MMA Fighter Shalie Lipp Net Worth And Salary Before Death

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The young MMA fighter Shalie Lipp net worth was estimated to be in the five-digit mark. New to the scene, Lipp was estimated to have earned $50K from her fights.

The American MMA fighter, Shalie Lipp, had fought five games into her career and was about to face her sixth opponent on May 20. But a tragic accident took place, and she lost her life. 

Shalie Lipp Preparing For Her Fight While Training In North Dakota In December 2022
Shalie Lipp Preparing For Her Fight While Training In North Dakota In December 2022 (Source: Instagram)

On May 7, 2023, Lipp was involved in a car accident on the I-94 bridge connecting Fargo and Moorhead. A 2015 Chevrolet Malibu collided with a 2017 Jeep Cherokee, and Lipp was a passenger in the former.

The 21-year-old was the only one not to put on a seat belt which was a critical reason for her untimely death. All the other passengers in the accident came out unscathed. 

Shalie Lipp Net Worth

Shalie Lipp’s net worth before her untimely death is estimated between $50,000-$70,000.

The 21-year-old Shalie Lipp hadn’t had many fights under her belt, nor did she have any endorsements for herself. 

We might have heard mind-boggling numbers of many MMA fighters’ net worths, with the likes of Conor McGregor reaching $180 million.

But this is only for those who have made it big time, drawing millions of crowds to their fights. 

Shalie Lipp Was Scheduled To Take On Wendy Anudson Before Her Demise
Shalie Lipp Was Scheduled To Take On Wendy Anudson Before Her Demise (Source: Facebook)

On top of that, female MMA fighters don’t make anywhere near male UFC fighters. The highest net worth individual in the female UFC scene is Ronda Rousey, with $15 million.

Rousey is the only one in the female UFC scene who crosses $10 million, with most of her compatriots having net worth between $4-$8 million. 

Lipp was new to the scene, with her first fight being at the end of 2021. She had recently traveled to Thailand for her bout and won against Fatemeh Tanha. 

Shalie Lipp Salary And Career Earnings 

The MMA fighter Shalie Lipp’s salary could’ve been contracted between $2000-$10,000. An MMA fighter makes an average salary of $64,000.

But there are several conditions a fighter needs to fulfill before earning five figures in MMA. As per an article in The Athletic, a fighter’s starting salary was pointed out to be as low as $2,000.

Many former UFC fighters have said one can be considered lucky if they bring even 10% of their earning home. Most of the salary is taxed, and about 5-20% will go towards paying the coaches and the gym. 

Shalie Lipp Pictured Before Her Fight Against Fatemah Tanha In April
Shalie Lipp Pictured Before Her Fight Against Fatemeh Tanha In April (Source: Instagram)

Some UFC and MMA fighters even have multiple coaches, but in Shalie’s case, Joe Trottier was her only coach. 

If we estimate Shalie’s salary as per the lowest starting earned in the UFC, which is $10,000, then she made about $30,000-$40,000, considering her first fight would not give her $10,000. 

Lipp fought two games under Ignite Fights and one each under MHM Mile High MMAyhem, OFC 129, and Captain Fights Club. 

In MMA, sponsorships also help to bump up the person’s earnings to $4000-$21,000. A person with 4-5 bouts is said to earn $4,500 per appearance.

Lipp didn’t have a sponsorship deal but was slowly inching towards making a big name for herself in the MMA scene. 

Before her demise, Shalie was scheduled to take on Wendy Anudson in a flyweight title fight in the main event at Ignite No Mercy 11. 

Sriyukta Pradhananga
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