Top 25 all time highest-earners in the UFC

The list released by Athletic Panda has Conor Mcgregor sitting right at the top, whereas his fierce rival Khabib is placed third

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There is a reason why most of the UFC fighters are paid a hefty sum — Their life is at stake every time they step into the octagon. Although the amount they pocket is quite less when compared to boxers, the Tier 1 UFC fighters make huge sums to at least compete with the likes of boxers.

Unsurprisingly the Irishman, Conor McGregor tops the list having raked up 9.7 million Euros through in his UFC career. The list released by Athletic Panda, includes only money made inside the octagon. The list even excluded fight night bonuses.

It’s raining dollars

1Conor McGregor9.7 million Euros
2Alistair Overeem7 million Euros
3Khabib Nurmagomedov7 million Euros
4Anderson Silva6.5 million Euros
5Michael Bisping5.7 million Euros
6Georges St-Pierre5.6 million Euros
7Jon Jones5.2 million Euros
8Mark Hunt5 million Euros
9Donald Cerrone4.7 million Euros
10Daniel Cormier4.6 million Euros
11Junior dos Santos4.4 million Euros
12Vitor Belfort4.4 million Euros
13Andrei Arlovski4.1 million Euros
14Brock Lesnar4.1 million Euros
15Rashad Evans3.8 million Euros
16Lyoto Machida3.7 million Euros
17Mauricio Rua3.6 million Euros
18Stipe Miocic3.6 million Euros
19Dan Henderson3.5 million Euros
20Chuck Liddell3.5 million Euros
21Nate Diaz3.5 million Euros
22Frankie Edgar3.5 million Euros
23Ronda Rousey3.4 million Euros
24Tito Ortiz3.3 million Euros
25Tyron Woodley3.2 million Euros
Courtesy : The Sun

With Conor McGregor topping the list, he has made a huge fortune outside the UFC too. According to Forbes, he has a net worth of 100 million Euros most of which he accumulated through his boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather, various sponsorship deals and not to forget his whiskey brand Proper Twelve.

Conor McGregor is quite closely followed by Dutch heavyweight fighter Alistair Overeem and the great Khabib Nurmagomedov, with both earning a whopping 7 million Euros in their respective UFC careers. The legendary Anderson Silva stood fourth with earnings of 6.5 million Euros, closely followed by Michael Bisping of the United Kingdom and Georges StPierre. Once fiery-rivals, Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier stood 7th and 10th having made 5.2 million Euros and 4.6 million Euros respectively.

Other notable fighters in the list were WWE fighter Brock Lesnar with career earnings of 4.1 million Euros. Current heavyweight champion Stipe Miocic was 18th in the list with earnings of 3.6 million Euros. The only female fighter in the list was ‘RowdyRonda Rousey, who was 23rd in the list having made 3.4 million Euros.

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