Michael Chandler is the #4 rank contender in the UFC’s Lightweight division. Also known as, “Iron”, he is one of the heaviest hitters and the most violent fighter in his division.
After exploding onto the scene, Michael (22-6-0) looked ready to make his mark in the UFC. However, Chandler was unable to capitalize and capture the title in his second UFC fight. Currently, Chandler remains one of the most enigmatic and popular fighters on the roster.
Known for his heavy hands and relentless aggression, Chandler is sure to have made good money from his fights. Thus, the only question in people’s minds will be: How much did he earn? Well, let’s examine what are Michael Chandler career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.
Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, Nevada State Athletic Commission does not release fighter pay, so none of the following payout data for the event is official. However, we can estimate a fighter’s pay info by looking at their previous, officially-released salaries.
Secondly, Michael’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Justin Gaethje are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.
Michael Chandler Career Earnings
|Fighter||Result||Base Salary||Win Bonus||Performance Bonus/ PPV Revenue||Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships||Total|
Total UFC Earnings: $585,000 ($0.58 million)
A Glance at Michael Chandler Asset Accumulation
|Age||35 years old (Born in 1986)|
|Net Worth||$1.5-2 million (approx.)|
|Salary||$282,000 (last fight vs Charles Oliveira)|
|Source of Wealth||UFC Career, Endorsements|
|Endorsements||Venum, Get Biofuel, Melin, Sanford Health, Monster Energy, DraftKings, MegaFit Meals, and more.|
|Residence||Nashville, Tennessee, U.S|
What is Michael Chandler Net Worth in 2021?
According to our research, Michael Chandler’s Net Worth sits at around $1.5-2 million in 2021. For the most part, Michael makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the US-based fighter is sponsored by Venum, Get Biofuel, Melin, Sanford Health, Monster Energy, DraftKings, MegaFit Meals, and more.
As mentioned above, Chandler’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $585,000. However, Michael began his career fighting in Bellator, Strikeforce, and First Blood. Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Michael’s earnings from MMA amount to about $1.5 million.
With his career still blooming, the 35-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing, making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Michael’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “Iron” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Justin Gaethje at UFC 268.