In addition to winning the title, some wrestlers' dream is to get a fight with McGregor to receive the highest pay of their career. According to Forbes, the richest MMA fighters enjoy lucrative amounts of money relative to the significant number of successful fighters over the years. Right now, we will focus on the 20 wealthiest MMA fighters in the world.
Mixed martial arts(MMA), also known as fighting without limits or ultimate fighting, is a complete combat sport that is mainly based on ground fighting, struggling and hitting.
The sport incorporates numerous techniques from other combat sports, such as kickboxing, boxing and a wide range of martial arts from around the world. Some well-known names in MMA have amassed fortunes with their exploits inside and outside the ring. Michael Bisping is a former British UFC wrestler who works as a commentator and sports analyst. He has also landed some acting roles in the recent past.
During his years as a mixed martial arts artist, Bisping competed in the light heavyweight and middleweight divisions of the UFC, and eventually won the Middleweight Championship. Chael Sonne is still considered one of the best fighters to step into the ring despite never winning a UFC championship in his entire career. Some of his most memorable wins include fights against Quinton Jackson, Michael Bisping and Wanderlei Silva. Bruce Buffer is a UFC announcer and former mixed martial arts artist.
Bruce was born in 1957 in Tulsa, Oklahoma. In his teens, he began studying martial arts, earning a black belt in Tang Soo do and a green belt in judo. Buffer then moved to California and continued his MMA training, befriending the legendary Chuck Norris along the way. Alistair Overeem is a Dutch mixed martial artist who has competed in various promotions such as Strikeforce, DREAM, K-1 and Pride Fighting Championship.
He then won his first professional fight in the late 1990s, at the age of 19. In the early 2000s, he began participating in the Pride Fighting Championship. For about nine years, the mixed martial arts artist occasionally went back and forth between the Strikeforce and Pride circuits. Tito Ortiz is an American mixed martial artist who has competed in various promotions such as UFC, Bellator MMA and Combate Americas. His first fight in the UFC was in 1997, a fight in which he participated as an amateur.
He won the fight and then lost his second fight against Guy Mezger. He then won a fight against Jerry Bohlander, one of the highest-ranked fighters of the time. In 1999, he lost a light heavyweight title fight to Frank Shamrock but after Shamrock's retirement, Ortiz won the championship and held it for five years. Khabib Abdulmanapovich Nurmagomedov is a Russian mixed martial arts promoter who owns and manages Eagle Fighting Championship.
Urijah Faber is an American mixed martial artist known for his impressive career in WEC (World Extreme Cage Fighting) and UFC. The American mixed martial artist practiced and performed everything from karate, kenpo and kickboxing to wrestling and Brazilian jiu-jitsu. Rorion Gracie comes from Gracie family (a prominent martial arts family that created Gracie Jiu-Jitsu self-defense martial arts system, popularly known as Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu). Former mixed martial arts fighter Randy Couture is an American actor who served in United States military for six years.
BJ Penn III is a professional mixed martial artist who has been UFC lightweight champion and UFC welterweight champion. Chuck Liddell is a former American MMA fighter and UFC light heavyweight champion who starts on list of 10 richest MMA fighters. Commonly known as GSP (George St Pierre), he is widely considered to be one of most entertaining and skillful martial artists in history. BJ Penn is another phenomenal martial artist who is also Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu fighter.
Fedor Emelianenko is former Russian mixed martial arts artist who is considered to be one of Russia's most successful fighters.