The head of the American Kickboxing Academy, Javier Mendez, spoke about how Khabib Nurmagomedov gave his teammates a big surprise by giving each of them a thousand dollars.
“I remember once we were in Las Vegas and Khabib was signing autographs,” an American MMAnews specialist quotes. “He signed more than a thousand postcards and other things, and made very decent money. He had a lot of money, and when I returned to my room, Movlid Khaibulaev came to me and handed me a thousand dollars. I said it’s not my money and he said, ‘No coach, it’s from Khabib'”
“That day, Khabib gave all the members of the team a thousand dollars – he probably gave away half of what he earned. He shared with everyone. Khabib is a very good person, especially towards his brothers and family. Brothers means fighters, so we are all brothers to him. He is our brother, and not all people understand how generous he is and what a big heart he has.”
Former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov ended his professional career in October 2020 by unifying the interim and current titles against Justin Gaethje, and last summer the undefeated Russian fighter was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.