The big name boxers make a lot of money but you need to get to the top first in order to make those tens of millions or hundreds of millions of dollars first. Do the top MMA fighters make anywhere near the money that the top boxers make? Absolutely not but thanks to the UFC there is a middle class of fighters that make above average money.
Paydays for the world’s top-earning athletes dropped for the first time in four years, according to the 2020 Forbes ranking as the coronavirus wreaked havoc on sports and canceled or postponed many marquee events for the first time since World War II.
Well Conor because of his popularity is also able to get sponsorships that the average UFC fighter can't get due to the exclusivity of the Reebok deal. Maybe things will change with the end of the Reebok deal and the beginning of the Venom deal depending on whether the Venom deal will allow other sponsors like PFL does.