Top 10 richest MMA fighters in the world

April 5, 2021

Mixed Martial Arts, popularly known as MMA, is one of the world’s most popular sports. This rise in popularity has also reflected in MMA fighters’ net worths, with the top superstars earning massive bucks.

As an MMA fan, you would have been curious about the net worth of MMA fighters. This article will list out the top 10 richest MMA fighters currently. The numbers shown here are taken from Forbes and various other similar sources. A small note, though: One or two names in this list might surprise you.

10. Wanderlei Silva

Wanderlei Silva is a Brazilian MMA fighter who has competed in the UFC and PRIDE. He currently competes in Rizin Fighting Federation and Bellator MMA and has an impressive 35 wins in 51 bouts. His net worth is estimated to be $18M.
Sponsors: MMAWarehouse.com, Simead, Round 5, Venum, FighterXFashion, MMAuniverse
Companies: Wanderlei Silva Gym


9. Fedor Emelianenko

Fedor Emelianenko is a Russian MMA fighter who currently competes for the Rizin Fighting Federation and Bellator MMA. He is regarded as one of the world’s best fighters, and his net worth is close to $18M. Fedor is one of the most high-profile fighters to never compete in the UFC. He has a record of 38 wins and just six losses in his career.
Sponsors: Dragon Door, M-1, RVCA, Clinch Gear, Okko Sports,
Companies: Red Devil Sports Club


8. Anderson Silva

Anderson Silva is a retired Brazilian MMA fighter. He holds the record for the longest reign as a UFC Middleweight champion, holding on to the belt for 2457 days (~ 7 years). His net worth is $18M. Anderson Silva is regarded as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, with the man clocking up 34 wins in 46 bouts.
Sponsors: 9INE, Corinthians, Burger King, Nike, Rede Globo, Furnas Educa, Budweiser, Hotel Urbano, Do Bem, Viber, Sports Arena
Companies: Spider Kick Fitness,


7. Tito Ortiz

Tito Ortiz is a retired MMA fighter who is now an MMA coach and an actor. Ortiz had an impressive 19 victories while competing in UFC, and his net worth is $20M. Ortiz went on a hot run in 1999, defending the UFC Light Heavyweight title 5 times in a row. Ortiz left UFC after going on a long winless streak, culminating in a contract match against Forrest Griffin, which he lost.
Sponsors: Ritmo Mvndo, HashAtIt.com, For Him Magazine (FHM)
Companies: Punishment Athletics, Punishment Training Centre, Primetime 360 ESM


6. BJ Penn

BJ Penn is an American retired MMA fighter. He is a former Lightweight and Welterweight champion, with a net worth of $22M. Penn has been a notoriously inconsistent performer, with 16 wins in 32 bouts. But it’s his big game performance, with victories over Din Thomas and Paul Creighton’s likes as well as the fact that he holds the record for the all-time Lightweight title defense victories. BJ Penn retired in 2014 but made a return in 2017 and is still an active fighter.
Sponsors: RVCA
Companies: Fish & Poi co., BJPenn.com, Penn Fitness & Training centers


5. Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar is one of the most famous names in the sports entertainment industry. Brock is a WWE wrestler and MMA fighter. His net worth is close to $28M, with his earnings from a bumper WWE contract and UFC. He is the only wrestler to hold a WWE and UFC title at the same time.
Sponsors: Jimmy John’s sandwich, Reebok, Spike TV
Companies: DeathClutch, FighterXFashion


4. Georges St. Pierre

Georges St. Pierre is a retired Canadian MMA fighter. He was one of the most dominant UFC stars, with a record of 26 wins and just two losses. Georges amassed a net worth of $30M over the years, with his final few bouts seeing him earn $6M per fight. Georges retired in 2013 as a welterweight champion and as the superstar with the most wins in title bouts in UFC history.
Sponsors: Under Armour, NOS Energy drinks, Hayabusa, 888poker, Electronic Arts, Affliction, BudLight, Royer and Bacardi.
Companies: Hydro Revolution, Strike with Georges St. Pierre


3. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Khabib Nurmagomedov is a retired MMA fighter hailing from Russia. Khabib decided to bring the curtains down on his career in 2020, retiring as an undefeated UFC superstar. Khabib’s net worth, thanks to his impressive UFC career, is close to $40M, with almost half of it earned via UFC.
Sponsors: Gorilla Energy, Reebok, Toyota, SalamPay, Dethrone, Alhadaya.
Companies: Octazone, Eagle Networks, Eagles MMA, Gorilla Fighting Championship.


2. Rorion Gracie

Rorion Gracie is a legendary name in the world of MMA. Co-founder of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, Gracie is a Brazilian Martial artist who has also written books when he was an MMA trainer. Gracie’s net worth is close to $50M, thanks in no part to his stakes in UFC, which he sold to Dana White in 2016. Gracie holds a 9th-degree red belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu and is credited with introducing Jiu-jitsu to the world.
Companies: Ultimate Fighting Championship

1. Conor McGregor

One of the most recognized faces in the world of MMA, Conor McGregor tops this list, unsurprisingly. McGregor’s net worth is more than $300M, with half of his wealth coming from the sale of his whiskey business Proper No. Twelve. Apart from this, McGregor earned a major payday thanks to his bout with Floyd Mayweather in 2018. He has twice announced his retirement, the latest of which was in June 2020.
Sponsors: Electronic Arts (EA), Reebok, Burger King, Beats by Dre, Wynn Resorts, Monster Energy, TIDL Sports, David August, and McGregor FAST.
Companies: Proper No. Twelve, August McGregor, The Mac Life, McGregor Sports & Entertainment,

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