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Top 10 Richest UFC Fighters in the World

Top 10 Richest UFC Fighters in the World

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) is the world’s largest MMA promotion business. Along with its worldwide fame, it has some of the best combatants.

As one of the most popular sports, there is no doubt that millions of people around the world watch the games on television.

Furthermore, the events’ tickets are usually always sold out. As a result, there is little doubt that the sport generates enormous cash.

Fighters are also well compensated.

With the surge in popularity of the sports, some fighters make millions of dollars and have some of the biggest wages in the sports world.

In addition to their large salary, they have endorsement arrangements with a variety of brands.

As a result, their entire net worth increases.

Keeping these factors in mind, we’ve compiled a list of the wealthiest UFC fighters.

Here, we’ll look at their net worth to see who has the most money.

So, without further ado, let us get started on the list.

The World’s Top 10 Wealthiest UFC Fighters

The following list was compiled with the assistance of numerous reliable online sources such as News18, WealthyGorilla, and others.

However, before we get into the list, take a look at the rankings in the table below.

Fighters Name Net Worth (approx.)
10. Randy Couture $17 million
9. Wanderlei Silva $18 million
8. Fedor Emelianenko $18 million
7. Anderson Silva $18 million
6. BJ Penn $22 million
5. Brock Lesnar $28 million
4. George St. Pierre $30 million
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov $30 million
2. Rorion Gracie $50 million
1. Conor McGregor $110 million

10) Randy Couture

Heavyweight and Light Heavyweight divisions

Randy Couture is a former UFC champion, a former U.S. Army sergeant, an actor, a mixed martial artist, and a Greco-Roman wrestler.

With a net worth of $17 million, he ranks tenth among the richest UFC fighters.

Randy Couture
Randy Couture inside the court. Source: Men’s Health

Couture won the UFC Heavyweight Championship three times, the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship twice, and the interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship once.

The UFC fighter has fought in a total of 16 title fights.

He was recognized in the arena for using his wrestling talents to execute takedowns and repeatedly strike the opponent on the bottom.

Similarly, he combined a variety of skills, making him one of the best UFC fighters.

Couture has a mixed record in the UFC.

He is the first of the seven fighters to hold UFC championship titles in two separate classes, and he is tied for the most wins in UFC Heavyweight Championship battles.

He retired from the UFC in 2011 and is a member of the UFC Hall of Fame.

Couture is also the oldest champion in MMA history and the only UFC fighter to win a championship after being inducted into the Hall of Fame.

9) Wanderlei Silva

Heavyweight, Light Heavyweight, and Middleweight divisions

Wanderlei Silva, a Brazilian-American mixed martial artist fighter, is ranked ninth on our list.

He is worth $18 million in total. In 1998, he made his UFC debut at UFC Brazil: Ultimate Brazil.

Silva served in the Brazilian army before joining Vale Tudo, a Brazilian jiu-jitsu school.

His aggressive fighting style, along with street brawling, Muay Thai, and kickboxing, aided in his rise through the UFC ranks.

Wanderlei Silva
Wanderlei Silva during game. Source: MMA Fighting

Similarly, following his debut in UFC Brazil, he made his PRIDE debut at Pride7 in 1999.

Following that, he gradually began to dominate the organization.

Silva signed with UFC in 2007 after a stellar career in PRIDE.

He obtained his American citizenship in 2016.

His ruthless fighting style has elevated him to the ranks of UFC fighters.

However, his UFC career was cut short when he refused to submit to drug testing.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission banned Silva for life and penalized him $70,000 in 2014.\

Despite the fact that his lifetime suspension was lifted in 2015, he was removed from his UFC contract the following year.

8) Fedor Emelianenko

Heavyweight division

Fedor Emelianenko, a Russian mixed martial artist, is the next richest UFC fighter on our list.

He shares a net worth of $18 million with Wanderlei Silva.

He is a sambist judoka as well as a former UFC fighter.

Emelianenko began his professional career with the Russian Top Team.

Then he made his RINGS debut before joining the Pride Fighting Championships.

Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor Emelianenko retirement fight. Source: Bloody Elbow

However, he is best recognized for his career in MMA, where he made his debut in 2000.

MMA Pride Fighting Championship, FIAS World Combat Sambo Championship, and Russian Judo Federation National Championship are among Emelianenko’s major victories.

Similarly, the fighter is noted for notable victories over two Olympic medalists, four former UFC champions, and others.

Despite a good run, Emelianenko chose to take a break.

UFC President Dana White attempted but failed to entice him out of retirement.

Finally, in 2015, he declared that he was coming out of retirement.

He is currently participating in Rizin Fighting Federation and Bellator MMA.

7) Anderson Silva

Middleweight and light heavyweight divisions

Anderson Silva ranks seventh on our list of the richest UFC fighters.

He has a net worth of $18 million with Wanderlei Silva and Fedor Emelianenko.

Silva is a Brazilian-American MMA fighter and former UFC fighter.

Silva has been rated one of the greatest mixed martial artists by UFC president Dana White and various mixed martial arts analysts

As a result, he was one of the highest-paid fighters in the world.

Beginning his career in the welterweight division in Brazil, he debuted in PRIDE and Cage Rage before making his UFC debut.

Silva signed a multi-fight contract with the UFC in 2006 and made his debut at Ultimate Fight Night 5.

Silva, a stand-up fighter who specialized in Muay Thau, boxing, and taekwondo, set multiple UFC offensive striking records.

As a result, Silva is largely considered to be one of the best attackers in MMA history.

He also holds the record for the longest Middleweight Champion title reign in UFC history, with 2,457 days.

Similarly, Silva won 16 consecutive races over this time frame.

He departed the UFC in 2020 to pursue a boxing career.

6) B.J. Penn

Lightweight, Welterweight, and Middleweight divisions

BJ Penn comes in second, with a net worth of $22 million.

He is a professional MMA fighter and a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner.

The UFC fighter is widely recognized as one of the top competitors in the organization’s history.

He began his mixed martial arts career in 1997, when he began practicing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

He then became the first non-Brazilian to win the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship’s black-belt class in Rio de Janeiro.

Penn drew the attention of the UFC after this great feat.

On May 21, 2001, he made his first UFC appearance after signing with the organization.

His abilities quickly elevated him to the top of the primary roster.

Similarly, given his abilities, Penn became only the second fighter in UFC history to win titles in various weight classes.

He also held the titles of UFC Lightweight and UFC Weltweight Champion.

Dana White, the president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, credits him with pushing the lower-weight divisions into the mainstream of mixed martial arts.

Penn was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame’s Modern-era wing in 2015.

5) Brock Lesnar

Heavyweight division

Brock Lesnar is well-known as a WWE wrestler, but he is also a former MMA fighter, amateur wrestler, and professional football player.

He joined MMA in 2007. With a net worth of $28 million, he ranks fifth among the richest UFC fighters.

In 2008, Lesnar made his MMA debut in UFC 81: Breaking Point.

He established himself as a dominant fighter in the UFC from the start of his career.

He won his UFC Heavyweight Championship by technical knockout against Randy Couture at UFC 91.

ESPN magazine named Lesnar the best fighter in MMA and the highest-paid athlete in 2011.

However, because to his diverticulitis, he stopped from MMA the next year.

Despite having previously announced his retirement from MMA, Lesnar returned to the UFC in 2015.

He did, however, fail the UFC’s drug test and tested positive for clomiphene.

As a result, he was punished, and he withdrew from MMA for the second time in 2017.

Lesnar is a twelve-time world heavyweight champion, having won titles in WWE, NJPW, and MMA.

He is currently signed as a free agent with WWE. Lesnar is widely considered to be one of the greatest professional wrestlers of all time.

4) George St. Pierre

Welterweight and Middleweight divisions

George St. Pierre ranks fourth on our list of the richest UFC fighters.

The athlete has a net worth of $30 million and is widely recognized as one of the best fighters in MMA.

At UFC 46, he made his UFC debut.

St. Pierre initially learned Kyokushin Karate from his father.

He also had wrestling, Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, and boxing training.

Jean-Claude Van Damme influenced St. Pierre as a young lad.

He was defeated in his first debut match.

St. Pierre, on the other hand, won his next match by technical knockout in 1:42 of the first round.

He rose through the ranks to become a two-division UFC champion, winning titles in the welterweight and middleweight divisions.

St. Pierre is also recognized for training in a variety of gyms with a variety of groups.

At the time of his retirement, he held the record for most championship wins and the second longest cumulative title streak in UFC history.

In 2013, he declared his retirement.

St. Pierre returns to the UFC in 2017 after retiring as the defending Welterweight Champion.

3) Khabib Nurmagomedov

Lightweight and Welterweight divisions

With a net worth of $30 million, Khabib Nurmagomedov ranks alongside Geroge St. Pierre as one of the richest UFC competitors.

He is a former Russian professional MMA fighter and UFC fighter.

Khabib is largely recognized as the finest lightweight fighter in MMA history.

He had sambo, judo, and wrestling training.

Khabib made his professional MMA debut in 2008.

He had four victories within a month of his debut.

In 2011, the UFC signed Nurmagomedov to a six-fight contract in the lightweight category.

His UFC debut came at UFC on FX 1, where he defeated Kamal Shalorus.

Similarly, he went on to win the UFC title, becoming the first Muslim fighter to do so.

He was also the longest-reigning UFC Lightweight Champion.

At the time of his retirement, Nurmagomedov had 29 victories and no losses.

At the time of his retirement, he was rated first in the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.

Despite his retirement from the UFC, he continues to work as a mixed martial arts teacher and cornerman.

2) Gracie Rorion

Not specified division

Rorion Gracie is a co-founder of the UFC and a Brazilian-born Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Grand Master.

With a net worth of $50 million, he is the second richest UFC fighter in our list.

He is also a writer, producer, publisher, and lecturer.

Gracie is widely credited with introducing Gracie/Brazilian Jiu-jitsu to the United States.

In addition, he is one of only a handful persons in the world who holds a 9th-degree red belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.

UFC was founded in 1993 by Gracie and promoter and business entrepreneur Art Davie.

He gathered seven martial artists of various styles to compete in a single-elimination competition.

He also recruited the help of his brother Royce to represent the family in the event.

Royce, although the smallest contestant, demonstrated the Gracie family’s Gracie Jiu-Jitsu technique admirably.

Gracie is not only one of the richest UFC fighters; he is also one of the world’s richest sportsmen in all sports.

1)  Conor McGregor

Featherweight, Lightweight, and Welterweight divisions

And Conor McGregor takes the top place as the richest UFC competitor.

He is an Irish MMA fighter who currently competes in the UFC’s Lightweight division.

Similarly, he is one of the world’s highest-paid athletes.

McGregor was named the highest-paid athlete in 2021 by Forbes, with reported earnings of $180 million.

He debuted in the lightweight class the following year, after making his MMA debut in 2007.

McGregor also competes in the featherweight and welterweight weight classes.

Conor McGregor is one of the greatest names in the UFC.

As a result, he attracted the largest pay-per-view crowd in MMA history.

Similarly, he has headlined five of the six most-sold UFC pay-per-view events.

His main event with Khabib Nurmagomedov garnered 2.4 million pay-per-view viewers, while his boxing battle with Mayweather drew 4.3 million.

Aside from his large wage, McGregor has many sponsorship deals for $7 million.

He also runs a tavern, The Black Forge Inn, and has introduced Proper No. Twelve Irish whiskey.

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These competitors have made a fortune as a result of their prominence in the UFC.

These fighters have gained popularity by their outstanding skills and have amused audiences.

They have bled and sweated in the Octagon.

As a result, their hard-earned compensation is well-deserved, and they are the richest UFC athletes.