Kamaru Usman Net Worth 2024: how rich is the Nigerian UFC legend?

Kamaru Usman is one of the biggest stars on the UFC roster. Here is everything you need to know about the star's net worth, UFC salary, and personal life.

Kamaru Usman Net Worth 2024: how rich is the Nigerian UFC legend?

Kamaru Usman has a massive net worth (via Instagram @usman84kg)

NameKamarudeen Usman
Net Worth$3 Million
Source of WealthMMA, Endorsements
Salary$600,000 (base salary)
ResidenceFort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
NicknameThe Nigerian Nightmare
Marital statusMarried
Last UpdatedJanuary 2024.

The welterweight superstar Kamaru Usman has earned an enormous amount of money for his accomplishments inside the UFC octagon. ‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ has become a household name in the fighting fraternity. Kamaru Usman has an estimated net worth of $3 million. The fighter has been at the receiving end of some hefty paychecks for his incredible performances.


Usman was born in a Nigerian town, Auchi, on May 11, 1987. The Nigerian is a professional mixed martial artist, former freestyle wrestler, and a graduate of folkstyle wrestling. Coming from a tough background, the Nigerian Nightmare has made it to the top of the mountain. Usman is undoubtedly one of the greatest champions in UFC’s welterweight division history.

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Kamaru Usman Net Worth 2023

One can’t be blamed for wondering what Kamaru Usman’s net worth is, given his outlandish outfits and trips in a private plane. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Kamaru Usman’s net worth is around $3 Million.

Kamaru Usman has an impressive net worth
Kamaru Usman has an impressive net worth (Image Courtesy – Men’s Journal)

It is worth mentioning that the fighter has also stepped foot in the acting business. He played a role in Marvel’s Black Panther: Wakanda Forever. The fighter has a handful of endorsements, which has helped add to his wealth.

Kamaru Usman salary

Usman is paid per fight and has a base salary of $600,000. Apart from this, the fighter also has the opportunity to win bonuses based on the merit of his performance. The fighter’s first professional fight in the octagon earned him just over $20k, according to The Sports Daily.

Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman (Image Courtesy – UFC.com)

The biggest spin in his career came when he beat fighters of top ranks like Rafael Dos Anjos and Tyron Woodley, whom he defeated on his way to the welterweight title. Kamaru Usman’s earnings as a champion have surely elevated. The fighter earned a seven-digit paycheck for his championship rematch fights against Colby Covington and Leon Edwards. His biggest paycheck was in the form of $1.8 million with PPV and bonuses against Covington at UFC 268.

Kamaru Usman Fighting Career

Usman started wrestling in his sophomore year in high school in Texas. He wrestled with Jon Jones in his senior national tournament before leaving for college. Usman actually made it to the US University World Team in 2010, but his injuries pushed him down, not allowing him to make the Olympic team trials.

Kamaru Usman
Kamaru Usman (Image Courtesy – Sports Illustrated)

Then, Kamaru gave up on wrestling and turned his eyes to Mixed Martial Arts. Kamaru Usman appeared on The Ultimate Fighter 21. The fighter since then has had a near-flawless career. Usman beat Woodley in a dominant fashion, making him the UFC welterweight champion.

Kamaru has a record of 20-3 in his MMA career. Winning the title in 2019 made him the first African champion in the UFC. Since then, he has gone on to break George St-Pierre‘s most consecutive wins in the division. Usman’s only loss in UFC came against Leon Edwards in dramatic fashion in 2022. The duo rematched in 2023, and Usman could not overcome Edwards.

Kamaru Usman personal life

Kamarudeen Usman is a married man and has a daughter. His wife, Eleslie Dietzsch, is of Brazilian descent, with whom he has a daughter named Samirah. Usman has never shied away from taking pride in being a father. The fighter’s family has been on his social media several times.

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Kamaru Usman and his father in the octagon (Image Source – The Sun)

Kamaru Usman’s father, Muhammed Nasiru Usman, was convicted of various offenses in 2010. He was sentenced to fifteen years imprisonment and was released on March 16, 2021. He was also present at UFC 261, where Usman defended his belt against Jorge Masvidal.

What is Kamaru Usman’s net worth?

Kamaru Usman’s net worth is estimated to be around $3 million.

 What is Kamaru Usman’s salary?

Kamaru has a whopping 6-digit salary of $600,000 (base salary).

What is Kamaru Usman’s wife’s name?

‘The Nigerian Nightmare’ is married to Eleslie Dietzsch, who is of Brazilian descent.

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