The only sports that gain huge number of new audience is Ultimate Fighting Championship, the events still in run when the worldwide sports events called-off due to covid-19. Diana White, extended some UFC fighters contract while some just not happy, how UFC paying them for their pay-per-view fights. Conor Mcgregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Israel Adesanya and Stipe Miocic among the fighters who hold most expensive UFC contracts fighters deals in 2023.
|Fighters||Guaranteed Purse||PPV Share||Contract Terms|
|Conor McGregor||$3.5 million||60%||renewal|
|Jon Jones||$3 million||60%||2023 (renew)|
|Khabib Nurmagomedov||$3 million||60%||renewal|
|Israel Adesanya||$1 million||not reported||2023|
|Stipe Miocic||$750,000||not reported||2023|
|Amanda Nunes||$650,000||not reported||2023|
|Justin Gaethje||$500,000||not reported||2023|
|Alistair Overeem||$500,000||not reported||renewal|
|Tony Ferguson||$500,000||not reported||2023|
|Deiveson Figueiredo||$500,000||not reported||2023|
|Michael Chandler||$500,000||not reported||2023|
In the upcoming year many chances, George St Pierre return to UFC ring, before McGregor and Khabib, he is the one hold most expensive contract with UFC. Amanda Nunes purse compare to Ronda Rousey less, Rousey earn $1 million guaranteed purse while Nunes currently earning $500k to $600k a fight. If she retain her title, Nunes may get $1 million contract next year a fight.
There are some fighters who’s contract pending for Approval, Jon Jones is one of them, he is looking to get pay bit higher for the upcoming fights. McGregor looking to make comeback signed new deal with UFC to earn his 2nd re-match with (Dustin Poirer).
Conor McGregor Contract ($3.5 million) Per Fight
The Irish MMA star Conor McGregor currently hold most expensive contract deal with UFC, he earned guaranteed purse money $3.5 million a fight his earnings increased to $10 million based on pay-per-view sales.
- Khabib Nurmagomedov : Contract Deal ($3 million)
Nurmagomedov is among top fighters in UFC, he is undefeated and hold the same contract as Conor McGregor, he earns $3 million a fight his purse payouts reported upto $6 million based on ppv sales. There is always extra bonus adjusted for top fighters in UFC which reported but given them when the pay-per-view sales increased.
- Israel Adesanya : Contract Deal ($1 million)
There are many reports that claim that Adesanya earn maximum purse $500k per fight, but recently a report released according to that, Adesanya earn guaranteed $1 million a fight but no pay-per-view money reported to his contract, his earnings increased based performance, win bonus and sponsorship bonus.
- Dustin Poirier : Contract Deal ($1 million) : Poirier made two key appearance in year 2021, first fight take place with Conor McGregor which he dominates, finished the fight in the second round on knockout decision. He earn guaranteed purse $500k for the fight later a rematch take place in July 10, Poirier made $1 million for the fight
- Stipe Miocic : Contract Deal ($750,000)
He made only one appearance in the UFC calendar 2021, the details based on his payouts reported, he earned guaranteed purse $750k for the fight and earnings do not include any ppv share. The pay-per-view share provided only to some UFC fighters.
- Amanda Nunes : Contract Deal ($600,000)
There are many news sources, reported that Nunes earn guaranteed purse $250k, but she holds the top contract like Ronda Rousey and Miesha Tate hold at one time. Amanda Nunes earn $600k guaranteed purse and there is no pay-per-view money reported for her fight. She only make from sponsorship bonus, win bonus and performance of night bonus.
The details based on UFC contracts taken from trusted sources, the new deals of fighters or on the way which means Jon Jones may join McGregor and Khabib in future with expensive contracts. Once the official details of all UFC fighters contracts updated, the info regarding to it provided here.