Tony Ferguson Career Earnings (purse, payouts) + Net Worth

Tony Ferguson is a former interim champion in the UFC’s Lightweight division. Also known as, “El Cucuy”, he is one of the most consistent and lethal fighters in his division. 

After making an average start, Tony (26-6-0) was looking like just another fighter in the UFC. However, Ferguson did very well to turn things around and finally became interim Lightweight champion. Currently, Tony is one of the veteran fighters on the roster and has one of the highest finish probabilities. 

Known for his fearless striking and his wide variety of finishes, Ferguson 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 Tony Ferguson career earnings through salary, purse, payouts, bonuses, incentive pay, sponsorship & what his net worth is.

ony Ferguson attempts to submit Beneil Dariush in their lightweight bout during the UFC 262 event at Toyota Center on May 15, 2021 in Houston, Texas. (Credits: Getty Images)

Before we begin, here are some important things to keep in mind. Firstly, Arizona 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, Tony’s salary, incentive pay, and PPV revenue from his upcoming fight with Michael Chandler are yet to be released. Hence, you can check back here for updates. With all that out of the way, let’s begin.

Tony Ferguson Career Earnings

Tony Ferguson (R) of the United States punches Justin Gaethje (L) of the United States in their Interim lightweight title fight during UFC 249 at VyStar Veterans Memorial Arena on May 9, 2020 in Jacksonville, Florida. (Credits: Getty Images)
Fighter  Result  Base Salary   Win Bonus  Performance Bonus/ PPV Revenue  Incentive Pay/ Sponsorships  Total
Beneil Dariush L $500,000 $0   $16,000 $516,000
Charles Oliveira L $500,000 $0   $15,000 $515,000
Justin Gaethje L $500,000 $0 $425,000 $30,000 $955,000
Donald Cerrone W $160,000 $10,000 $50,000 $15,000 $235,000
Anthony Pettis W $150,000 $5,000 $50,000 $10,000 $215,000
Kevin Lee W $250,000 $250,000 $0 $30,000 $530,000
Rafael Dos Anjos W $54,000 $54,000 $50,000 $10,000 $168,000
Lando Vannata W $52,000 $52,000 $50,000 $10,000 $164,000
Edson Barboza W $50,000 $50,000 $100,000 $5,000 $205,000
Josh Thomson W $30,000 $30,000 $50,000 $5,000 $115,000
Gleison Tibau W $24,000 $24,000 $50,000 $15,000 $113,000
Abel Trujillo W $24,000 $24,000 $0 $15,000 $63,000
Danny Castillo W $20,000 $20,000 $0 $15,000 $55,000
Katsunori Kikuno W $20,000 $20,000 $0 $15,000 $55,000
Mike Rio W $20,000 $20,000 $60,000 $15,000 $115,000
Michael Johnson L $15,000 $0 $0 $15,000 $30,000
Yves Edwards W $15,000 $15,000 $0 $15,000 $45,000
Aaron Riley W $15,000 $15,000 $0 $15,000 $45,000
Ramsey Nijem W $8,000 $8,000 $40,000 $15,000 $71,000

Total UFC Earnings: $4,210,000 ($4.21 million) 

A Glance at Tony Ferguson Asset Accumulation

Name Tony Ferguson
Age  38 years old (Born 1984)
Net Worth $4.5-5 million 
Status Active
Salary $516,000 (last fight vs Beneil Dariush)
Source of Wealth UFC Career, Endorsements
Endorsements  Reebok, Venum, Monster Energy, Dillon Optics,, The Protein Pizza™️, Off Axis, and more. 
Endorsement Earnings $200,000
Marital Status  Married 
Residence Orange County, California, U.S.
Charities N/A

What is Tony Ferguson Net Worth in 2022?

According to our research, Tony Ferguson’s Net Worth sits at around $4.5-5 million in 2021. For the most part, Tony makes most of his killing plying his trade inside the Octagon but also from his lucrative endorsement deals. Currently, the American fighter is sponsored by Venum, Monster Energy, Dillon Optics,, The Protein Pizza™️, Off Axis, and more. and more.

As mentioned above, Ferguson’s earnings from UFC ( includes pay, salaries, earnings, bonuses) amount to $4,210,000 However, Tony began his career fighting in CXF, TFA, LBFN, RF and NFAMMA.  Thus, if we take into account the prize money from these fights, Tony’s earnings from MMA amount to about $4.5 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 Tony’s endorsement earnings in the coming years. Moreover, “El Cucuy” will look to increase his Net Worth, even more in the future. 

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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