Chuck Liddell, Tito Ortiz top list of UFC's top 100 career earners

Al Bello

According to a list of 772 fighters released by MMA Manifesto, UFC legends Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz are tops in lifetime earnings for UFC athletes.

MMA Manifesto has added up the announced career earnings of every UFC fighter since UFC 46 in 2004, when Athletic Commissions started releasing fighter purse info.

The figures are based on the fighter salary information that promoters are legally required to turn in to the local governing body, including bonuses.

These figures do NOT calculate the fighters net income.

Fighters must pay a lot of expenses out of their fight purses including training expenses, management fees, training costs, insurance, licenses, and taxes.

On the income side, sponsorship money is not included nor are the UFC's famous "locker room bonuses," nor are any percentage of PPV revenue given to top fighters.

HT MMA.tv

Here's the top 100, to see all 772 fighters go to MMA Manifesto

1 Chuck Liddell* $4,320,000
2 Tito Ortiz* $4,075,000
3 Quinton Jackson* $3,240,000
4 Michael Bisping* $3,135,000
5 Georges St-Pierre * $3,102,000
6 Randy Couture* $3,045,000
7 Anderson Silva * $2,871,000
8 Brock Lesnar $2,825,000
9 Rashad Evans* $2,697,000
10 B.J. Penn * $2,650,000
11 Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira * $2,640,000
12 Lyoto Machida* $2,075,000
13 Matt Hughes* $2,045,000
14 Mauricio Rua* $2,040,000
15 Wanderlei Silva* $2,020,000
16 Forrest Griffin* $1,907,000
17 Mirko Cro Cop* $1,885,000
18 Jon Jones* $1,852,000
19 Vitor Belfort* $1,844,000
20 Frank Mir * $1,433,000
21 Dan Henderson* $1,400,000
22 Rich Franklin* $1,326,000
23 Josh Koscheck * $1,302,000
24 Junior dos Santos* $1,190,000
25 Diego Sanchez* $1,187,000
26 Cheick Kongo* $1,183,000
27 Nate Diaz* $1,113,000
28 Jon Fitch * $1,068,000
29 Brandon Vera* $1,051,000
30 Demian Maia * $ 996,000
31 Chris Lytle * $ 960,000
32 Cain Velasquez * $ 918,000
33 Tim Sylvia $ 915,000
34 Fabricio Werdum* $ 910,000
35 Gabriel Gonzaga* $ 907,000
36 Frankie Edgar * $ 891,000
37 Kenny Florian * $ 836,000
38 Nate Marquardt* $ 834,000
39 Chris Leben* $ 828,000
40 Clay Guida* $ 801,000
41 Martin Kampmann* $ 788,000
42 Andrei Arlovski* $ 768,000
43 Joe Stevenson * $ 761,000
44 Cung Le* $ 760,000
45 Donald Cerrone $ 737,600
46 Joe Lauzon* $ 694,000
47 Melvin Guillard* $ 650,800
48 Thiago Alves* $ 643,000
49 Antonio Rogerio Nogueira* $ 625,000
50 Jake Shields* $ 600,000
51 Stefan Struve* $ 596,000
52 Jim Miller* $ 584,000
53 Chael Sonnen* $ 582,000
54 Carlos Condit* $ 574,000
55 Nick Diaz* $ 568,500
56 Dong Hyun Kim* $ 559,000
57 Alan Belcher * $ 558,000
58 Stephan Bonnar* $ 557,000
59 Jason MacDonald * $ 556,200
60 Thiago Silva* $ 555,000
61 Sam Stout* $ 552,000
62 Tyson Griffin* $ 532,500
63 Matt Wiman* $ 528,000
64 Matt Hamill* $ 524,000
65 Gleison Tibau * $ 523,000
66 Matt Serra* $ 515,000
67 Johny Hendricks* $ 504,000
68 Spencer Fisher* $ 504,000
69 James Toney $ 500,000
70 Takanori Gomi* $ 500,000
71 Ken Shamrock* $ 490,000
72 Dennis Siver * $ 485,000
73 Marcus Davis* $ 478,000
74 Yoshihiro Akiyama* $ 475,000
75 Jake Ellenberger* $ 465,000
76 Mark Munoz* $ 463,000
77 Heath Herring* $ 460,000
78 Ed Herman* $ 454,000
79 Jeremy Stephens * $ 445,000
80 Mac Danzig* $ 445,000
81 Sean Sherk* $ 436,000
82 Mike Swick* $ 423,000
83 Terry Etim* $ 417,000
84 Kendall Grove * $ 410,000
85 Ricardo Almeida* $ 410,000
86 Keith Jardine * $ 405,000
87 Brian Stann* $ 404,000
88 Ryan Bader* $ 401,000
89 Royce Gracie $ 400,000
90 Wilson Gouveia* $ 396,800
91 Evan Dunham* $ 393,000
92 Gray Maynard* $ 392,000
93 Edson Barboza* $ 390,000
94 Yushin Okami* $ 386,000
95 Alistair Overeem $ 385,714
96 Anthony Johnson* $ 385,000
97 Cole Miller* $ 381,000
98 Kurt Pellegrino * $ 369,000
99 Ben Rothwell* $ 369,000
100 Mike Pyle* $ 367,000


To see the complete list of all 772 fighters' earnings go to MMA Manifesto

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