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Old 02-23-2013, 10:38 AM   #1
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*Top 20 Highest Paid Fighters In UFC History*

Fighters with some estimated purses are marked with a * in the database. This data should still be considered very close to accurate, as most fighters' purses remain rather steady from fight to fight (unless they ink a new contract in the meantime).

Many top performing fighters get additional bonuses paid out to them that aren't reported, plus the top guys get a cut of the pay-per-view buys for events that they headline

This list is a living, breathing thing - we will be updating it after each UFC event's pay info is released, so check back often.


(updated after UFC 156)-mma manifesto

1 Chuck Liddell* $4,320,000
2 Tito Ortiz* $4,075,000
3 Georges St-Pierre * $3,572,000
4 Quinton Jackson* $3,490,000
5 Michael Bisping* $3,410,000
6 Randy Couture* $3,045,000
7 Rashad Evans* $2,997,000
8 Anderson Silva * $2,871,000
9 Brock Lesnar $2,825,000
10 B.J. Penn * $2,800,000
11 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira * $2,640,000
12 Vitor Belfort* $2,219,000
13 Mauricio Rua* $2,215,000
14 Lyoto Machida* $2,075,000
15 Matt Hughes* $2,045,000
16 Wanderlei Silva* $2,020,000
17 Forrest Griffin* $1,907,000
18 Mirko Cro Cop* $1,885,000
19 Jon Jones* $1,852,000
20 Frank Mir * $1,433,000


Pretty interesting imo, for the complete list go here-

http://www.mma-manifesto.com/ufc-fig...-earnings.html

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:41 AM   #2
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You aren't adding the ppv cut though. I assume this adding of the night money too right?

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Bisping is always top 5 it seems. Nice.

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You aren't adding the ppv cut though. I assume this adding of the night money too right?
Many top performing fighters get additional bonuses paid out to them that aren't reported, plus the top guys get a cut of the pay-per-view buys for events that they headline

I'll add this to the op

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Old 02-23-2013, 10:43 AM   #5
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There is no way PPV cuts are being considered in that List, Frank Mir would be top 5 probably.

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Bisping is always top 5 it seems. Nice.
I always say you could argue he is the greatest non champion ever

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Ronda will be first after a few events I mean she sells faster then Brock and GSP

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There isn't as big a gap between Machida money and Anderson Silva money as I would have thought

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Brock did well for what, 7 fights in the UFC?

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Suprised A. Silva is not ranked higher.. Top 20 most paid UFC fighters in UFC history combined made a about same money as couple fights by Mayweather(or Pacman).

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