Another decade has flown past us, and it was a financially profitable one for a handful of UFC fighters. They still don’t get paid what they are actually worth, but a few of them made out like bandits, so to speak, in the 2010s. Here is our ranking of the top ten earning UFC fighters of the 10s.
(doesn’t include any undisclosed PPV bonuses or any other bonuses; Reebok sponsorship started at UFC 189)
(click on the fighter’s name to see a breakdown of their payouts for each career fight)
2010s Earnings: $6,419,000
End of night performance bonuses: $490,000
Per fight average: $377,588
Top earning fight: $580,000 – UFC 214 (NC to Daniel Cormier)
He very easily could have ended up #1 on this list if he hadn’t gone off the rails. But Bones still had himself a rewarding decade, and surely earned way, way more considering he was pretty much headlining PPVs the whole decade.