Sean Strickland Net Worth, Career Earnings & Endorsement Deals: ‘Tarzan’ Boasts $1.5 Million Net Worth

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Here at SportsLens, we have decided to take an in-depth look at the career of the former UFC middleweight king, Sean Strickland. This includes Sean Strickland’s net worth, career earnings and endorsement deals.

Sean Strickland Net Worth Estimated At $1.5 Million

Sean Strickland became the UFC Middleweight Champion at the first time of asking at UFC 293 in Sydney, Australia by defeating the champion Israel Adesanya via unanimous decision over five rounds in their main event bout down under as a huge underdog with UFC betting sites.

However, he did lose the belt last time out against Dricus du Plessis at UFC 297, despite being a slight favorite with the best offshore betting sites. Despite all of this, Sean Strickland is very much still an elite 185-pound fighter and widely regarded as one of the best fighters in the middle division.

Here at SportsLens we have decided to take an in-depth look at Sean Strickland’s net worth, career earnings, and sponsorship deals. According to Sportskeeda, Sean Strickland’s net worth is estimated to be in the region of $1.5 million.

The 32-year-old is worth an absolute fortune and has earned some highly lucrative purses throughout his UFC career. The California MMA sensation has won 28 professional fights, including one UFC title fight now. Not only that, but he is one of the most recognizable names in the entire UFC now that he has beaten Adesanya.

Sportskeeda now estimates his net worth to be at least $1.5 million, based on his lifetime earnings. Strickland has had an outstanding career so far, adding the icing on the cake in becoming the champion of the world against all odds in 2023.

Since winning on his UFC debut back in March 2014, ‘Tarzan’ has earned millions of dollars. More about Strickland’s career earnings later in this article.

Strickland’s net worth has also been heavily enhanced through ventures outside of the octagon. His other main earners outside of MMA come through his various endorsements. Again, more on that later.

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Sean Strickland Career Earnings

Ever since Sean Strickland signed for the UFC, he has gradually earned more money as his career has progressed. For his first fight against Bubba McDaniel, ‘Tarzan’ was paid around $16,000. This is the standard purse for up-and-coming MMA fighters making their debut in the UFC.

Just inside the octagon and in his career in the UFC, Sean Strickland has earned $6m + according to The Sports Daily. Of course, this is nowhere near the likes of what Conor McGregor, Khabib Nurmagomedov, Jon Jones or former foe Israel Adesanya have earned in their career, but it’s still a lot of money!

Compare Strickland’s UFC debut purse to his last fight. For his clash last time out against Dricus du Plessis, as the champion, Strickland reportedly took home a purse of $3m, despite losing the fight (source: Marca). This is by far and away the largest purse of Strickland’s MMA career to date.

For his clash at UFC 293 with Israel Adesanya when he became the 185-pound king, the California man earned a pay-day of $1.38 million. This includes a base salary of $500k, $42,000 in sp0nsorship bonuses as well as a $100k win bonus and $700k share of the pay-per-view.

Several other high-caliber fights of Strickland’s have earned him a fortune too in recent years. The 1991-born MMA star’s third biggest MMA purses came against both Nassourdine Imavov and Abusupiyan Magomedov respectively, where ‘Tarzan’ was paid $321,000 for each fight.

Additionally, Strickland’s fight with Jared Cannonier earned Strickland a lucrative purse of $216,000. His fight with former UFC Middleweight Champion Alex Pereira also earned Strickland a tidy purse of around $216,000. He has also pocketed six-figure purses against the likes of Jack Hermansson, Urijah Hall, and Brendan Allen.

More about Sean Strickland’s outside of the octagon earnings next.

Sean Strickland UFC Earnings (Last 10):

Fight Fight Purse
Strickland vs Du Plessis – UFC 297 $3 million
Strickland vs Adesanya – UFC 293 $1.38 million
Strickland vs Magomedov – UFC Fight Night $321,000
Strickland vs Imavov – UFC Fight Night $321,000
Strickland vs Cannonier – UFC Fight Night $216,000
Strickland vs Pereira – UFC 276 $144,000
Strickland vs Hermansson – UFC Fight Night $141,000
Strickland vs Hall – UFC Fight Night $131,000
Strickland vs Jotko – UFC Fight Night $99,000
Strickland vs Allen – UFC Fight Night $144,000

All career earnings info per The Sports Daily

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Sean Strickland Endorsement & Sponsorship Deals

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Another reason that Sean Strickland has a net worth of $1.5 million and has earned upward of $6 million in his career is due to the fact he has various sponsors.

Given the fact he is the former UFC Middleweight Champion, various sponsors will be queuing up to get on board the ‘Tarzan’ hype train going forward. As a UFC athlete, he is sponsored by Venom, but his other sponsors outside of the UFC organization are unknown.

That is apart from one of his endorsement partnerships with Monster Energy. Prior to beating Israel Adesanya in the main event of UFC 293, ‘Tarzan’ said, “I only drink Monster in camp.” They are said to be of Strickland’s biggest endorsers to date.

Strickland is said to have a few other endorsers who help pay for his training camps and who provide him with training equipment amongst other things when preparing for a fight. All of these sponsors, along with his earnings outside of the octagon are all huge factors in the growth of Sean Strickland’s net worth.

Be sure to claim the various sports betting apps and UFC free bets available on the SportsLens site ahead of Strickland’s next fight.

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