MMA which is also known as Mixed Martial Arts may not be as equally famous like boxing or any other physical sports, but over the years it has garnered a stable flow of fans and business supporters and the popular major brands made it a very lucrative sport about full body contact performed inside the cage.
Here are the top 10 richest MMA Fighter gathered according to their declared gross income and updated in 2016.
Georges St. Pierre – $25 Million
The greatest name inside the cage has mastered the capacity to draw out his brute strength in facing his opponents along with accepting colossal endorsement offers to level up his net worth to the top spot. He was the best MMA fighter with 12 title wins up his sleeve until he was forced to retire in 2013.
BJ Penn – $20 Million
Landing on second spot, his capacity to remain in the UFC for a broadened time frame has made him one of its wealthiest athletes. On record, he has 16 wins and ten losses. He is a consistent crowd drawer and doesn’t see himself retiring from the sport in the next three years or so. He invested his earnings on a clothing line and maintains a revenue earning website for the MMA enthusiasts.
Anderson Silva – $18 Million
He was on a winning streak for the past seven years before getting defeated in 2013. However, he still has a solid fan base and was granted long term endorsement deals from a top shoe brand and burger company. Today, he is one of the most generously compensated MMA fighters in the record books of UFC.
Randy Couture – $17 Million
He is regarded as one of the leading pioneers of the full contact sport and saw its rise to popularity more than 15 years ago when he first stepped into the cage. Before he retired, he makes a minimum of $1 Million per match. His investment includes designing fitness gyms. His other source of income is making guest appearances on action films.
Fedor Emelianenko – $16. 5 Million
He is the trade secret of UFC and has created a huge impact every time he pins down his opponent. For now, he is retired busy with his MMA events promotion all over the world.
Brock Lesnar – $16 Million
This heavyweight fighter has done a hell of a great deal in the realm of battle games. He accomplished more wins than losses. In victory or in defeat, his opponents are aware that he can make $3 Million in just one title bout alone.
Tito Ortiz -$15 Million
Tito was one of the principal UFC stars and aware of his strong fan base. Rain or shine he is ready to compete and the roaring crowd adores his never say die behavior. He is one of the most proficient MMA contenders on the planet.
Chuck Liddell -$13 Million
He has already resigned, but he is still perceived as among the greatest names in the game. He credits the PPV (pay per view) proceeds as one of the reasons why his income is still stable even if he already stopped fighting since 2010.
Quinton Jackson – $12 Million
After an intense display of power in all of his fights, he decided to resign in 2013. The marketing of his Japanese brand endorsement and his faithful fans made him return back in the cage and fight again in 2014.
Jon Jones – $10 Million
Despite the fact that he tested positive for substance abuse before his final title bout, he acknowledged it and vowed to remain clean and train hard for his last tournament where he manage to win and bring home almost half a million dollars and sealed a huge endorsement offer from a leading sports shoe brand.
|Sr.No.||MMA Fighter Name||Total Net Worth|
|1||Georges St. Pierre||$25 Million|
|2||BJ Penn||$20 Million|
|3||Anderson Silva||$18 Million|
|4||Randy Couture||$17 Million|
|5||Fedor Emelianenko||$16. 5 Million|
|6||Brock Lesnar||$16 Million|
|7||Tito Ortiz||$15 Million|
|8||Chuck Liddell||$13 Million|
|9||Quinton Jackson||$12 Million|
|10||Jon Jones||$10 Million|
If you know any other popular MMA sports man who having more than 10 million dollar net worth then do let us know.