UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov signed a new deal with the UFC last week. And while he didn’t disclose the details of his new contract, Nurmagomedov seemed happy about re-upping with the fight promotion.
“Frankly speaking, I would not like to disclose the terms of the contract,” Nurmagomedov said on his YouTube channel. “They are very good and most importantly, the brothers were extended, one was signed, the deadline was removed, we made some concessions, they went to some and came to some common denominator that is beneficial to all.” “If I say it is one of the best, it will somehow be wrong. I guess you can put it in the top three, some of the best conditions, contracts and agreements that have ever been concluded with the UFC.” “They were complicated of course,” Nurmagomedov said of the contract negotiations. “Ali said they were light. I have not experienced such difficulties because I knew that here it is, one, two, three, four, five. I specified for them such conditions (and) I told them without these five conditions, I will not agree because I think that they were absolutely deserved not only by me but also by our team, the whole team, with what happened in the last battle, before and after the battle, and directly during the battle. I think that we deserved conditions, contracts, so let’s say all that we have.”
Nurmagomedov defends his title against interim lightweight champion Dustin Poirier at UFC 242, which takes place on September 7th in Abu Dhabi.
Looks like Khabib will be fighting for years to come.