One of the dominant forces in MMA, Kamaru Usman, famously called the “Nigerian Nightmare,” is the reigning welterweight champion. who is on a 15-match winning streak.
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Through his bouts in MMA, Usman has earned a lot of money. He made his debut in MMA in 2012. After winning his first battle in his pro career, Usman faced an upset in the second bout of his career. Since then, he has won 19 in a row.
The Nigerian Nightmare has been on a path of destruction. He defeated some of the top fighters in MMA. In the year 2019, Usman became the lightweight champion and defended the title five times. In his five title defenses to date, he defeated Colby Covington, Jorge Masvidal twice, and Gilbert Burns once via TKO.
Usman is arguably one of the wealthiest and most influential athletes in the world. He has accumulated a lot of money since his debut in MMA.
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How much money does Kamaru Usman earn?
A lot of you might be wondering what makes him the wealthiest athlete and how much he earns. Usman’s career earning is approximately $6.5 million.
Usman’s total net worth is estimated to be around $3 million. The base salary is over $6,000,000, alongside endorsements.
As per the reports, Usman earned 72,500 dollars when he won the Ultimate Fighter bout in the year 2015. He earned a whopping $3,80,000 when he won the world welterweight championship in 2019. His highest earning year in MMA was in 2021 when he made 6,92,000 in a rematch against Jorge Masvidal.
In his last bout against Colby Covington in 2021, he made $6,42,000. Usman has earned $1,365,200 in his last two title defense matches against Colby Covington and Jorge Masvidal. The numbers include incentive bonuses.
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