Khabib Nurmagomedov Under Investigation For $3 Million Tax Fraud

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is reportedly under investigation for underpayment of taxes related to his business affairs.

Since his retirement from MMA in 2020, the former UFC lightweight champion has been investing in businesses in Russia as well as overseas. Recently, Russian government authorities discovered discrepancies in his financial documentation, resulting in the freezing of specific business bank accounts.

Reports from Mash.ru and RT suggest that Khabib is under investigation for possible tax underpayment amounting to approximately $3 million or 300 million Rubles related to his business ventures.

Nurmagomedov’s recent run-in with Russian tax authorities is linked to his transfer of ownership in multiple companies, allegedly leaving close relatives and associates in charge. This move prompted an investigation by Russia’s Federal Tax Service, which uncovered inconsistencies in documentation, leading to the shutdown of some of his businesses.

In addition, Nurmagomedov’s MMA promotion company, Eagle Fighting Championship, is reportedly facing scrutiny and potential closure soon.

Authorities suspect that Nurmagomedov might have redirected funds intended for taxes to support investments in hotels and startups in Turkey and the UAE.

Hailing from Dagestan, Nurmagomedov retired from MMA with an impeccable professional record of 29-0 in 2020. Khabib’s wins over prominent opponents such as Conor McGregor, Dustin Poirier, and Justin Gaethje cemented his legacy as the greatest lightweight of all time. He was also inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2022.

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