Stephen Thompson Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Stephen Thompson is the #5 rank contender in the UFC’s Welterweight division. Also known as, “Wonderboy”, he is one of the most prominent fighters in his division.

After making a very bright start to his UFC career, Stephen (16-5-1 MD) was looking like the next big thing. Moreover, Thompson is very active, fighting and building a resume, putting some big names on his list. Currently, the American is one of the most lethal and unique fighters on the roster. 

Known for his unique style, and some immaculate striking, Thompson 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? Let’s examine Stephen Thompson career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

Stephen Thompson punches Vicente Luque of Brazil in their welterweight bout during the UFC 244 event at Madison Square Garden on November 02, 2019, in New York City. (Credits: Getty Images)

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, Stephen’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Belal Muhammad are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Stephen Thompson Career Earnings

Stephen Thompson kicks Geoff Neal in a welterweight fight during the UFC Fight Night event at UFC APEX on December 19, 2020, in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Getty Images)
Fighter  Result  Base Salary   Win Bonus  PPV Revenue/ Performance Bonus  Sponsorships/ Incentive Pay Total 
Gilbert Burns L $150,000 $0   $16,000 $166,000
Geoff Neal W $200,000 $200,000 $50,000 $15,000 $465,000
Vicente Luque W $120,000 $120,000 $50,000 $10,000 $300,000
Anthony Pettis L $120,000 $0 $0 $10,000 $130,000
Darren Till L $137,400 $0 $0 $10,000 $147,400
Jorge Masvidal W $29,000 $29,000 $0 $10,000 $68,000
Tyron Woodley L $380,000 $0 $0 $30,000 $410,000
Tyron Woodley D $380,000 $0 $50,000 $30,000 $460,000
Rory MacDonald W $27,000 $27,000 $0 $5,000 $59,000
Johny Hendricks W $24,000 $24,000 $50,000 $5,000 $103,000
Jake Ellenberger W $21,000 $21,000 $50,000 $5,000 $97,000
Patrick Cote W $16,000 $16,000 $0 $25,000 $57,000
Robert Whittaker W $14,000 $14,000 $50,000 $25,000 $103,000
Chris Clements W $12,000 $12,000 $0 $25,000 $49,000
Nah-shon Burrell W $8,000 $8,000 $0 $25,000 $41,000
Matt Brown L $8,000 $0 $0 $25,000 $33,000
Dan Stittgen W $6,000 $6,000 $65,000 $20,000 $97,000

Total UFC Earnings: $2,834,400  ($2.8 million ) 

A Glance at Stephen Thompson Asset Accumulation

Name Stephen Thompson
Age 38 years old ( Born 1983)
Net Worth $3-3.5 million (approx.)
Status Active 
Salary $166,000 (last fight vs Gilbert Burns)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements, MMA Gym
Endorsements  Reebok, Venum, HigherDOSE, DraftKings Sportsbook, Transparent Labs™, and more. 
Endorsement Earnings $500,000
Marital Status  Unmarried
Residence  Simpsonville, South Carolina, United States
Charities N/A

What is Stephen Thompson Net Worth in 2021?

According to our research, Stephen Thompson’s Net Worth sits at around $3-3.5 million in 2021. For the most part, Stephen 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 Reebok, Venum, HigherDOSE, DraftKings Sportsbook, Transparent Labs™, and more. 

As mentioned above, Thompson’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $2,834,400. However, Stephen began his career fighting in Fight Party and XC.  Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights and his gym, Stephen’s earnings from MMA amount to about $3 million.

With his career still blooming, the 38-year-olds influence is expected to keep increasing,  making him a very marketable athlete. As such, you can expect a significant increase in Stephen’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “Wonderboy” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more, when he takes on Belal Muhammad at UFC Vegas 45. 

Sami Haider

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Sami Haider is a UFC/boxing journalist who connects combat sports to pop culture. His deep passion for the UFC started in 2018, triggered by the UFC 229: Khabib vs. McGregor fight. He is a passionate writer who has a profound love for the sport and the skills that are used in it. Through his work, Sami aspires to connect combat sportsmen and their enthusiastic fans.


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