The UFC’s top 10 highest earners of all time, with Conor McGregor ranking well ahead of rivals and Jon Jones

CONOR MCGREGOR is still the highest paid fighter in UFC history.

The Irish superstar has only fought twice in the last two and a half years.

Conor McGregor is the top prize money earner in UFC history
Conor McGregor is the top prize money earner in UFC history
Conor McGregor has collected more than $25 million in prize money from UFC fights

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Conor McGregor has collected more than $25 million in prize money from UFC fightsPhoto credit: Getty

But he’s still the biggest box office attraction in the UFC.

McGregor, 34, is aiming for another comeback at Octagon.

Most recently, he fought Dustin Poirier in Las Vegas last summer.

But a potential return will be music to the ears of UFC bosses and boost their finances.

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According to research by Statista in April this year, McGregor has earned $25.3 million in prize money over his UFC career.

That puts him more than $10 million ahead of runner-up Khabib Nurmagomedov.

The two have helped each other with their bank balances over the years with their rivalry.

And they’re the only UFC fighters in history to break the $10 million mark in prize money.

Michael Bisping and Junior dos Santos have both earned around $7.1 million in UFC prize money.

Alistair Overeem is third on the list with $9.9 million in career earnings.

And Anderson Silva ranks fourth after grossing $8.7 million during his time in the Octagon.

Former heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski rounds out the top five with $7.2 million.

The Irishman has a net worth of around $200 million

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The Irishman has a net worth of around $200 millionPhoto credit: AFP
Khabib Nurmagomedov is the second-highest earner in UFC history

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Khabib Nurmagomedov is the second-highest earner in UFC historyPhoto credit: Getty

And Georges St-Pierre and Jon Jones both hit the $7 million mark in their careers.

Donald ‘Cowboy’ Cerrone rounds out the top 10 with a career earnings of $6.8 million.

McGregor has an estimated net worth of $200 million and was ranked the highest paid athlete in the world by Forbes in 2021.

The Irish superstar has huge endorsement deals with the likes of Reebok, Monster Energy and Budweiser.

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He also has his own clothing line and whiskey brand, as well as a pub in Dublin.

The 34-year-old’s earnings at the UFC are unlikely to be topped for a long time.

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