The $200 Million Worth Conor McGregor Leads List of MMA Fighters With the Highest Net Worth

The $200 Million Worth Conor McGregor Leads List of MMA Fighters With the Highest Net Worth

Byron Pillay
March 27, 2024 at 5:46 PM
  • Conor McGregor owns a few businesses and also starred in a new movie alongside Jake Gyllenhaal
  • Georges St-Pierre is one of the greatest of all time and dabbled in acting and producing after retiring
  • Brock Lesnar made a name for himself in American Football, the UFC and the WWE during his career

It’s not easy being a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter.

MMA athletes compete in often brutal fights for glory and riches, but some have used their star power to further their careers away from the cage.

Some, like Francis Ngannou, have crossed over into boxing, while others have started businesses or gone on to make television appearances.

Conor McGregor starred in the new movie, Roadhouse, alongside Jake Gyllenhaal.
Conor McGregor has the highest net worth of any MMA fighter thanks to his business ventures and acting. Image: Dia Dipasupil.
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With Conor making his acting debut in the movie Roadhouse, Sports Brief looks at the top five MMA athletes with the highest net worth.

MMA fighters with the highest net worth

Conor McGregor

The Notorious made history in 2016 when he became the first fighter to hold titles in two divisions simultaneously.

Since then, the Irishman has become one of the biggest names in MMA, and has gone on to make his name away from the UFC as well.

As noted by Whisky Brother, he owns Proper No, Twelve Irish Whiskey, and he also owns a pub in South Dublin called Black Forge In.

McGregor also crossed over to the boxing world when he took on Floyd Mayweather, and he’s since starred alongside Jake Gyllenhaal in the movie Roadhouse. McGregor is currently valued at $200 million.

Khabib Nurmagomedov

One of McGregor’s biggest rivals, Nurmagomedov is worth approximately $40 million.

The Eagle was the longest-reigning Lightweight Champion in the UFC, and retired undefeated in 2021 with 29 wins.

Since walking away from the sport, the Russian fighter has started a few businesses. He owns an MMA promotion called Eagle FC, as well as a restaurant chain called M-Eat, and an Alkaline water company. He is also starting a new venture called Khabib Gym, The Sports Rush reported.

He is worth approximately $40 million.

Brock Lesnar

A former Heavyweight champion of the UFC, Lesnar is a legend of combat sports.

The Beast Incarnate won the IWGP Heavyweight title, became a WWE Heavyweight champion and dominated in the UFC.

The former football player last competed in the UFC in 2016, but is still considered one of the best heavyweights to step into the cage.

A very private individual, not much is known about his private life, but he is valued at around $20 million.

Georges St-Pierre

St-Pierre is considered to be one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time and won titles in both the UFC’s Welterweight and Middleweight divisions.

GSP won 26 of his 28 fights in the UFC. His two losses came against Matt Serra and Matt Hughes, ESPN noted.

Valued in the region of $20 million, GSP explained that he made his money by investing smartly instead of spending it as it came in.

He's also dabbled in acting and producing, and starred in the Marvel movie, Captain America: The Winter Soldier.

Tito Ortiz

Another former UFC Champion, Tito Ortiz’s net worth is around $20 million.

The American MMA star retired in 2017 but has bolstered his fortune through business ventures since.

He has since founded his founding his own MMA equipment and clothing business called Punishment Athletics, and also runs an athlete management company called Primetime 360 ESM.

Gulfshore Business also reported that Ortiz was planning on opening a restaurant in Cape Coral.

McGregor knocks out Miami Heat mascot

Sports Brief previously reported how UFC fighter McGregor upset many people of Miami with his antics during the Miami Heat’s game.

The UFC star attended Game 4 of the NBA finals between the Heat and the Denver Nuggets, and stepped onto the court during a timeout in the third quarter.

The Irishman used the moment to promote his body spray company, before he knocked out the Heat’s mascot, Burnie, with a vicious left hand.

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Byron Pillay is a sports writer and Head of the Department at Sports Brief (joined in 2022) with over 10 years of experience in community journalism and a degree in journalism from Caxton's Cadet School.
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