17 Richest MMA Fighters And Their Stunning Net Worths
1. Ronda Rousey – $12 Million
Ronda Rousey is one of the best female wrestlers of all time. She was once the UFC Women's Bantamweight Champion and was the first female fighter to be inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Currently, she is signed to the WWE and performs on the Raw brand. Besides being a professional wrestler, she is also an actress and a writer, which altogether have brought her a net worth of $12 million.
2. Conor Anthony McGregor – $110 Million
Conor Anthony McGregor is probably the most celebrated MMA fighter right now. He is a former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion and still holds the record for the biggest pay-per-view draw in MMA history. His skills and fame have made him the richest MMA fighter by far, with a staggering net worth of $110 million.
3. Hulk Hogan – $25 Million
Terry Gene Bollea, better known by his ring name Hulk Hogan, used to be one of the most popular wrestlers in the WWE and won thirteen world championship belts during the 1980s. Aside from wrestling, he has also appeared in a number of movies, television shows, and video games. Some of his works include the film No Holds Barred and television show Hogan Knows Best. His varied career has earned him a net worth of $25 million.
4. Mr. McMahon – $2.9 Billion
Vince McMahon, known by his ring name Mr. McMahon, is the majority owner, CEO and Chairman of the WWE. As a professional wrestler, he won two world champions and headlined multiple WWF/WWE pay-per-view events. It is his business acumen however that’s led to his massive fortune.
5. Randy Couture – $17 Million
Randy Couture’s wealth principally comes from his MMA career, acting roles, video game appearances and also his gym business. When he was in the UFC he earned three UFC heavyweight championship titles and two light heavyweight titles.
6. Brock Lesnar – $22 Million
Brock Lesnar is a mixed martial artist, as well as a former NFL player. At the age of 25, he won the WWE Championship, becoming the youngest champion in the title’s history. In 2004, he decided to pursue a career in the NFL and joined the Minnesota Vikings as a defensive tackle, but was cut before the start of the regular season. So he returned to be a professional wrestler and has gone on to win numerous championships since then.
7. Anderson Silva – $18 Million
Anderson "The Spider" Silva is a Brazillian-American professional mixed martial artist. He used to rule the middleweight division and held on to the title of UFC Middleweight Champion from 2006 to 2013, which was the longest title reign in UFC history. Many people have even named him the greatest mixed martial artist of all time.
8. Georges St-Pierre – $30 Million
Georges St-Pierre, more commonly known as GSP, was a two-division champion in the UFC and dominated the welterweight division for a number of years. Sadly, the man who put Canada on the MMA map announced his retirement on February 21, 2019.
9. Jon Jones – $10 Million
Some say if it wasn’t for his problems outside the sport, Jon Jones would be one of the greatest fighters of all time. He has held three UFC championship belts and was first in the official UFC pound-for-pound rankings as of August 19, 2019. As a result of his successful career, Jones has accumulated a net worth of an estimated $10 million.
10. B.J. Penn – $22 Million
Jay Dee "B.J." Penn III is a professional mixed martial art artist as well as a Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. He was the first American Gold medalist at the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship and is a former UFC Lightweight and Welterweight Champion. He has also started a website focusing on MMA news and analysis.
11. Quinton Jackson – $12 Million
Quinton Jackson is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and is currently signed with Bellator MMA. Before moving to the UFC, he was already a star in Pride FC due to his eccentric personality and aggressive fighting style. He also has a fledgling acting career, appearing in hit movies like The A-Team, which has contributed to him building a net worth of $12 million.
12. Fedor Emelianenko – $18 Million
Fedor Emelianenko is perhaps the last legit international MMA star outside of the UFC. He had been the heavyweight champion of Pride Fighting from 2003 – 2007, and had gone undefeated for over eight years (2001-2009). He is currently competing for the Rizin Fighting Federation and Bellator MMA.
13. Tito Ortiz – $15 Million
Tito Ortiz is currently signed to the Combate Americas promotion. He was a former Light Heavyweight Champion and successfully defended that title five times. Besides being one of the early stars of the sport, he is also known for his relationship with the former porn star Jenna Jameson.
14. Chael Sonnen – $10 Million
Chael Sonnen didn’t win any major titles during his MMA career, but he is famous for his trash talking. They say he might be the only MMA star that can out-trash talk Conor McGregor. After retirement, he became an MMA analyst for ESPN.
15. Frank Mir – $11 Million
Frank Mir is currently signed to Bellator MMA. Prior to that, he competed in the UFC for sixteen years. He was a former UFC Heavyweight Champion and was the first man to both knock out and submit Antônio Rodrigo Nogueira.
16. Chuck Liddell – $14 Million
Chuck Liddell is widely credited with popularizing MMA into the mainstream of American sports and entertainment, and was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2009. Nowadays, the former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion has a career in acting and writing. He wrote his autobiography, Iceman: My Fighting Life and has appeared in TV shows like Bones and Hawaii Five-O.
17. Rorion Gracie – $50 Million
Rorion Gracie is a master of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu and is the co-founder of the UFC. He is widely recognized for his contributions in introducing Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu to the US and the world. He has bulked up his net worth by being a writer, a producer, as well as a consultant for a few movies, including a couple of the Lethal Weapon films.