According to information received from the Nevada Athletic Commission, Habib Nurmagomedov's guaranteed fee for the fight with Tony Ferguson at the UFC 209 tournament was $500,000, regardless of the outcome of the match.
Tony's fee for the fight was $250,000, and in case of victory he would have gotten as much more.
The health problem, which arose with the Russian fighter due to extreme weight cutting, led to the cancellation of this fight.
Because of this, Habib Nurmagomedov lost his fee. At first, it was not known whether Tony Ferguson would receive $ 250,000. On March 6, information appeared that the fee was paid to the American fighter. However, according to Dana White, even the money didn’t save Ferguson from disappointment and devastation.