It seems like everyone's just speculating as to the actual numbers. None of us even know what the "seven figures" means:
Could be Dana spouting bullshit.
Could be total value of a multi-fight contract.
Could be a signing bonus.
Could be something else.
I'm not gonna believe Henderson demanded a certain amount unless he says it himself, and I'm not gonna believe Dana offered a certain amount unless he says it himself (even then I'm dubious 'cuz it's Dana).
But in principle, I support Dan getting a raise. He's a big draw, he's paid his dues, his value is at a maximum after TUF/Bisping, and Dana screwed him out of a title shot. Dan and everyone else know Dana would hang him out to dry if he lost a couple in brutal fashion or had a number of boring fights.
For those who go on about the 'athletes are overpaid' stuff... how much do you think Dana & the Frittata Bros. are making off the UFC? They risk a portion of their money and time. The fighters risk their bodies & long-term health, and spend long hours of blood and sweat before they even step in the cage.