Top 20 Highest Paid UFC Fighters In History

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This article will tell you about some of the highest-paid UFC fighters of all time.

Over the years, the UFC has seen some iconic athletes compete inside the famed Octagon, including past champions Georges St-Pierre and Anderson Silva, as well as Jon Jones and Conor McGregor, who is nearing a return to action.

Silva, St-Pierre, Jones, and McGregor have all been involved in major UFC fights, with Dana White awarding big purses. But can you guess who is the highest-paid UFC fighter ever?

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It should come as no surprise that the ‘Notorious’ is at the top of the list, having been a huge pay-per-view draw since joining the promotion.

McGregor, who became the first UFC fighter to hold championships in two weight classes at the same time, has earned a whopping $39,300,000 in UFC career earnings, according to BetMGM. His disclosed pay stubs are intriguing reading.

Khabib Nurmagomedov, his previous opponent, earned $22,900,000 during his illustrious UFC career, which included a record-breaking title fight versus McGregor in October 2018.

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Alistar Overeem earned $15,400,500 in UFC lifetime earnings after making his UFC debut versus Brock Lesnar.

Former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva received $13,500,000, former UFC heavyweight champion Andre Arlovski received $11,200,000, and former UFC middleweight champion Michael Bisping received $11,100,000.

Ex-champions Junior dos Santos and Georges St-Pierre took home $11 million and $10,950,000, respectively.

Jones, the current UFC heavyweight champion who was forced to withdraw from his fight against Stipe Miocic last weekend, has earned $10,900,000 in UFC earnings.

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Donald Cerrone earned $10,600,000 during his UFC career, while Daniel Cormier earned $10,200,000. Mark Hunt, Stipe Miocic, Vitor Belfort, Dan Henderson, and Brock Lesnar round out the top twenty.

The following are the top 20 highest-paid UFC fighters of all time:

  1. Conor McGregor – $39.3 Million
  2. Khabib Nurmagomedov – $22.9 Million
  3. Alistair Overeem – $15.4 Million
  4. Anderson Silva – $13.5 Million
  5. Andrei Arlovski – $11.2 Million
  6. Michael Bisping – $11.1 Million
  7. Junior do Santos – $11 Million
  8. Georges St-Pierre – $10.95 Million
  9. Jon Jones – $10.9 Million
  10. Donald Cerrone – $10.6 Million
  11. Daniel Cormier – $10.2 Million
  12. Mark Hunt – $9.8 Million
  13. Stipe Miocic – $9.4 Million
  14. Vitor Belfort – $9 Million
  15. Dan Henderson – $8.5 Million
  16. Brock Lesnar – $5.3 Million
  17. Jose Aldo – $5.27 Million
  18. Mauricio Rua – $5.27 Million
  19. Frankie Edgar – $5.15 Million
  20. Lyoto Machida – $5.03 Million
By Shyam
Shyam Sharma who joined SPORTS BIG NEWS in 2021. Focuses on soccer – chiefly the Premier League, LaLiga, UEFA Champions League, Liga MX and MLS. On occasion, also covers American sports, general news and entertainment. Fascinated by the language of sport – particularly the under-appreciated art of translating cliché-speak.