Welcome to part one of the list of the top 10 wealthiest MMA fighters in the world. It hasn’t really been that long since the UFC started, but it has since become the most up-and-coming fighting league in the world, outshining boxing and other martial arts competitions. Read blow to find out about some of the richest fighters in the history of MMA.
Number Ten: One of the Richest MMA Fighters – Quinton Jackson
Quinton Jackson comes in at number ten with a net worth of $12 million. His nickname is “Rampage,” and he quickly became a UFC favorite after joining the league back in 2007. He has also made money in acting as well as through his endorsement deal with Reebok, who has created a Rampage sneaker.
Number Nine: Chuck Lidell
One of the UFC’s most famous fighters of all time, Chuck Lidell has a net worth of $13 million. The “Ice Man” is a Hall of Famer of the UFC league and was a Pioneer for the league. His fight against Tito Ortiz at UFC 66 drew over a million pay per views purchases – and who knows how many total viewers.
Number Eight: Tito Ortiz
Tito has a slightly greater net worth than his competitor Chuck Lidell with a total of $15 million to his name. He was yet another pioneer for UFC: he started his own clothing line entitled “Punishment.” Tito is 39 years old and still fighting to this day.
Number Seven: Wanderlei Silva
One of the highest paid fighters in the history of the Pride league, he now has a net worth of $16 million. He eventually brought his talents – and a large number of fans – to UFC, as all fighters seem to do now. He has been the subject of some controversy, as he has chosen to skip drug testing which has prevented him from being able to fight as much as he could.
Number Six: Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar has a net worth of $16 million and is a rare case of a fighter who used to be a legitimate MMA fighter who is now a WWE star. He was very popular and recognizable in his days with UFC, but now he is an entertainer at a whole different level in professional wrestling. That’s all for part one, check back for part two, coming soon!