18 Richest UFC Fighters of 2015

Most of the fighters in the UFC started out in kick boxing, martial arts, beating up kids on the playground, and karate before debuting in MMA and becoming professional intimidators – but once they get in the door at the UFC, it’s all in, or go home.

And, why not? Thanks to Dana White, the President of the UFC, Mixed Martial Arts (for the two people out there who didn’t already know this) is now one of the most popular and fastest growing sports in the world. One can’t help but think that, with all of the beatings, injuries, and brutality that the fighters endure, they must be raking in the big bucks.

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Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Literally, brutality so awesome — I mean, bad — that the sport is banned in New York. New York! BIG bucks. Has to be. At least enough to cover the trips in an ambulance, right?