The 10 richest MMA fighters in the world 2024

Being an MMA fighter can be a profitable business – as these stars of the octagon show.

They’re amongst the toughest sports stars in the world – taking part in brutal fights in packed stadiums and watched by millions on television.

And the leading lights of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world can earn millions of dollars with their talent.

Add in money-spinning fights against big name boxers, advertising and sponsorship deals, and shrewd investments, and these fearsome warriors can become fabulously wealthy.

Here are the top 10 MMA stars in the world in 2024, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

1. Conor McGregor

Ireland’s Conor McGregor is by far the biggest – and richest – name in MMA. The star of recent film Roadhouse is worth a remarkable $200 million. His 2017 fight agains boxer Floyd Mayweather alone is thought to have earned him in the region of $100 million.

2. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Russian fighter Khabib Abdulmanapovich was the longest-reigning UFC Lightweight Champion ever, holding the title from 2018 to 2021 with 29 wins and no losses. He’s currently retired undefeated and is worth approximately $40 million.

3. Brock Lesnar

Multitalented Brock Lesnar has enjoyed a varied career spanning MMA, American Football and wrestling. Currently signed up to have won the heavyweight championships of WWE, Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW),the Inoki Genome Federation (IGF), and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). Aside from the belts, it’s earned him a fortune of around $20 million.

4. Georges St-Pierre

Known simply as GPS, retired Canadian fighter Georges St-Pierre is one of the all-time great of MMA – having won titles in both the Ultimate Fighting Championship welterweight and middleweight divisions. His record of 26 wins from 28 fights has earned him in the region of $20 million.

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Being an MMA fighter can be a profitable business – as these stars of the octagon show.

They’re amongst the toughest sports stars in the world – taking part in brutal fights in packed stadiums and watched by millions on television.

And the leading lights of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world can earn millions of dollars with their talent.

Add in money-spinning fights against big name boxers, advertising and sponsorship deals, and shrewd investments, and these fearsome warriors can become fabulously wealthy.

Here are the top 10 MMA stars in the world in 2024, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

Add in money-spinning fights against big name boxers, advertising and sponsorship deals, and shrewd investments, and these fearsome warriors can become fabulously wealthy.

5. Tito Ortiz

American MMA fighter Tito Ortiz is a former Ultimate Fighting Championship Light Heavyweight Champion and was one of the early stars of the sport. He’s bolstered his fortune post-retirement by founding his own MMA equipment and clothing line called Punishment Athletics. His net worth is around $20 million.

6. Fedor Emelianenko

Widely considered the best MMA fighter of the 2000s, Russia’s Fedor Emelianenko was the PRIDE Heavyweight Champion from 2003-2007. He’s also a four-time combat sambo world champion, a seven-time combat sambo national champion, and two-time Russian national judo bronze medalist. His successful has seen him amass a fortune of around $18 million.

7. Wanderlei Silva

Brazilian fighter Wanderlei Silva competed in Japan’s Pride Fighting Championships and the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) and holds the record for the most wins, knockouts, title defenses and longest winning streak in PRIDE history. This year will see him inducted into the pioneer wing of the UFC Hall of Fame. His net worth is estimated at $18 million.

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8. Francis Ngannou

Cameroonian MMA star Francis Ngannou is currently signed to the Professional Fighters League (PFL) and has also fought in Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) where he was Heavyweight Champion. His recent fight against Anthony Joshua helped bolster his bank balance, meaning he’s worth around $15 million.

They’re amongst the toughest sports stars in the world – taking part in brutal fights in packed stadiums and watched by millions on television.

And the leading lights of the Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) world can earn millions of dollars with their talent.

Add in money-spinning fights against big name boxers, advertising and sponsorship deals, and shrewd investments, and these fearsome warriors can become fabulously wealthy.

Here are the top 10 MMA stars in the world in 2024, according to CelebrityNetWorth.

Add in money-spinning fights against big name boxers, advertising and sponsorship deals, and shrewd investments, and these fearsome warriors can become fabulously wealthy.

9. Anderson Silva

Known as The Spider, Brazilian Anderson Silva is a former UFC Middleweight Champion and holds the record for the longest title reign in UFC history at 2,457 days. He’s now traded MMA for the boxing ring and has a fortune of around $14 million.

10. Ronda Rousey

American fighter Ronda Rousey is the biggest name in women’s MMA. She’s an Olympic judo bronze medalist who was both Strikeforce and UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion. She was the first female fighter inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2018. Her career has earned her an estimate fortune of $14 million.

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