- MMA has risen to become more popular than boxing in recent years
- The success of MMA fighters is reflected by their fortunes as some are even richer than prominent boxers we know
- Conor McGregor is the richest MMA fighter with a net worth of $110 million
Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) has risen to become more popular than boxing, and the net worth of the richest MMA fighters are starting to reflect this fact.
Success in MMA does not come easily, which is why the fighters work and train hard in their careers. They are known for being mentally strong, hardworking and physically sturdy. These qualities enables them to score numerous wins hence earning millions of dollars throughout their careers.
If you’re an MMA fan, then you must be wondering how rich is your favourite fighter, and does he make the list of the richest? Well, worry no more because we have a list of the top ten richest MMA fighters in the world right now which will answer you question.
10. Randy Couture – $17 Million
We start our list with the famous Randy Couture, a retired United States Army Sergeant and former MMA fighter. Couture won six championship titles in the UFC. The 60-year-old currently has a net worth of $17 million, with the majority of his fortune coming from his MMA career.
9. Wanderlei Silva – $18 Million
Known for his aggressive fighting style, Wanderlei Silva has been successful in the octagon. The Brazilian has competed in Japan’s Pride Fighting Championships and the UFC as a middleweight. He holds the record for most wins, title defences, knockouts and longest winning streak in PRIDE history. Silva has a net worth of $18 million.
8. Anderson Silva – $18 Million
Nicknamed The Spider, Anderson Silva is one of the best MMA fighters of all time. Silva is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and defended the title longer than any other fighter in the history of UFC. The Brazilian earned a lot from his fights and currently has a net worth of $18 million.
7. Fedor Emelianenko – $18 Million
Fedor Emelianenko is a former MMA fighter turned politician. The retired heavyweight is widely regarded as one of the most accomplished stars in MMA and his net worth shows he made a lot during his fighting days. Fedor has a fortune of $18 million.
6. BJ Penn – $22 Million
BJ Penn is an American fighter and a Brazilian Jiu-jitsu practitioner. He is one of the only three fighters in history to win titles in multiple weight classes, having held the Lightweight and Welterweight UFC Championships. Penn has a net worth of $22 million.
5. Brock Lesnar – $28 Million
The Beast Incarnate was one of the best in the octagon during his days in the UFC. He made a lot of money, thanks to his fighting skills and currently has a net worth of $28 million. Brock Lesnar no longer competes in the UFC and is currently one of the biggest stars in WWE.
4. Georges St-Pierre – $30 Million
A three-time Welterweight Champion of the UFC, many consider Georges St-Pierre one of the greatest fighters of all time. Not only is he one of the best but also one of the richest MMA fighters. GSP has a massive net worth of $30 million.
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov – $30 Million
Widely regarded as one of the greatest fighters to have ever stepped inside the octagon, Khabib Nurmagomedov is an icon of the sport. He recorded 29 wins during his fighting days and never lost even a single match. Khabib earned millions of dollars as a result of his victories and currently has a net worth of $30 million.
2. Rorion Gracie – $50 Million
With a massive net worth of $30 million, Rorion Gracie comes second on the list of the richest MMA fighters. Gracie, who is the co-founder of UFC, has achieved great success in MMA. In fact, he is one of the few people in the world to hold a 9th-degree red belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Gracie is also a producer, writer, and lecturer.
1. Conor McGregor – $110 Million
Who else could be at the summit if not the one and only Conor McGregor? A true legend and one that deserves the success he has achieved due to his outstanding performances over the years. The Irish fighter has become an incredible sensation throughout his career.
Are you wondering why there is a huge gap between McGregor’s net worth and that of the second richest MMA fighter? Well, the answer is simply – the majority of McGregor’s net worth hasn’t come from his MMA fights. The amount he received from his boxing bout with Floyd Mayweather Jr. has played a bigger role in the making of his fortune. McGregor is filthy rich!