By Will Griffee For Mailonline
Published: 10:31 GMT, 26 October 2020 | Updated: 10:33 GMT, 26 October 2020
Khabib Nurmagomedov banked a career-high £4.6million for his stunning UFC 254 win over Justin Gaethje.
The Russian announced his shock retirement from MMA after securing a second round submission of the American, saying he'd promised his mother this would be his last fight as his later father Abdulmanap is no longer there to guide him.
And he will be able to embrace retired life with a massive boost financially after earning not only the £4.6m purse but also a pay-per-view share and post-fight bonuses.
Khabib Nurmagomedov has taken home a