How much money does former double champion Henry Cejudo make per fight?
On Saturday, May 6, live from the Prudential Center in Newark, New Jersey, the UFC's bantamweight championship is on the line when current title holder Aljamain Sterling (22-3) faces former UFC double champion Henry Cejudo (16-2) in a colossal rivalry which has seen the animosity grow the closer we get to fight night.
The main event also signals the return to action for Cejudo. The Olympic wrestling gold medallist retired following his victory over Dominick Cruz at UFC 249, all the way back in 2020. In fact, that event was held on the 9th of May, meaning it will be almost three years to the date since the last time we saw Cejudo step into the Octagon.
As Cejudo looks to become a two-time bantamweight champion and solidify his place among the greatest MMA fighters of all time, a question many fans always wonder is exactly how much do these elite competitors make and what exactly is their net worth?
With Cejudo likely to receive his biggest payday to date when he faces Sterling, here is Cejudo's net worth as of 2023.
Henry Cejudo's net worth in 2023
It is no surprise to hear that a man with as many accomplishments as Cejudo has earned himself a good chunk of money throughout his MMA career. According to Celebrity Net Worth, Cejudo has an impressive $2 million net worth based on both his fight pay checks and outside endorsements.
He might have made a modest $50K in his first UFC fight but Cejudo has since been receiving sizeable pay increases every time he has step foot into the Octagon. He made around $280K when he defeated Demetrious Johnson for the flyweight title and $440K when he defeated T.J Dillashaw in his first title defense.
When Cejudo stepped up to bantamweight, he made another $440K when he defeated Marlon Moraes to become a two-division champ. However, these all pale in comparison to his biggest payday during his retirement fight.
In the midst of a global pandemic and with little sports to watch, UFC 249 was a gold mine for the promotion and the fighters that took part. According to InsideSport, Cejudo made $1.2 million with his over Dominick Cruz, with a reported $350K base salary being almost tripled by making $850K in pay-per-view shares.
Cejudo's net worth does not just come from his fights though. His main sponsor used to be Reebok, although we can expect that it will now be Venum given the company inked an exclusive deal to give the UFC their apparel. He is also endorsed by Everlast, Body Armour, Onnit, and MetroPCS, all contributing to the wealth that he has made for himself as an elite level mixed martial artist.
With a reported base salary of $500K plus potential pay-per-view shares, it is likely that Cejudo smashes his own personal record in terms of money earned when he faces Sterling. Another win will not only add to his already fat wallet but it will more importantly cement Cejudo's legacy as one of the greatest of all time.