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
|1||Conor McGregor||9.7 million Euros|
|2||Alistair Overeem||7 million Euros|
|3||Khabib Nurmagomedov||7 million Euros|
|4||Anderson Silva||6.5 million Euros|
|5||Michael Bisping||5.7 million Euros|
|6||Georges St-Pierre||5.6 million Euros|
|7||Jon Jones||5.2 million Euros|
|8||Mark Hunt||5 million Euros|
|9||Donald Cerrone||4.7 million Euros|
|10||Daniel Cormier||4.6 million Euros|
|11||Junior dos Santos||4.4 million Euros|
|12||Vitor Belfort||4.4 million Euros|
|13||Andrei Arlovski||4.1 million Euros|
|14||Brock Lesnar||4.1 million Euros|
|15||Rashad Evans||3.8 million Euros|
|16||Lyoto Machida||3.7 million Euros|
|17||Mauricio Rua||3.6 million Euros|
|18||Stipe Miocic||3.6 million Euros|
|19||Dan Henderson||3.5 million Euros|
|20||Chuck Liddell||3.5 million Euros|
|21||Nate Diaz||3.5 million Euros|
|22||Frankie Edgar||3.5 million Euros|
|23||Ronda Rousey||3.4 million Euros|
|24||Tito Ortiz||3.3 million Euros|
|25||Tyron Woodley||3.2 million Euros|
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 St–Pierre. 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 ‘Rowdy‘ Ronda Rousey, who was 23rd in the list having made 3.4 million Euros.