Have you ever wondered who the richest fighters are in the world when it comes to MMA? There’s no denying that MMA has experienced loads of popularity in recent years and the net worth of each great MMA fighter is truly reflecting that fact. Therefore, we compiled a list of MMA fighters that are currently earning the most in the sport.
1. Conor McGregor – Net Worth: $85 Million
As an Irish professional MMA fighter, McGregor is also considered the most notorious fighter in the MMA and has also grown into an incredible sensations within the last few years. The majority of Conor’s net worth didn’t come from fights in the MMA, but rather from a recent boxing bout against Floyd Mayweather.
2. Rorian Gracie – Net Worth: $50 Million
Rorian Gracie is best known as an American/Brazilian Gracie Jiu-Jitsu Master, co-founder of UFC, lecturer, producer, publisher, and writer. He is one of a handful of fighters that holds a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 9th degree red belt and also introduced Brazilian/Gracie Jit-Jitsu to the world.
3. Georges St. Pierre – Net Worth: $25 Million
St-Pierre is a 3 time former Welterweight Champion within the UFC and is considered a mixed martial artist reigning from Canada. Most people consider St-Pierre to be one of the best fighters of all time within MMA.
4. BJ Penn – Net Worth: $22 Million
BJ Penn, or Jay Dee Penn, is a mixed martial artist from America and is also a practitioner of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. Penn has managed to win both Welterweight and Lightweight UFC Championships. There’s only two other fighters in the history of the sport to have claimed titles in several weight classes.
5. Brock Lesnar – Net Worth: $22 Million
Brock Lesnar is a former mixed martial artist, American professional wrestler, and American football player. He is also the former Heavyweight Champion in the UFC, but is currently a WWE wrestler.
6. Anderson Silva – Net Worth: $18 Million
Anderson Silva is a former Middleweight UFC Champion and is considered a Brazilian mixed martial artist. Silva further impresses by holding the longest title streak in the history of the UFC with a total of 16 consecutive victories and a total of 10 title defenses.
7. Fedor Emelianenko – Net Worth: $18 Million
Emelianenko is a judoka, sambist, and heavyweight mixed martial artist from Russia. He currently fights in the MMA Bellator Championship and earned several accolades within the MMA over the last few years.
8. Wanderlei Silva – Net Worth: $18 Million
As a Brazilian mixed martial artist, Silva has competed in the UFC and the Pride Fighting Championship in Japan. Silva also holds records for most title defenses, knockouts, wins, and the longest winning streak in the history of PRIDE.
9. Randy Couture – Net Worth: $17 Million
Couture is a former mixed martial artist, retired U.S Army Sergeant, and an American actor. Couture won a total of 6 championships in the UFC and is also one of a handful of fighters to win titles in several weight classes.