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Top 30 Highest-Earning UFC Fighters Of All Time Have Been Revealed

Adnan Riaz

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Top 30 Highest-Earning UFC Fighters Of All Time Have Been Revealed

Conor McGregor tops the list with the highest UFC career earnings after pocketing $12m across his illustrious MMA fighting career.

The 31-year-old Irish superstar made his sensational MMA return in January with a stunning first-round TKO victory over Donald Cerrone at UFC 246.


The future Hall of Famer, who also received a mega-payday from his crossover fight with Floyd Mayweather, remains the clear frontrunner in career earnings to date.

The 'Notorious' is miles ahead of MMA veteran Alistair Overeem, who placed second with $8.7m career earnings.

Not far behind Overeem is McGregor's rival Khabib Nurmagomedov, who hasn't competed since his victory over Dustin Poirier at UFC 242 in September 2019.

The Athletic Panda compiled the earnings for the top 25 fighters from various sources, but the list doesn't include money made outside of the cage or through 'fight night bonuses.'

Posted below are the top 30 fighters with the highest UFC career earnings in history.

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30. Demetrious Johnson: $3,538,000

29. Chris Weidman: $3,551,000

28. Jose Aldo: $3,805,000

27. Robbie Lawler: $3,823,000

26. Fabricio Werdum: $3,878,000

25. Tyron Woodley: $3,974,000

24. Tito Ortiz: $4,135,000

23. Ronda Rousey: $4,275,000

22. Frankie Edgar: $4,343,000

21. Nate Diaz: $4,371,000

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20. Chuck Liddell: $4,380,000

19. Dan Henderson: $4,400,000

18. Stipe Miocic: $4,488,000

17. Mauricio 'Shogun' Rua: $4,540,000

16. Lyoto Machida: $4,585,000

15. Rashad Evans: $4,735,000

14. Brock Lesnar: $5,080,000

13. Andrei Arlovski: $5,089,000

12. Vitor Belfort: $5,455,200

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

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10. Daniel Cormier: $5,726,000

9. Donald Cerrone: $5,935,200

8. Mark Hunt: $6,304,000

7. Jon Jones: $6,485,000

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: $8,704,500

1. Conor McGregor: $12,022,000

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Topics: Donald Cerrone, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Conor Mcgregor, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, Daniel Cormier, UFC News, MMA News, Mark Hunt, UFC, MMA, Georges St-Pierre

Adnan Riaz
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