The mixed martial arts world is off to a fast start in 2020. January saw the return of Conor McGregor to the UFC after over a year on the sidelines. McGregor’s first round win over Donald Cerrone saw the Irishman receive a massive payday, which will put him in line to be a top MMA earner in 2020. UFC 247 won’t feature McGregor on the fight card, but it will still be a major event for fight fans. Jon Jones and Dominic Reyes will touch gloves and fans of combat sports can visit to bet on the fighter they predict to win the bout. 

McGregor is already MMA’s highest paid fighter of all-time even with over a year out of the combat sport. There are a number of top combat sports athletes chasing the Irishman in an attempt to knocking off his thrown of being the sport’s highest earner. Here is a look at the darmowe gry hazardowe

  1. BJ Penn – $22 million

May 11, 2019; Rio de Janeiro, Brazil; BJ Penn (red gloves) fights Clay Guida (blue gloves) during UFC 237 at Jeunesse Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jason Silva-USA TODAY Sports

BJ Penn isn’t like other individuals that get into MMA. He entered the sport due to liking MMA and never saw it as a way to earn vast sums of money. Penn has fought in UFC in recent years, but hasn’t won a bout since November 2010. He is on a seven-match losing streak in the octagon having lost his most recent fight in May 2019. However, he has earned a great living in the combat sport and been in a number of documentaries over the years. 

  1. Brock Lesnar – $28 million

Brock Lesnar may be a surprise on the list of highest paid MMA fighters. However, Lesnar’s appeal is universal in combat sports. His success in professional wrestling and attempt to play in the NFL brought people who were not MMA fans into the MMA world. Even if it was just for a brief time, Lesnar had crossover appeal and that is why Dana White has attempted to bring him back to the UFC. 

  1. Georges St. Pierre – $30 million

Nov 4, 2017; New York, NY, USA; Georges St-Pierre (blue gloves) fights Michael Bisping (red gloves) during UFC 217 at Madison Square Garden. Mandatory Credit: Noah K. Murray-USA TODAY Sports

One of the greatest pound for pound fighters in UFC history, Georges St. Pierre was a two-division champion while fighting in the octagon. St. Pierre returned to the octagon in 2017 after a long layoff and won the Middleweight Championship on his debut in the weight division. After the fight, St. Pierre called it quits to enjoy his earnings. 

  1. Rorian Gracie – $50 million

Rorian Gracie was one of the co-founders of UFC. Of course, the fight promotion was far different in those early years with open-weight bouts and mixed fighting styles as Gracie excelled in the octagon. Now in his late 60s, Gracie did a lot for the sport when it was struggling to get into the mainstream. The combination of his fight success and selling his stake in the UFC helped to grow his riches. 

  1. Conor McGregor – $110 million

McGregor is worth a reported $110 million which is a world away from where the southpaw was just a few years ago. McGregor was on the dole when preparing to step into the world of the UFC, but after that first fight in 2013 versus Marcus Brimage, he has been on a meteoric rise. Don’t be surprised to see the financial figure grow as reports claim Saudi Arabia is ready to give McGregor and Khabib $100m for a rematch.