Top 5 Highest Earning UFC Fighters of All Time
UFC fighters earn a huge amount of money every time they enter the octagon. However, the amount earned by each fighter is different. As per the reports, UFC fighters earn six to seven digits figures from a single fight. Top UFC fighters earn more than you can guess even in a coronavirus pandemic. The latest report has revealed the highest earning UFC fighters of all time.
In the COVID era where every other sport is struggling, the UFC has helped their fighters to increase the average wages. Here is the list of UFC’s highest-paid fighters.
1. Conor McGregor
Conor McGregor is one of the biggest names in the UFC world. By far the McGregor is the highest earning UFC fighter of all time. As per Forbes reports, McGregor earned $3 million for his fight with Khabib Nurmagomedov. The total sum he earned from the fight was around $50 million. He earns an average of $15 million from each fight.
2. Alistair Overeem
He earned the spotlight when he knocked out Brock Lesner in his debut. In his last six fights, he earned more than $800,000 more than from each fight. The average money he earns for his fight is $ 9 million.
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov
Khabib Nurmagomedov is one of the popular names in the UFC. His famous victory against Conor McGregor is known by all. The lightweight champion has a record of 13-0 in UFC. He earned around $2,540,000 million from against McGregor. His average total earnings from each fight are estimated to be $8.68 million.
4. Anderson Silva
The Brazilian recently retired from the UFC. The middleweight veteran started his UFC career with a paycheck of $66,000. The highest money earned by Anderson Silva was in his fight against Derek Brunson at UFC 208. He took home around $820,000. His average earnings from each bout is $8.11 million.
5. Micheal Bisping
The British boxer took retirement from UFC in 2008. He made a whopping sum of $540,000 from his fight against St-Pierre. However, he lost the fight by technical submission. He currently works as a sports analyst. During his days he earned an average pay of $7.14 million per fight. He is one of the highest earning UFC fighters of all time.