The Ultimate Fighting Championship, also known as the UFC, is a mixed martial arts promotion organization based in Las Vegas, Nevada. It is known as the world's largest MMA promotion company, and it is clear that it is a multibillion-dollar corporation. Athletes who compete in the UFC are extremely well compensated and are millionaires. Let's take a look at the Top 10 Richest UFC Fighters in the World without further ado.
10. Dominique Cruz-Net worth: $2 million
Dominick Cruz is ranked number ten on this list of the world's richest UFC fighters. Dominic, a fierce fighter with rising fame, had a stellar 2016 in which he fought three times.
Cruz also received two $50,000 "Fight Of The Night" bonuses and $110,000 in Reebok referral money last year. He has established himself as one of the most important athletes in the world, in addition to being one of the best fighters in the UFC.
9. Tyron Woodley-Net worth: $2.5 million
Tyron Woodley is ranked number 9 on this list of the world's richest UFC fighters. He has proven himself as a major UFC player this year.
He rose to prominence after defeating Robbie Lawler in a surprisingly quick way to win the UFC's new welterweight title at UFC 2016.
Of course, as champion, Woodley is entitled to a piece of the PPV auction, and he's doing everything he can to take advantage of it.
8. Robbie Lawler-Net worth: $2.8 million
Robbie Lawler is ranked number eight on this list of the top ten richest UFC fighters in the world. All good things must come to an end, and Robbie Lawler's reign as welterweight champion came to an end in 2016 after a fairy tale career over the previous few years.
Lawler was signed to receive a healthy salary of $500,000 per fight as a 170-pound kingpin, as well as a single "Fight Of The Night" bonus and $40,000 in Reebok earnings per fight.
He's worth $1,130,000 more than he was at the beginning of the year. He's currently taking a well-deserved break from fighting to enjoy the fruits of his labor.
7. Anderson Silva- Net worth: $3 million
Anderson Silva is ranked number seven on this list of the top ten richest UFC fighters in the world. Anderson Silva, the aging UFC legend, had a bad year in 2016. Despite this, he rose to sixth place on the list of highest-paid fighters.
Despite this setback, Silva dared to agree to a last-minute non-title fight with Daniel Cormier at UFC 200 in July, but once again found himself on the losing end of a judge's decision.
6. Dan Henderson-Net worth: $3.2 million
Dan Henderson is ranked number six on this list of the top ten richest UFC fighters in the world. Dan Henderson, a true sports legend, retired in 2016 at the age of 46.
But not before he made yet another significant contribution to his total career earnings. In a five-round fight, Henderson came close to defeating Bisping for the title.
But his 'UFC Hall of Fame' status was already established, and he had another financially successful year, with total disclosed profits of just over $3.2 million.
5. Alistair Overeem-Net worth: $3.5 million
Alistair Overeem is ranked number five on this list of the top ten richest UFC fighters in the world. He is without a doubt one of the most well-known figures in the UFC heavyweight division.
Alistair Overeem, the veteran star, has never won the title and is not a major pay-per-view star, much to everyone's surprise. Surprisingly, this only adds to his earnings potential.
All but a few superstars' base salaries are dwarfed by Overeem's. He earns $800,000 per fight just for showing off, with the option to bump it up to an even cooler million if he emerges victorious.
4. Brock Lesnar-Net worth: $4 million
Brock Lesnar is ranked number four on this list of the top ten richest UFC fighters in the world. The UFC announced that former heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar would fight Mark Hunt at UFC 200's main event in July, after a four-year absence.
Lesnar has been guaranteed $2.5 million regardless of whether he wins or loses at the star-studded event in Las Vegas. It would have also likely made a significant profit from reduced PPV revenue for a display that would have sold just over a million times.
Lesner has also made a name for himself as one of the most popular WWE wrestlers of all time, in addition to the UFC.
3. Nate Diaz-Net worth: $5 million
Nate Diaz is ranked number three on this list of the top ten richest UFC fighters in the world. Nate Diaz was unexpectedly pushed into the upper echelon of fighter salaries in 2016 after publicly expressing his dissatisfaction with his earning power in the UFC for many years.
It all started when the UFC approached Diaz with a last-minute offer to fight Conor McGregor at UFC 196 in March. Although Diaz was partying on a boat in Mexico when the call came in, he agreed.
The UFC, on the other hand, made it worthwhile by paying him a whopping $500,000 – a significant increase from the $40,000 he received after winning his previous fight.
2. Ronda Rousey-Net worth: $12 million
Ronda Rousey is ranked number two on this list of the top ten richest UFC fighters in the world. Despite only fighting a handful of times since 2015, UFC superstar Ronda Rousey has a strong case for being the sport's second highest-paid fighter this year.
Rousey has the second-highest disclosed base salary in UFC history, at $3,000,000. This is all the more impressive given his previous fight in November 2015 against Holly Holm.
Despite being the champion, she only had $75,000 to show off. She's also established herself as one of the best female MMA fighters of all time.
1. Conor McGregor-Net worth: $110 million
Conor McGregor is the richest UFC fighter in the world, ranking first on this list. In 2021, Conor McGregor redefined what it means to be a UFC superstar. By adding a second title belt to his name, he became a household name all over the world.
He also set numerous records and rose to become one of the highest-paid athletes in all sports. He also established himself as one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time.
McGregor was named to Forbes magazine's list of highest-paid athletes last year. However, it wouldn't be long before his earnings began to rise steadily.