In the recent times, MMA fighters are going into the advantageous state as it has grown as an ultimate entertainment sport. People are extensively watching the matches around the world with great interest. Moreover, the MMA fights always stay packed up with crowds all around the year.
This is the reason for which the sport has raised a lot of revenue and the valuation for each game gas increased. The players are paid in heavy amounts and that makes them some of the richest MMA fighters in 2018 in such a short period of time.
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10. Tito Ortiz
He is a retired mixed martial artist with a very popular state and a great fan base in the UFC crowd. This is a spectator sport and that made him quite famous in the UFC circuit. He has a great number of knockouts and winnings and a great number of titles under his belt. He is the former Light- Heavyweight champion in the world. Presently he is retired from the sport and trains some young fighters. He has a net worth of about $15 million for which he has secured a place in the list.
9. Randy Couture
He is a great mixed martial artist from the United State Army. He was a Sergeant in the Army and was intensely trained in martial arts owing to his profession. He fought in UFC and won 6 championships in his career in UFC. Randy is another fighter with the multiple weight winnings. He has won many titles in his total career with a great number of knockouts. He has also acted in many movies and those action movies with great actors like Jason Statham and Sylvester Stallion and many others have made him filled with fans. Due to his career in different places, he presently has a net worth of about $17 million.
8. Wanderlei Silva
He is another fighter from the great fighting center of the world Brazil. He always competed in Japan’s fighting championships. He is trained in Japan in martial arts as well that made him a great known fighter. He competed in Pride Fighting Championship and Ultimate Fighting Championship. He holds a record number of winning, knockout, title defenses and has a long winning streak in the history of Pride Championships. He is presently on the list of richest fighters in history because of his riches of $18 million.
7. Fedor Emelianenko
He is a martial artist, judoka, and sambist hailing from Russia. He presently competes at the Bellator MMA Championships. He has earned many awards over the years and has been one of the best performers in this field. He is the most famous mixed martial artist that made him have the biggest fan base as an individual fighter all over Russia. He has won many awards including Knockout of the Year, Fight of the Decade, Heavyweight of the Year and many other awards. His present net worth stands at $18 million.
6. Anderson Silva
He is another UFC fighter trained in different designs of mixed martial arts. He is a fighter from Brazil who is a former UFC Middleweight Champion. He holds the longest streak of title in UFC world. This includes 16 straight wins and 10 title defenses, which has made him a legend in UFC history. He holds a great fan base because of his skills inside the ring and his winning persona. Most of his earnings are due to the winnings and thus he is considered as one of the richest MMA fighters in the world with net worth of $18 million to his name.
5. Brock Lesnar
The killing machine as he is called right now in WWE is a former fighter of the UFC. He has been a professional football player in America and also a mixed martial artist. He has successfully created history in his UFC career and is now the great wrestler in WWE universe. He won the UFC Heavyweight Championship and many other winnings under his belt in WWE. He is considered as one of the best boxers in history and his net worth presently stands at $22 million.
4. BJ Penn
He is another Jiu-Jitsu practitioner and expert and his skills work best inside the ring. He hails from America and is a mixed martial artist. He is a fighter who won both Lightweight and Welterweight UFC Championships. He has a great history created in his career in UFC already and the feat of being a champion in two types of weight category is only done by two other fighters for which he has a great fan base. His recent estimation of net worth in $22 million.
3. Georges St. Pierre
From Canada, St. Pierre is one of the great fighters in UFC. He started with mixed martial arts and became famous very soon and at a very young age learned the martial arts to a higher degree. He is considered one of the most advanced fighters with three-time former Welterweight Champion Awards under his belt, for which his fans find it engaging to watch his matches. He has immense numbers of wins in the UFC circuit which made him secure a great amount of money in his career. His net worth stands at $25 million at present. He is considered as one of the greatest MMA fighters in history if the sport.
2. Rorion Gracie
He is of Brazilian origin and is a master of Jiu-Jitsu. He is a trainer of martial arts as well and thus has a lot of skills in martial arts. He is also a writer, publisher, producer, lecturer and also the co-founder of the iconic MMA stage UFC. He is a red belt holder of 9th degree and has been one of the important people in introducing Jiu-Jitsu to the world. He has great skills in the field and has made it to the international stage so that he is presently one of the richest MMA players with $50 million under his name.
1. Conor McGregor
He is considered as one of the most notorious fighters. He has a great personality for which he has a big fan base. He is trained in mixed martial arts since the time he joined the ring. He has been a competent performer in MMA for a long time, but his riches are not due to the MMA winnings. Instead, most of the money he has are from the professional boxing matches. His recent bout with Floyd Mayweather took the center stage and built his fame even higher. His net worth at present stands at $85 million which makes him the richest MMA fighter in the world at present.
MMA fighters have made a mark on the international scene. They have made it to various international professional championships. These championships have brought them immense fame and a great amount of money. These fighters have made it to several stages like wrestling, professional boxing and much more and their skills in mixed martial arts have a great impact on these stages. People love watching these matches and thus they have a great fan base along with a lot of money that they have out of their winnings.