Who is The Highest Paid UFC Fighter Of All Time?

Conor McGregor

UFC has become one of the popular sports events, the largest MMA promotion company in the world. UFC has entertained the world with high-level fighters from the world. UFC itself has grown into a globally popular multi-billion-dollar enterprise under Dana White's leadership. Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, and Alistair Overeem are only a few names among MMA Fighters who have earned quite a fortune fighting in the octagon. 

Everything To Know About Conor McGregor

If you are wondering who is the highest-paid or highest-earning UFC fighter of all time, it certainly is Conor McGregor, the Notorious. He is undoubtedly one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time. He has become one of the biggest names in the sport and UFC. 

Who is the highest-paid UFC fighter of all time?

Conor McGregor Titles

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Since his UFC debut in 2013, the Irishman Conor McGregor has established himself as one of the greatest MMA fighters in the world in a very short span of his professional career. With his popularity and perfection on the Octagon, he has also established himself as the highest-earning or highest-paid UFC fighter of all time. He is a former UFC featherweight champion, as well as former UFC lightweight champion. He has lost only 4 of 26 bouts in his career. He holds the record for the fastest win in UFC victory, having knocked out Jose Aldo in 13 seconds into the first round for the UFC Featherweight Championship in August 2015. 

Conor McGregor signed with UFC in 2013 to become only the second Irish fighter to sign with the promotion. The rest is a history for the Irishman. 

He has earned 7 Performance of the Night bonuses and 2 Fight of the Night bonuses in his career. He has sold over 9,875,000 pay-per-view buys in his UFC career.  

His bout with Chad Mendes broke the record for mixed martial events in the United States with a gate of $7.2 million in 2015. He earned $5 million from his bout with Mendes. 

His bout with Jose Aldo in 2015 for the UFC Featherweight Championship earned him $12 million, where he had knocked out Aldo in just 13 seconds into the first round. 

He broke the record with a total gate of $8.1 million for his bout Nate Diaz. He also broke his own personal record of 1,200,000 buys during the event. The event produced a PPV buy rate of 1,317,000 buys. He reportedly earned around $15 million from his bout with Diaz. His rematch with Diaz broke the previous record for the highest-selling PPV with 1,650,000 buys, where he earned reportedly earned $25 million. 

McGregor pursed $7 million from his bout with Eddie Alvarez in 2016. He also won the UFC Lightweight Championship defeating Alvarez via technical knockout in the second round. With the title, he became the first UFC fighter to hold titles in two different weight classes simultaneously.

McGregor earned $30 million from his boxing fight against Floyd Mayweather Jr. The event recorded the 2nd-highest buy rate in the United States and Canada at 4.3 million pay-per-view buys. 

From his bout with Khabib Nurmagomedov in October 2018, he pursed $50 million. 

Conor McGregor Business

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Besides his professional fighting career, the Notorious has endorsement deals with several companies that earn him millions every year. He has endorsement deals with Burger King, Reebok, Bud Light, Beats by Dre, and Monster Energy among others. Besides endorsements, he has also business ventures in whiskey production. He has launched his own Irish whiskey, Proper No. Twelve Irish Whiskey, named after the Crumlin neighborhood in 2018. He has expanded his brand in the United States, the Uk, Australia, Russia, New Zealand, and Canada. He is the founder and owner of the company. 

He also has fashion collaboration with tailoring brand, David August. Their collaboration is named "August McGregor" and provides modern men's suits to millennials. From his MMA career, he has accumulated around $120 million in net worth. He has earned a total of $235 million to date. 

From his career, he has accumulated around $120 million in net worth. He has earned a total of $235 million to date.