Mayweather, Pacquiao Top Sports Earners — No UFC Fighters Make Forbes List

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Floyd Mayweather Tops Forbes List of Highest Paid Athletes, No UFC fighters make the cut

Boxing may be going through a bit of a judging dilemma right now, but that did not stop superstars Floyd Mayweather and Manny Pacquiao from topping Forbes list of top-paid athletes.

Forbes released the list on Monday.

None of the 100 athletes listed are UFC fighters, including UFC champions Jon Jones, Georges St. Pierre, and Anderson Silva.  It is well documented that several top fighters receive bonuses that are not reported to the commissions or media, so their true yearly income is a bit of a mystery.

Mayweather, a boxer and promoter of his own fights, earned a cool $85 million for his efforts over the past year, though he is temporarily separated from his fortune due to a prison term he is currently serving. Pacquiao, meanwhile, earned $62 million, including $6 million in endorsements, giving him the second spot on the list.

In third place, Tiger Woods earned $59.4 million, including a whopping $55 million in endorsements. Miami Heat sensation LeBron James took the fourth spot, as his $40 million in endorsements put him at $53 million overall.

Take a look at the top ten earners in the world of sports:

Floyd Mayweather: $85 million
Manny Pacquiao: $62 million
Tiger Woods: $59.4 million
LeBron James: $53 million
Roger Federer: $52.7 million
Kobe Bryant: $52.3 million
Phil Mickelson: $47.8 million
David Beckham: $46 million
Cristiano Ronaldo: $42.5 million
Peyton Manning: $42.4 million

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