Top 10 Richest UFC Fighters (2024)

We take a look at the 10 richest fighters in the UFC.


Top 10 Richest UFC Fighters (2024)

Brock Lesnar and Conor McGregor are among the richest UFC fighters (via IMAGO)

MMA is one of the fastest-growing sports in the world. Every martial artist who steps inside the octagon dreams of the UFC belt wrapped around their waist in front of thousands of fans. The richest UFC fighters list is something that piques the fan interest. Conor McGregor, Ronda Rousey, and Brock Lesnar will surely be on the list.

Being a champion or top-level fighter in MMA surely allows you to make a fortune for yourself. Today, we look at the top 10 fighters who built an entire fortune by competing in MMA.

10. Chuck Liddell – $12 million

Chuck Liddell is one of the greatest light heavyweight fighters of all time. ‘The Iceman’ had tremendous knockout power. He along with Randy Couture and Tito Ortiz, were the face of the company during the early days of Dana White’s reign.

Chuck Liddell is one of the richest UFC fighters
Chuck Liddell (Image Courtesy – Sports Illustrated)

Liddell has a net worth of around $12 million. Liddell had sponsorship and endorsement deals when he was a fighter. He was a huge star for the UFC and has acted in films as well.

9. Ronda Rousey

Ronda Rousey is one of the pioneers of Women’s MMA. Rousey came from a Judo background and dominated the women’s MMA in its early stages. She is also among the greatest female fighters of all time.

Ronda Rousey is one the richest UFC fighters to grace the octagon
Ronda Rousey (Courtesy-Bleacher Report)

Ronda Rousey has a net worth of around $14 million. She was a PPV draw in the UFC and sold over one million PPVs multiple times. After retiring from MMA, she went to the WWE, where she made a huge amount of money.

8. Wanderlei Silva

Those who have seen his run only in the UFC and Bellator cannot contemplate the greatness of Wanderlei Silva. He is the light heavyweight GOAT of Japan’s Pride Fighting Championship.

Wanderlei Silva
Wanderlei Silva (via UFC)

He has a net worth of $18 million. Silva holds the record for most knockouts, most wins, and most title defenses, along with the longest winning streak in the history of the Japanese promotion.

7. Anderson Silva

Anderson “The Spider” Silva is considered one of the best middleweights ever. He holds the record for the longest undefeated streak in UFC history. Silva was a dominating champion until his unfortunate leg injury against Chris Weidman.

Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva – (Image Courtesy: MMA Fighting)

Silva’s net worth is also around $18 million. Anderson Silva had incredible Muay Thai ability and showcased impressive striking during his prime. He is also one of the greatest UFC champions of all time.

6. BJ Penn

Even after having 14 losses on his MMA record, the former UFC lightweight and welterweight champion, BJ Penn, is considered to be one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. BJ Penn used his excellent BJJ skills to overpower his opponents during his prime.

BJ Penn
BJ Penn – (Image Courtesy: BleacherReport)

Penn was a champion at several other promotions, and he has a very popular website that covers MMA News (BJPenn.com). With a net worth between $22 and $25 million, he is number 6 on our list of richest UFC fighters.

5. Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar is probably the most popular heavyweight champion of all time. The former amateur wrestling standout turned WWE Superstar turned UFC fighter is a humongous athlete with a physique that can complement even professional bodybuilders.

Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar (via WWE)

Brock Lesnar has been a champion at both UFC and WWE. His net worth sits between $25 and $28 million. A decrease in his net worth might happen due to his alleged involvement in the WWE’s se*ual misconduct lawsuit.

4. Georges St-Pierre

Georges St-Pierre is regarded as the best welterweight to ever compete in the UFC and is now enjoying his retirement. He has featured in many movies, with his most recent and most successful appearance as Georges Betroc in The Falcon and the Winter Soldier.

Georges St-Pierre
Georges St-Pierre – (Image Courtesy: MMA Fighting)

His net worth is a whopping $30 million. GSP made huge money during his fighting day and has many business interests that make him have a huge net worth.

3. Khabib Nurmagomedov

“The Eagle” Khabib Nurmagomedov holds a perfect record of 29-0 in his professional record. He was dominant throughout his career. The Dagestani Sambo master also works as a coach with his teammates.

Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov – (Image Courtesy: ESPN)

The Eagle used his phenomenal wrestling to dominate his opponents in the UFC. Khabib made the most money in his fight against Conor McGregor, where he demolished him. His net worth stands at around $40 million.

2. Rorion Gracie

This might come as a surprise, but the co-founder of the UFC, Rorion Gracie, is second on our list. He is among the few to hold a ninth-degree red belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and his students compete in all sorts of combat sports worldwide.

Rorian Gracie
Rorian Gracie – (Image Courtesy: BJJ Eastern Europe)

Gracie’s net worth is $60 Million, making him richer than most MMA fighters. He was an impactful businessman who popularized his father’s Martial Art, known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

1. Conor McGregor

Undoubtedly, at No.1 is the “The Notorious” Conor McGregor. The Irishman is the biggest star the UFC has ever produced, and he made the sport famous in a way no one else did. Many fighters give him credit for the same and look up to him for making money. He has luxury watches, sneakers, suits, and even a Lambo Yacht.

Conor McGregor hopes to return soon
Conor McGregor (Image via: IMAGO)

McGregor fought his money fight against the living legend Floyd Mayweather in a boxing match. While he lost the bout, ‘Mystic Mac’ gave him a tough time, and the fight earned him around $100 million.

He also co-founded a whisky brand, Proper Twelve, and he has made good money from it. This brand was recently bought for $600 million. Conor is leagues ahead of his colleagues in terms of Net worth. He sits at $200 million – $300 million.

FAQs

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Conor McGregor has a whopping net worth that ranges from $200 – $300 million.

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