The biggest UFC stars earn money on par with some of the world’s richest athletes. Some of MMA’s superstars include Anderson Silva, Ronda Rousey Michael Bisping and George St. Pierre. Anderson Silva is one of the UFC’s most famous names and he’s widely considered to be the best MMA fighter of all time.
The Brazilian Muay Thai champion is estimated to have earned $18m over the course of his career. Ronda Rousey is said to have earned around $10m+ in her short career, and she’s rumored a return to the Octagon, which will certainly see her get a mammoth payday.
UFC 217 will be held this weekend, November 4th, which will see two of the UFC’s biggest stars will go head to head in a fight for the Middleweight Title. George St. Pierre is a legend of the UFC having won multiple titles and he’s coming out of retirement to take on the current middleweight champion – Michael Bisping.
Both Bisping and St. Pierre have already earned millions from the UFC and the winner of this weekends’ fight will see their bank balance boosted by around $500,000. Sports betting also supports the increased prize pool in high-profile fights since they have become as attractive for punters as mercurial events such as the Grand National or the Super Bowl.
Conor Mcgregor is undoubtedly the most famous current UFC fighter. The flamboyant Irishman headlined 2 out of 3 UFC best-selling fights last year which saw him land the 24th spot on the Forbes list of highest paid athletes for 2016/17.
His current net worth is estimated to be around $65m. Conor has spent his money lavishly on a luxurious mansion in Ireland and on several supercars including a Lamborghini Huracan Avio, a BMW i8 and a Rolls Royce Ghost. The superstar charters private jets whenever he travelled and he orders custom-made tailored suits for every event.