I was Khabib too, I'd keep that precious 30–0 or 29–0, whatever, and just let people talk."

Cejudo's comments shed light on the financial and legacy considerations that may have influenced Nurmagomedov's retirement decision. With an undefeated record of 29 wins and no losses, Nurmagomedov's legacy is unparalleled in MMA history. His dominance inside the cage, coupled with his strategic brilliance, cemented his status as one of the sport's greatest.

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Comparatively, Cejudo's legacy is defined by his achievements as a two-division champion and victories over esteemed opponents like Demetrious Johnson and Dominick Cruz. While Cejudo's record may lack the flawless perfection of Nurmagomedov's, his ability to conquer multiple weight classes solidifies his place in MMA lore.


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