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Top 60 Fighters With The Highest UFC Career Earnings Of All Time Have Been Revealed

Top 60 Fighters With The Highest UFC Career Earnings Of All Time Have Been Revealed

Conor McGregor tops the list with the highest UFC career earnings after pocketing over $15m 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.

And McGregor, who also received a mega-payday from his crossover fight with Floyd Mayweather, remains the clear frontrunner in UFC career earnings to date.


The 'Notorious' is miles ahead of MMA veteran Alistair Overeem, who placed second with $9,569,500 career earnings.

The Sports Daily reports that the career earnings are based on 'Fight of the Night, Knockout of the Night and Submission of the Night bonuses that have been made public.'

The publication also added that not all athletic commissions report fighters' salaries, meaning they have 'estimated a fighter's purse based on what they have earned in their other fights.'

Posted below are the top 60 fighters with the highest UFC career earnings in history.

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60. Holly Holm: $2,140,000

59. Tony Ferguson: $2,184,000

58. Glover Teixeira: $2,185,000


57. Robert Whittaker: $2,191,000

56. TJ Dillashaw: $2,214,000

55. Jeremy Stephens: $2,236,700

54. Israel Adesanya: $2,238,500


53. Joanna Jedrzejczyk: $2,292,000

52. Cristiane 'Cyborg' Justino: $2,300,000

51. Yoel Romero: $2,381,000

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50. Jorge Masvidal: $2,453,000

49. Dustin Poirier: $2,585,700

48. Amanda Nunes: $2,731,000

47. Anthony 'Rumble' Johnson: $2,782,800

46. Anthony Pettis: $2,952,500

45. Charles Oliveira: $2,975,500

44. Ronaldo 'Jacare' Souza: $3,005,000

43. Derrick Lewis: $3,036,000

42. Randy Couture: $3,045,000

41. Cain Velasquez: $3,130,000

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40. Urijah Faber: $3,151,000

39. Rafael dos Anjos: $3,158,000

38. Diego Sanchez: $3,261,000

37. Jim Miller: $3,278,000

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36. BJ Penn: $3,345,000

35. Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira: $3,400,000

34. Quinton 'Rampage' Jackson: $3,490,000

33. Frank Mir: $3,509,000

32. Demetrious Johnson: $3,538,000

31. Max Holloway: $3,592,000

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Top 50 Fighters With The Highest UFC Career Earnings Of All Time Have Been Revealed

Top 50 Fighters With The Highest UFC Career Earnings Of All Time Have Been Revealed

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30. Demian Maia: $3,680,000

29. Robbie Lawler: $3,823,000

28. Fabricio Werdum: $3,878,000

27. Chris Weidman: $3,886,000

26. Tito Ortiz: $4,135,000

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

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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

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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

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Topics: Donald Cerrone, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Michael Bisping, Conor Mcgregor, Jon Jones, Anderson Silva, UFC News, MMA News, Alistair Overeem, Mark Hunt, UFC, MMA, Georges St-Pierre

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