Mixed martial arts has reaped huge financial benefits from the sports world thanks to the popularity of the pay-per-view formats of the sport. However, MMA is yet to receive the recognition it deserves from the international Olympics committee, although it remains a huge sport in the world with serious fighters making serious cash. Here are some of the top mixed martial arts fighters that their success may inspire you to wager on at the Spin Online Casino site, thanks to their success in the sport.
Richest MMA Fighters in 2021
- Conor McGregor
With an estimated net worth of $125 million, Connor McGregor ranks as the richest Irish MMA fighter and professional boxer. McGregor faced Floyd Mayweather Jr in his debut boxing match in August 2017, and although he lost the fight, he recorded the biggest PPV MMA draw in history. In North America, the fight drew over 4.2 million PPV buys – the second-highest in history.
- Khabib Nurmagomedov
A former Russian MMA fighter, Khabib Nurmagomedov is among the greatest fighters in history. Khabib registered an undefeated record of 29 wins before retiring from the UFC in 2020, going down in history books as the longest-reigning lightweight champion in the UFC. As of January 2021, the EX-MMA fighter had an estimated worth of around $40 million.
- Georges St. Pierre
This French-Canadian MMA fighter is known for his UFC success in the middleweight and welterweight divisions. St-Pierre reigned as the top welterweight fighter for several years, making him among the top MMA fighters in the division. The MMA fighter has an estimated net worth of about $30 million as of 2021.
- Brock Lesnar
Rising to fame during his days as a WWE wrestler, Brock Lesnar is among the most famous fighters in the entertainment industry. The MMA fighter and WWE wrestler has an estimated net worth of $28 million, with his earnings coming from his contracts at the UFC and WWE.
- BJ Penn
A retired American MMA fighter, BJ Penn reigned in the welterweight and lightweight divisions. Penn has a $22 million, despite being a notoriously inconsistent performer with only 16 wins in his 32 fights. Nonetheless, his big-game performances and victories over Paul Creighton and Din Thomas gave him a lot of cash before retiring in 2014. However, he made a comeback in 2017 and is still fighting in 2021.
- Anderson Silva
Anderson Silva holds the record as the longest-reigning UFC middleweight champion with an estimated worth of $18 million. Silva is among the greatest MMA fighters in history, recording 34 wins in 46 fights during his 7-year career.
- Fedor Emelianenko
A Russian MMA fighter currently competing in the Bellator MMA and Rizin Fighting Federation, Fedor Emelianenko is among the world’s best fighters today with an estimated worth of $18 million. Fedor is among the few high-profile fighters who have never competed in the UFC, recording 38 career wins and only six losses.
- Wanderlei Silva
Wanderlei Silva is among Brazil’s best MMA fighters, previously competing in PRIDE and UFC. Silva is currently competing in the Bellator MMA and Rizin Fighting Federation, registering an impressive record of 35 wins in 51 fights to amass a wealth of about $18 million.
- Randy Couture
An ex-military man and retired MMA fighter, Randy Couture recorded three UFC heavyweight championships and two lightweight Championships during his tenure. The 13-time heavyweight tournament winner in the UFC has an $18 million net worth, and he is popular for his impressive roles in The Expendables movies.
- Ronda Rousey
As the only female MMA fighter on this list, Ronda Rousey has a net worth of $15 million. Ronda took bronze in the 2008 Summer Olympics before foraying into professional wrestling and acting.