Khabib Nurmagomedov will make at least $6 million in his first UFC fight since the Conor McGregor brawl

(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. “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 fight against Conor McGregor at UFC 229, Nurmagomedov took home $2 million after he submitted the former champion in the fourth round of their bout.