We will be presenting you the top 30 Richest MMA fighters in the world. Most of them are extremely popular fighters and known for their power and skills.
Many elite fighters have made fortunes due to their popularity and fighting styles. So, who do you think are the richest MMA fighters in the world?
Who do you think is the richest MMA fighter in the world. Let me give you a hint, and he is often regarded as the Notorious one.
Without further ado, let’s get right into it.
The Top 30 Richest MMA Fighters in the World
30. Forrest Griffin
Forrest Griffin is a former American MMA fighter who was also a UFC light heavyweight champion.
Griffin has a net worth of $7 million, making him one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.
Griffin is one of the influential people in the MMA.
Even though he has retired from fighting, he still serves as the Vice President of Athlete Development at the UFC Performance Institute.
Forrest fought a total of 26 games, and out of those, he won 19 of them and only lost 7.
Griffin was also inducted into the UFC hall of fame in 2013.
29. Urijah Faber
Urijah Christopher Faber is an American mixed martial artist and actor with a total net worth of $8 million. He fights in the UFC.
Faber used to fight in the featherweight division, but he has been fighting in the bantamweight division.
He is widely popular amongst his fans for his wrestling background. Urijah was a former NCAA wrestler.
Urijah has fought in 46 matches and won 35 out of them. And 17 of his 35 wins are via submission.
28. Nate Diaz
Now here is a more popular name for MMA lovers.
Nathan Donald Diaz is an American professional MMA fighter with a total net worth of $8 million.
Before rising to fame in the UFC octagon, Nate launched and honed his fighting skills in the World Extreme Cagefighting, Strikeforce, and Pancrase tournaments.
Diaz is popular in the MMA scene for his rivalry against Conor McGregor, who he fought in UFC 202. This fight was the highest sold PPV in UFC history until UFC 229.
Nate has fought 32 fights and won in 20 of them.
27. Eddie Alvarez
Edward Alvarez is also an American MMA fighter who used to be the UFC lightweight champion but currently fights in ONE championship.
He has a total net worth of $8 million, making him one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.
Alvarez started his career in the Bellator MMA and successfully won the Bellator Lightweight World Championship twice.
After his success there, he moved on to UFC and won the lightweight championship in the UFC as well.
He has amazing stats on his record, with a total of 30 wins in 40 matches. Out of those 30 wins, more than half of them are by knockouts.
26. Matt Hughes
Matthew Allen Hughes is a retired American MMA fighter who is known for his potent punches.
Matt’s net worth is $8 million, making him one of the richest MMA fighters.
Matthew is regarded as one of the best fighters in UFC history.
During his career, he won UFC Welterweight Champion twice and competed in 54 matches.
Out of 54 matches, he won in 45 of them and only lost 9.
During the peak of his career, Hughes conquered the welterweight division and won against every fighter in that division.
Due to his contribution to the UFC, he was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in May 2010.
25. Dan Henderson
Daniel Jeffery Henderson, popular by his nickname Hendo is a former MMA fighter with a net worth of $8 million.
Henderson competed in the middleweight division of the UFC before his retirement.
And also, during the peak of his career, he competed in the Olympic wrestling competition.
Over the span of his career, Daniel has won Strikeforce Light Heavyweight Champion, Welterweight, and Middleweight champion of Pride Fighting Championships.
Henderson fought in 47 fights throughout his career and was victorious in 32 of them.
Moreover, at the time of his retirement, Dan was the oldest UFC fighter on the roster.
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24. Anderson Silva
Anderson da Silva is a Brazilian-American Mixed Martial Artist who is regarded as one of the greatest of all times in UFC history.
He has a total net worth of $8 million, making him one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.
Anderson is the former UFC Middleweight Champion who also holds the longest title reign in UFC history. He held onto the title for 2,457 days.
He retained the title from 2006-2013, and during that time, he fought and won 16 consecutive fights, which is also another record.
Anderson recently retired from the UFC last year in November of 2020 and ended his successful career. He fought in 46 total matches and won 34 of them.
23. Rashad Evans
Rashad Anton Evan is a former MMA fighter who fought in the UFC for a long time.
During the time span of his career, he accumulated a net worth of $8.5 million.
Evans started his career with a bang, conquered the Ultimate Fighter 2, and then moved onto UFC.
In UFC, Evans emerged superior over other fighters and won the UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
He dominated every one of them and won 19 out of his 28 fights.
Despite numerous injuries, he was considered a great fighter, and recently in 2019, he was also inducted into the UFC hall of fame.
22. Donald Cerrone
Donald Anthony Cerrone, who is widely popular by his stage name of Cowboy, is an MMA fighter with a total net worth of $9 million.
Cerrone is actively fighting in the UFC, and he competes in the welterweight division of the UFC.
Before fighting in the MMA, Cerrone used to be a proficient kickboxer who everyone feared.
He competed in 29 fights in his kickboxing career, won 28 of them, and drew in one.
Moving onto his MMA career, he fought in 54 matches and was victorious in 36 of them.
Donald also holds the record for most wins in the UFC welterweight division and most finishes in UFC welterweight history.
21. Jose Aldo
José Aldo da Silva Oliveira Júnior, commonly known as Jose Aldo is an Brazlilian MMA fighter who fights for the UFC.
Aldo has a total net worth of $9 million, making him one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.
He is one of the most prestigious fighters in UFC history due to his great achievements.
Jose is a former three-time UFC Featherweight Champion.
In his MMA career, he lost his first match in 2005, and then for the next decade, he went without losing a single match.
He had a total win streak of 18 wins which Conor McGregor broker in their fight in the UFC 194.
Currently, Aldo fights in the bantamweight division and is ranked as the fourth contender for the title shot.
20. Michael Bisping
Michael Bisping is a British retired MMA fighter, sportscaster, and actor with a net worth of $9 million.
Bisping formerly competed in the UFC Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions, and he was also the UFC Middleweight Champion.
Asides from his UFC career, he was also the Cage Rage Light Heavyweight Champion, The Ultimate Fighter, and 3 Light Heavyweight tournament winner.
Michael was the first-ever British to win the UFC title and still is the only one who has done it so far.
Recently in 2019, Michael was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame.
19. Yoel Romero
Yoel Romero Palacio is a Cuban professional MMA fighter and a former wrestler with a net worth of $10 Million.
Romero was known as one of the most lethal fighters in the UFC due to his excellent wrestling and boxing skills.
He is currently fighting in the Bellator MMA as he parted ways with the UFC in 2020.
Yoel fights in the lightweight division of the competition.
During his career in UFC, he was regarded as one of the best despite not winning any titles.
He was a four-time challenger for the UFC Middleweight Championship, but unfortunately, he could not pull off a win.
18. Junior Dos Santos
Junior dos Santos Almeida is a Brazilian professional MMA fighter with a net worth of $10 million.
Santos is a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, and during his time in the UFC, he has defeated 5 heavyweight champions.
Junior has participated in 30 matches, and out of those 30 matches, he was victorious in 21 of them. Moreover, 15 of the wins were via Knockouts.
Unfortunately, just recently, a few months ago, Dos Santos was released from the UFC due to his bad performances over the last few matches.
17. Chael Sonnen
Chael Patrick Sonnen is an American retired MMA fighter, Promoter, and MMA analyst with a total net worth of $10 Million.
Sonnen rose to fame during his career in the UFC. He fought and won various fights and was the number one contender for both the light heavyweight and middleweight divisions.
Chael is also regarded as one of the best UFc fighters who have not won a single UFC title throughout their career.
Sonnen competed in 49 matches, out of which he won 31.
16. Jon Jones
Jonathan Dwight Jones, professionally known as Jon Bones Jones, is an American professional MMA fighter with a staggering net worth of $10 million.
Jones is currently in a contract with the UFC and is one of their best fighters in the light heavyweight division.
Jones is a former two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and currently, he is number one on the UFC men’s pound-for-pound rankings.
Bones also holds the record for being the youngest UFC champion at just an early age of 23.
He has only lost one fight throughout his long career and won 26 out of his 28 fights. But, unfortunately, one fight was deemed as no contest, so there were no winners.
15. Alistair Overeem
Alistair Cees Overeem is a professional Dutch Mixed Martial artist and a kickboxer with a total net worth of $10 million.
Overeem is a heavyweight fighter who has won Strikeforce Heavyweight Champion, DREAM Heavyweight Champion, and K-1 World Grand Prix Champion.
He also had a title shot at the UFC heavyweight title but failed to win the match.
Over the span of his career, Alistair had competed in 67 fights and has won 47 of them. More than half of his fight wins were via knockouts.
Unfortunately, Alistair was released from the UFC in March of 2021.
14. Frank Mir
Francisco Santos Mir III, professionally known as Frank Mir, is an American MMA fighter and a wrestler who currently fights in the Bellator MMA.
He has a net worth of $11 million, making him one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.
Mir had a long career in the UFC of 16 years, but he was released due to his injuries piling up.
Frank was a former two-time UFC Heavyweight Champion and record holder for most finishes and submission victories in UFC Heavyweight history.
Over the span of his career, Frank has participated in 32 matches and won 19 of them.
Quinton Ramone “Rampage” Jackson is an American mixed martial arts fighter, professional wrestler, and actor with a net worth of $12 million.
Jackson is the Bellator MMA: Season Ten champion, and he is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
He has also unified the Pride Middleweight Championship belt.
Over the years, Rampage has fought around 52 games and won 38 out of them.
He won 20 of them via knockouts. Rampage is widely known in MMA for his knockout power punches.
12. Chuck Liddell
Charles David Liddell is a former MMA fighter who competed in the UFC.
Chuck Liddell has a total net worth of $12 million, making him one of the richest MMA fighters in the world.
He was a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion who was known for his fierce fighting style.
Liddell is a man of many talents, and during his long career, he had mastered Kenpo, Karate, Kickboxing, and grappling.
Due to all those skills, Chuck Liddell was considered one of the most lethal fighters with extremely accurate striking.
In his Kickboxing career, he fought against 22 people, demolished them all, and won all 22 matches.
Whereas in UFC, he competed in 30 matches and won 21 matches.
11. Ronda Rousey
Ronda Rousey is an American professional wrestler, MMA fighter, and Judoka with a net worth of $13 million.
Rousey is popular amongst the fans due to her UFC fights and her gigs in the WWE, where she has been working for a long time.
Unfortunately, she is currently on a break from WWE and has not fought in the WWE ring for over two years now.
She has fought in 14 matches in her MMA career and has won 12.
With success she found from the UFC, she also launched herself in the Hollywood scene and television shows.
10. Randy Couture
Randy Duane Couture is an American professional MMA fighter, actor, and former U.S Army sergeant with a total net worth of $17 million.
He is known as one of the most intimidating fighters in UFC history, and over the span of his career, he has won the UFC Heavyweight Champion.
He is also a two-time UFC Light heavyweight Champion.
Randy is one of the few people to hold two UFC championship titles in two different divisions.
In his MMA career, he competed in 30 matches and won 19.
Besides his MMA career, he also had a successful career in acting as one of the lead members in the popular movie series The Expendables.
9. Wanderlei Silva
Wanderlei César da Silva is a Brazilian professional MMA fighter who started his career fighting in Japan’s Pride Fighting Championships.
He has a total net worth of $18 million, making him one of the richest MMA fighters.
Silva has a super successful career in the Pride fighting championships.
He holds the records for most wins, knockouts, title defenses, and longest winning streak in PRIDE history.
Silva was also a PRIDE Middleweight Champion and the 2003 PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Champion.
He fights for the Bellator MMA, and formerly he also had a career in UFC, but it wasn’t as successful.
Wanderlei has fought in 51 MMA fights and won 35 out of them.
8. Fedor Emelianenko
Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko is a Russian Professional MMA fighter who competes in the Rizin Fighting Federation and Bellator MMA.
The Russian MMA fighter has a net worth of $18 Millon.
Fedor may be the only fighter on this list who has not competed in the UFC. Emelianenko is known for his time in Japan’s Pride Fighting Championships.
He was their Heavyweight champion for four years in the mid-2000s.
Besides MMA, Fedor is also extremely proficient in Judo and has won the Russian Judo Federation National Championship during the peak of his career.
His MMA stats are bonkers, as he has competed in 46 matches and won 39 of them.
7. Tito Ortiz
Jacob Christopher “Tito” Ortiz is an American-born MMA fighter who later turned into a politician.
He has a net worth of $20 Million.
Ortiz is currently signed to the Combate Americas promotion, but he is most popular for his time in the UFC.
Tito was the Light Heavyweight Champion in the UFC and defended his title for over three years, from 2000-2003.
Ortiz was one of the most popular fighters in the UFC during its early days and sold many pay-per-view events due to his extreme fighting style.
He fought 34 matches and won 21 of them.
6. BJ Penn
Coming up on our list is another American MMA fighter Jay Dee “B.J.” Penn III, who has a total net worth of $22 million.
He is widely known for his Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu Techniques.
BJ Penn III was the first American to win the Gold medal in the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship.
During his time in the UFC, he did not stay in a particular division and kept moving up and down.
He had competed in Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, and Middleweight divisions.
Penn conquered the UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Welterweight Champion and was one of the few people to win multiple weight classes.
5. Brock Lesnar
Popular as The Beast Incarnate and The Conquerer, Brock Edward Lesnar is an American-Candian professional MMA fighter and a Wrestler.
He has a total net worth of $25 million.
Lesnar is popular amongst the UFC and WWE fans for his stints on both platforms, where he showcases that he is an outstanding fighter.
Brock certainly lives up to his nickname and has done well on both platforms. He is the longest-reigning WWE Universal Champion.
Lesnar has a long history of winning.
He is actually an eight-time world champion in WWE, World Champion in NJPW, UFC Heavyweight champion, and heavyweight wrestling champion in the NCAA.
4. Georges St. Pierre
Georges St-Pierre is a retired Canadian MMA fighter known for his time in UFC.
He has a net worth of $30 million.
Pierre is regarded as one of the greatest fighters to ever compete in UFC and MMA.
He conquered the UFC Welterweight and Middleweight divisions.
In UFC, he has competed in 28 fights and won 26 of them.
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is a Russian MMA fighter regarded as the best pound-for-pound fighter to have ever stepped in the UFC octagon.
He has a net worth of $40 million.
Nurmagomedov is known for his fights in the UFC lightweight division.
To date, Numagomedov has not lost a single fight and is undefeated with a record of 29 wins and 0 losses.
Unfortunately, Khabib’s mother passed away last year.
Further, he promised his mother never to fight again, so he retired from MMA after his victory against Justin Gaethje with an undefeated record.
2. Rorion Gracie
Rorion Gracie is a Brazilian MMA fighter who is known for his Gracie Jiu-Jitsu. He has a total net worth of $50 Million.
Gracie is one of the only few people who have a 9th-degree red belt in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
He is also the Grand Master, writer, publisher, producer, lecturer, and co-founder of the UFC.
Roroion has also released a video series for people who want to learn about Bazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
It consists of five volumes, and besides that, Garcia has also published a book titled The Gracie Diet in 2010.
1. Conor McGregor
And Yes, If you guessed Conor McGregor earlier, then you are correct. He is the richest MMA fighter with a staggering net worth of $300 Million.
McGregor is an Irish Profession MMA fighter who goes by the name of The Notorious one in the fighting world.
He is extremely popular in the fighting scene due to his underdog story. He came from nothing and conquered everything in the UFC.
Fans love to watch Conor due to his extremely aggressive fight style and hilarious remarks and roasts during the press conferences.
McGregor has sold the highest pay-per-view events in the UFC multiple times, and recently his whiskey business is booming, so his net worth has skyrocketed.
Besides fighting, he has a great business sense as well, and just recently, he was named the Highest-Paid Athlete in the world by Forbes magazine.