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The 34-year-old American star is considered a trailblazer for women in the sport of MMA and became a huge box office attraction for Dana White’s UFC promotion.
Rousey was UFC’s inaugural women’s bantamweight champion and defended her title against the likes of MMA star Miesha Tate and Cat Zingano.
The MMA icon, who holds a professional record of 12 wins and two defeats, suffered back-to-back losses to Holly Holm and Amanda Nunes before her UFC exit.
Rousey’s popularity and success also led to acting appearances in Fast & Furious 7 and The Expendables 3 as well as a successful spell with WWE.
However, the Baddest Woman on the Planet has been on hiatus from wrestling since her last match at WrestleMania 35 in 2019.
Wealthy Gorilla compiled data from Celebrity Net Worth and Forbes to determine the top 20 richest MMA fighters, past and present, using their net worth estimates.
Rousey failed to make the top 10 of the male-dominated list, but her hefty $12m net worth saw her secure a place alongside Quinton Jackson.
McGregor, who is UFC’s biggest pay-per-view draw, is top of the pile by some distance.
The Notorious is believed to have a net worth of $110m, with the 33-year-old Irish superstar having secured lucrative deals throughout his career.
McGregor hasn’t fought in the octagon since he broke his leg against Dustin Poirier at UFC 264 in Las Vegas in July 2021.
But the future UFC Hall of Famer, who famously fought Floyd Mayweather in a mega-crossover fight, is expected to return to MMA action in 2022.
Posted below are the 20 richest MMA fighters in the world in 2022, according to Wealthy Gorilla.
20. Michael Bisping: $9m
19. Jose Aldo: $9m
18. Junior dos Santos: $10m
17. Jon Jones: $10m
16. Chael Sonnen: $10m
15. Frank Mir: $10m
14. Ronda Rousey: $12m
13. Quinton Jackson: $12m
12. Chuck Liddell: $14m
11. Tito Ortiz: $14m
10. Randy Couture: $17m
9. Wanderlei Silva: $18m
8. Fedor Emelianenko: $18m
7. Anderson Silva: $18m
6. BJ Penn: $22m
5. Brock Lesnar: $28m
4. Georges St-Pierre: $30m
3. Khabib Nurmagomedov: $30m
2. Rorion Gracie: $50m
1. Conor McGregor: $110m
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