Richest UFC fighter: The United Fighting Championship (UFC) is one of the most followed combat sports around the globe, and Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has turned out to churn some serious money for the athletes of today.
The growing popularity of the UFC Fight Nights, as well as the pay-per-view (PPV) revenue of a fight leads to the fighters earning millions in one night. That being said, here is best UFC fighter and their net worth.
The ‘Notorious’ Conor McGregor is one of the poster boys and the richest UFC fighter. McGregor has won quite a few championships and is known for his unique trash talking ability. Connor McGregor’s net worth is a staggering USD 115 million. More than his usual UFC Fights, his fight with Floyd ‘Money’ Mayweather is one of the primary reasons for McGregor’s meteoric financial rise. The masses eagerly wait for the Notorious to be in action, but Connor McGregor’s next fight is yet to be decided.
Rorian Gracie is one of the co founders of the UFC, and was also an integral athlete in the sport who had a ninth degree red belt in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu. Second on the list of highest paid UFC fighter, his net worth of USD 50 million makes him one of the wealthiest sports celebrities in the world.
Considered as one of the modern day legends and one of the top 10 UFC fighters of all time, the Dagestani fighter has remained unbeaten from the start of his career to his recent retirement. Nurmagomedov holds a stunning record of 29 wins and zero defeats, which also includes his famous win over Conor McGregor. Khabib Nurmagomedov’s net worth is estimated to be around USD 30 million.
The Irishman is considered as one of the top UFC fighters, as he has won the UFC Welterweight Championship on three separate occasions, while, also winning the middleweight championship in three years ago. Georges St Pierre announced his retirement recently, but still has a whopping net worth of USD 30 million
Regarded as one of the hottest properties in the wrestling community, Brock Lesnar just had to make the list of UFC richest fighters. Lesnar is currently an active member in the World Wrestling Entertainment. He has had his fair share of success in the UFC by winning championships as well, and also has a net worth of USD 28 million.
BJ Penn is just one of the three fighters in UFC history to have won multiple championships in various weight classes. Penn has won the Lightweight and the Welterweight Championships. What makes him even more special is that he was the undefeated lightweight champion for over eight years. The American international has a net worth of USD 22 million.
7. Anderson Silva
Known as one of the toughest MMA fighters, Anderson has the record of the longest winning streak in UFC history. The athlete has won 16 UFC fights in a row, which made him an absolute asset in the business. It is known for Silva to have a net worth of around USD 18 million.
8. Fedor Emelianenko
Emelianko is rightfully regarded as one of the finest heavyweight fighters in the MMA. However, he never got involved in the UFC. In spite of that, the Fedor Emelianenko has a net worth of around USD 18 million.
9. Wanderlei Silva
The Brazilian international has the record for most number of title defences, knockouts and also has the longest winning streak. The former champion is estimated to have a net worth of USD 18 million.
10. Randy Couture
Couture was a forer actor, a retired sergeant in the U.S. Army and an MMA Fighter. He was recently inducted in the UFC Hall of Fame, and his estimated net work is USD 17 million.