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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

Conor McGregor tops the list with the highest UFC career earnings after pocketing over $15m across his illustrious MMA fighting career.

The 32-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 $9,084,50 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 50 fighters with the highest UFC career earnings in history.

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50. Tony Ferguson: $2,714,000

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

48. Dustin Poirier: $2,955,700


47. Charles Oliveira: $2,975,500

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

45. Derrick Lewis: $3,036,000

44. Randy Couture: $3,045,000


43. Cain Velasquez: $3,130,000

42. Rafael dos Anjos: $3,148,000

41. Urijah Faber: $3,151,000

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40. Amanda Nunes: $3,221,000

39. Diego Sanchez: $3,261,000

38. Anthony Pettis: $3,282,500

37. BJ Penn: $3,345,000

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

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

34. Frank Mir: $3,509,000

33. Demetrious Johnson: $3,538,000

32. Jim Miller: $3,564,000

31. Max Holloway: $3,592,000

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30. Demian Maia: $3,680,000

29. Robbie Lawler: $3,823,000

28. Chris Weidman: $3,892,000

27. Fabricio Werdum: $3,993,000

26. Tito Ortiz: $4,135,000

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

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25. Tyron Woodley: $4,204,000

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. Vitor Belfort: $5,455,200

12. Daniel Cormier: $5,726,000

11. Andrei Arlovski: $5,779,000

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10. Junior dos Santos: $6,070,000

9. Mark Hunt: $6,304,000

8. Donald Cerrone: $6,375,200

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: $9,084,500

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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