Today we bring you the list of Top 15 highest paid MMA fighters in the world and the richest fighters right now, these numbers are not 100% accurate as none of the big professional sports earnings are. First we will see the highest paid mma fighters in 2013, with their salaries plus any reported bonuses for knockouts and submissions.
#10: Georges St-Pierre – $25 Million
George St Pierre claimed he earns $15 million a year through endorsesments and his fighting career, and he is one of the highest paid UFC fighter as well with getting $400,000 just from being in the fight plus share of PPV buys.
Read more about – Georges St Pierre Net Worth
#1: B.J. Penn – $20 Million
Source: Family money – RVCA – gyms – books)
PJ is one of the greates MMA fighter who fought in UFC and some other categories in his career, His net worth comes from family money, he has couple of very successfull gyms and wrote autibiography.
#2: Tito Ortiz – $15 Million
Source: Clothing line – gym – Jenna Jameson
Tito is and always have been a great fighter, his earned his net worth through his very own clothing line, have a gym which is highly succesfull and of course his love affair with pornstar Jenna Jameson.
#3: Randy Couture – $14 Million
Source: Expendables (movie), gym, clothing line)
Randy Courture is a succfull MMA fighter, he appeared in movie series Expendables with some of the biggest names in Hollywood, just like other succfull fighters he also have his very own gym and clothing line
#4: Chuck Liddell – $13 Million
Source: UFC earnings $4.3 M
Chuck Leddell is one fighter who has been on top of his game for so long, and he has earned the highest winnings/salary in UFC History which is beleived to be around $5 Million.
#5: Brock Lesnar – $12.5 Million
Source: WWE – NFL
Brock Lesnar came to limelight with his short career in WWE before he moved to MMA, he became world champions and than retired and went back to WWE, but before all of this wrestiling and fighting career he played as professional football player.
#6: Anderson Silva – $10 Million
One of the greatest fighters to have ever graced HFC, Silva recenly lost his World Championship belt but have been on top of UFC for a decade now.
#7: Fedor Emelianenko – $10 Million
#8: Wanderlei Silva – $8 Million
Source: Vegas Gym, Popularity in Japan)
Wanderlie Silva is a super star in Japan and they adore him which means many endorsement deals came his way, while he runns a succesfull gym in Las Vegas and also his UFC career and other promotions participation earned him quite a few bucks over the years.
#9: Quinton “Rampage” Jackson – $8 Million
Quiton Jackson made his name world wide with his triology fights with Wanderlie Silva, he also appear on TV regularly and endorsement plus his small parts in movies.
Here is the list of Some other top MMA Fighters, and what is their net worth which they earned through fighting career, endorsements, gyms and some other sources.
#11: Matt Hughes – $7 Million
#12: Forrest Griffin – $6.5 Million
#13: Rashad Evans – $6 Million
#14: Mauricio Rua – $6 Million
#15: Vitor Belfort – $5.5 Million
#16: Frank Mir – $5 Million
#18: Mirko Cro Cop – $4.5 Million
#19: Dan Henderson – $4.25 Million
#20: Jason Mayhem Miller – $4 Million
Top 10 Highest Paid MMA Fightesr 2013
|MMA Fighter||Salary/Winning 2013|
|Rashad Evans||$785,000 + PPV Sale Bonus|
|Michael Bisping||$ 700,000 + PPV Sale Bonus|
|Vitor Belfort||$ 650,000 + PPV Bonus|
|Anderson Silva||$ 600,000 + PPV Bonus|
|Jose Aldo||$ 530,000|
|Dan Henderson||$ 500,000 + PPV Bonus|
|Frankie Edgar||$ 460,000|
|Mark Hunt||$ 420,000|
|Cain Velasquez||$ 400,000|
|Georges St-Pierre||$ 400,000|
|Jon Jones||$ 400,000|
|Lyoto Machida||$ 400,000|
[ These numbers are derived from figures which are publicaly available, but any of these fighters are paid undisclosed fee under the table to say so ]