Originally posted on 5thRound.com  |  Last updated 6/7/13
According to Forbes, Tiger Woods is once again the world’s highest-paid athlete. It’s a familiar spot the superstar golfer held from 2001-2011. His sexual indiscretions in late 2009, followed by a public divorce, parlayed with a sliding golf game cost him the top slot in 2012. Boxer Floyd Mayweather happily picked up the baton that year ($85 million). Speaking of “Money Mayweather,” he is the lone combat sports fighter to enter Forbes’ exclusive list in 2013. He came in at #14 for making a reported $34 million in 2012. Forbes only tallies the planet’s top 100 highest-paid athletes, and no mixed martial artist was able to crack the club. The Ultimate Fighting Championship, the world’s most prestigious MMA organization, is a privately held company so their financial numbers are held under lock and key. While the disclosed payrolls the UFC is required to submit to some athletic commissions have never reached seven-figures for a single fighter, the company does offer discretionary bonuses and
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