How many times would UFC 200 competitors have to fight to equal Dana White's 9% of $4B?

This morning, news broke that the UFC has sold to talent agency WME-IMG for a reported $4 billion. The purchase price, which is twice what ex-Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer paid for the Los Angeles Clippers, is pretty shocking for a sports property.

After news of the sale finalization went public, the UFC sent out an email to fighters. Copies of the letter quickly ended up on social media. Mike Fagan had the following response on Twitter.

Whether you agree with Fagan or not, his comment does raise an interesting point. UFC president Dana White owned 9 percent of the UFC until the sale. Full details of the sale are not currently known, but if he is fully compensated for his share, he will take home $360M. For the purpose of perspective, how does this payday compare to fighter compensation? UFC 200, supposedly the company's biggest event to date, took place last Saturday and the Nevada Athletic Commission released fighter pay. If we assume the pay of the fighters remains constant, the following table shows how many times they would need to compete to equal White's 9 percent of $4B.


FighterUFC 200 PayFights Needed
Amanda Nunes$100,000 3,600
Miesha Tate$500,000720
Brock Lesnar$2,500,000144
Mark Hunt$700,000514
Daniel Cormier$500,000720
Anderson Silva$600,000600
Jose Aldo$500,000720
Frankie Edgar$190,0001,895
Cain Velasquez$300,0001,200
Travis Browne$120,0003,000
Julianna Pena$64,0005,625
Cat Zingano$35,00010,286
Kelvin Gastelum$83,0004,337
Johny Hendricks$80,0004,500
TJ Dillashaw$50,0007,200
Raphael Assuncao$42,0008,571
Sage Northcutt$100,0003,600
Enrique Marin$13,00027,692
Joe Lauzon$108,0003,333
Diego Sanchez$80,0004,500
Gegard Mousasi$110,0003,273
Thiago Santos$28,00012,857
Jim Miller$118,0003,051
Takanori Gomi$55,0006,545

Brock Lesnar is closest to catching up to White. Let's say for the sake of argument that he fights three times per year (he won't), the 39-year-old will only need to continue fighting for another 48 years.