Top 25 Highest Paid UFC Fighters

CONOR McGREGOR remains the highest-paid UFC fighters of all time.

Conor McGregor is the obvious choice to be the top UFC earner. As of April 2020, he is the only fighter to have earned a cumulative figure of 8 digits in the UFC.

He has had a meteoric rise from earning $ 76,000 in his first fight at UFC on Fuel TV: Mousasi vs Latifi. The winning amount was only $8,000. However the Irish fighter secured the win and knockout of the night bonuses to boot.

Presently, ‘Notorious’ is one of the biggest draws of the company. Despite fighting just twice since 2016, he is miles ahead of the second-placed fighter. He has drawn in 7 figure sums in his last 5 fights.

McGregor returned to the Octagon this year and bagged $3 million for his fight against Donald Cerrone. It matched the salary he drew from his previous fight against Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 229. ‘Notorious’ vowed to fight 3 times a year and will only see his bank balance swell up even further. A potential rematch with ‘The Eagle’ could displace his highest-earning fights to date. Currently, these are his fights vs Diaz and Eddie Alvarez in 2016. ‘Notorious’ took home $ 3,090,000 after each fight.

25. Tyron Woodley: $4,174,000

24. Jose Aldo: $4,225,000

23. Ronda Rousey: $4,275,000

22. Chuck Liddell: $4,380,000

21. Dan Henderson: $4,400,000

20. Stipe Miocic: $4,488,000

19. Frankie Edgar: $4,568,000

18. Lyoto Machida: $4,585,000

17. Rashad Evans: $4,735,000

16. Mauricio ‘Shogun’ Rua: $4,755,000

15. Nate Diaz: $4,891,000

14. Brock Lesnar: $5,080,000

13. Andrei Arlovski: $5,409,000

12. Vitor Belfort: $5,455,200

11. Daniel Cormier: $ 5,726,000

10. Junior dos Santos: $5,970,000

9. Donald Cerrone: $6,155,200

8. Mark Hunt: $6,304,000

7. Jon Jones: $7,025,000

6. Georges St-Pierre: $7,037,000

5. Michael Bisping: $7,135,000

4. Anderson Silva: $8,112,000

3. Khabib Nurmagomedov: $8,680,200

2. Alistair Overeem: $9,569,500

1. Conor McGregor: $15,082,000