Did you know that most athletes use Brazilian jiu-jitsu to defeat their opponents during the early stages of their careers? Mixed martial arts is probably one of the most popular sports today. It is a full contact combat sport which allows the fighters to strike and grapple each other in an octagon-shape ring. Mixed martial artists are highly trained and skilled in performing various martial arts techniques such as kickboxing, judo, Sanshou, taekwondo, aikido, and Muay Thai. Before becoming professionals, they need to undergo extensive trainings and skills learning sessions with MMA expert coaches. Before they are able to participate in professional and international martial arts events, these athletes have long histories in joining amateur MMA promotions. UFC is probably the most popular, but there are actually other popular MMA promotions out there. You can check out Bellator MMA, ONE Championship, and Invicta FC if you want to see more action-packed events. There are at least fifty regional MMA organizations in the world that have been evaluating potential fighters to join either UFC or any other group. But how are these athletes able to earn money from their matches? Some of these MMA fighters receive at least $10,000 on top of their fight winnings. Aside from that, they receive profits from the merchandise sold after the match or thru their websites. In addition to their impressive performances in live matches, famous MMA fighters Ronda Rousey and Conan McGregor took home millions of dollars from endorsements deals and movie appearances. Frankie Edgar, Nate Diaz, Matt Hughes, and Thiago Alves are just some of the famous athletes who were able to make it to our list richest MMA fighters today. Learn more about them by checking our compilation!