(CNN)After being absent for nearly a full year, UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov, 30, is making his return to the octagon this Saturday, September 7 for UFC 242 in Abu Dhabi.
Khabib Nurmagomedov will make at least $6 million in his first UFC fight since the Conor McGregor brawl
His upcoming fight with interim title holder Dustin Poirier, 30, is a 155-pound unification fight. For this fight, Nurmagomedov will take home a hefty payday of at least $6 million, according to Abdulmanap Nurmagomedov, Khabib's father and coach.
"This time, it (the purse) will be 3-3.5-fold higher," Abdulmanap told Russian state news agency TASS. "We aren't fighting for peanuts and we know our value." For his last figh