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UFC Top 20 Highest Ever Paid Fighters (Americans Don't Make Top 5)

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  1. ReadWrite

    ReadWrite Red Belt Platinum Member

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    https://www.thesun.co.uk/sport/mma/10187183/mcgregor-ufc-paid-worth-bisping-lesnar/

    "Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters make more than the average U.S. citizen, but outside of the top-tier fighters, the average UFC combatant has to scratch for a decent living. According to industry figures, the average UFC fighter earns about $138,000 on an annual basis, well ahead of the $45,000 yearly salary of the average U.S. full-time worker. About 187 UFC fighters earned more than $100,000 last year, while 37% of UFC fighters earned less than the average American's yearly salary. There is a significant imbalance to the $138,000 UFC figure, as the top 20 or so fighters earn the lion's share of the cash in the UFC circuit."

    Data Source: https://www.thestreet.com/lifestyle/sports/highest-paid-ufc-fighters-15093778
     
  2. KID Yamamoto

    KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    DC said in an interview he got paid 4 mil for the Jones rematch alone.
    Something makes me think Dana does some under the table shit...
     
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    dildos Gold Belt

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    frankie way overpaid.

    good on his manager.
     
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  4. TheOneAboveAll3

    TheOneAboveAll3 Brown Belt

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    Pretty sure this list doesnt include PPV buys. No way has guys like Donald, Mark or Bisping gotten paid more than Jones if that is counted.
     
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    capnlarge Silver Belt

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    I find it hard to believe that Mark Hunt got paid more than Ronda Rousey
     
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    Sweater of AV Red Belt

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    Those seem like base salary numbers. Taking everything into account the list will be very different.
     
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    Steve-French What A Rush!!!

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    This list is base pay only and means fuck all to who actually made what. II'm sure Conor is still the highest paid though. Iirc when all is said and done he is pocketing $15-20 million a fight.
     
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    mb23100 Gold Belt

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    Hunt must have a video of Dana blowing a guy or something
     
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    JabToucher I don't put anyone on ignore!

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    Mark Hunt doesn't deserve to be on that list.

    He doesn't even take steroids!
     
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    epluribusunum Yellow Belt

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    ermac88 Red Belt

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    These numbers are significantly hire than a decade.

    Most fighters had to keep their day time jobs
     
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    Highly doubt this is reliable. Also, no Ronda?

    No way Bisping earned more than GSP.
    No way Stipe earned more than Liddel.

    List is bollocks.
     
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    them sum euros tho
     
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    no! actually every report i've ever read says bisping is the highest earning mma fighter of all time, he was overtaken by conor. bisping almost has 30 fights. that's why.
     
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    Mark hunt #4? Color me surprised.
     
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    KID Yamamoto PREMIUM DYNAMITE

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    Strikeforce contracts plus being a very big name in japan. Rockhold, Reem and melendez all got a pretty penny.
     
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    Thepaintbucket Silver Belt

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    I hate these lists because they don't include PPV % cut.

    Conor, GSP, Ronda, Lesnar, Jon Jones and Silva has made way more money than that.
     
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    Doesn't pay to be a dry hump wrasstlar ehh.
     
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    The court papers the UFC have had to release show the uselessness of trying to calculate fighter pay from incomplete commission data. It's likely Rousey earned $8.6 million in 2015. Even the Nevada commission figures showed her earning $3 million for the Nunes fight.
     
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    Reports in Pounds sterling but Conor equals about 9-10m USD. That’d be base Monday PPV bonus.

    Makes sense from Aldo to Khabib he was a million a fight +.

    Bisping and cowboy hold fight records so that is why they up there
     

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