Here we are discussing about list of Top 10 Richest MMA Fighters in The World in 2016 and 2017. Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full-contact combat sport that allows the use of both striking and grappling techniques, both standing and on the ground, from a variety of other combat sports and martial arts. Various mixed style contests took place throughout Europe, Japan and the Pacific Rim. CV Productions, Inc. created the first regulated MMA league in the United States named Tough Guy Contest, later renamed Battle of the Superfighters. The combat sport of full contact that had developed in Brazil was brought to the United States with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC).
MMA fighters are usually strong and heavy to beat the opponent. MMA fights are happening in different regions including USA, Europe, Africa and other regions. A large number of fighters officially taking part in these fights. Here is a list containing top 10 richest mixed martial arts fighters:
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List of top 10 richest MMA fighters of the world in 2016
10. Quinton Jackson:
Quinton Ramone Jackson is an American mixed martial artist, former professional wrestler and also an actor. He is a former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Jackson is also signed to the Bellator MMA fighting promotion. He has also sourced of income from acting as well and he has a net worth of $12 million.
9. Chuck Liddell:
Charles David Chuck Liddell is a retired American mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. He has an extensive striking background in Kempo, Koei-Kan Karate, and Kickboxing, as well as a grappling background in collegiate wrestling and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. He holds the record with the most knockouts in UFC history at 13. He is widely credited for bringing MMA into the mainstream of American sports and entertainment. He was also inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Chuck has a net worth of $13 million.
8. Tito Ortiz:
Jacob Christopher Ortiz is an American mixed martial artist fighting for Bellator MMA. In the MMA world, he is known for his stint with the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), where he is also a former Light Heavyweight Champion. Ortiz ultimately became the biggest pay-per-view draw for his fights with Liddell, Forrest Griffin, and Ken Shamrock. Ortiz owns a net worth of $15 million.
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7. Wanderlei Silva:
Wanderlei Cesar Silva, is a Brazilian mixed martial artist who has competed in Japan’s Pride Fighting Championships and the American-based Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC). He holds the record for the most wins, knockouts, title defenses, and longest winning streak in PRIDE history. He is the former PRIDE Middleweight Champion and the PRIDE Middleweight Grand Prix Tournament Champion. He is currently signed with Bellator MMA. He has a net worth of $16 million.
6. Brock Lesnar:
Brock Edward Lesnar is an American mixed martial artist, part-time professional wrestler and former amateur wrestler, and a professional American football player who is currently signed with WWE. Lesnar is a four-time WWE (World Heavyweight) Champion, a former UFC Heavyweight Champion, and an NCAA Division I Heavyweight Wrestling Champion, the only person to have won a WWE championship, UFC championship, and NCAA championship in a career. He is also a one-time IWGP Heavyweight Champion, making him a five-time world champion in professional wrestling. Brock owns $16 million net assets.
5. Fedor Emelianenko:
Fedor Vladimirovich Emelianenko is a Russian heavyweight mixed martial artist, sambist, and judoka, currently competing for Rizin Fighting Federation. He has won championships and accolades in multiple sports, most notably in MMA, Pride Fighting Championships, FIAS World Combat Sambo Championship, and Russian Judo Federation National Championship. Fedor has a net worth of $16 million.
4. Randy Couture:
Randall Duane Couture, also known as Randy Couture is an American actor, retired mixed martial artist and former collegiate and Greco-Roman wrestler. During his tenures in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), Couture became a three-time UFC Heavyweight Champion, two-time UFC Light Heavyweight Champion, and interim UFC Light Heavyweight Champion and the UFC 13 Heavyweight Tournament Winner. Couture is the first of only two fighters to hold two UFC championship titles in two different divisions. He has a net asset of $18 million.
3. Anderson Silva:
Anderson da Silva is a Brazilian mixed martial artist and former UFC Middleweight Champion. Silva holds the longest title streak in UFC history, with 16 consecutive wins and 10 title defenses. He has 13 post-fight bonuses, the second most in UFC history. Several mixed-martial-arts publications have called Silva among the greatest mixed martial artists of all time. He enjoys a net worth of $18 million.
2. B.J. Penn:
Jay Dee Penn also famous as B.J is an American professional mixed martial artist and Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu practitioner. Penn stated career by competing in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), and later in K-1. He is the first American Gold medalist of the World Jiu-Jitsu Championship. In mixed martial arts, Penn has competed in Featherweight, Lightweight, Welterweight, Middleweight, and Heavyweight divisions. As a former UFC Lightweight Champion and UFC Welterweight Champion, he is only the second fighter in UFC history to win titles in multiple weight classes. He has a net worth of $20 million.
1. Georges St. Pierre:
Georges St-Pierre often referred to as GSP, is a Canadian semi-retired mixed martial artist (MMA) and a three-time former Welterweight Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC), having won the title twice as well as an Interim title. He is one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, St-Pierre was ranked as the first welterweight in the world for several years. He was named the Canadian Athlete of the Year and most accomplished fighters in MMA history. He has a net worth of $25 million.
These MMA fighters are backbone of fighting games and are providing a better entertainment for their audience. Although their job is much difficult and tough but still they love it and enjoy to fight.