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  • 01-27-2013, 11:02 AM
    In the UK if your earn over £32,000 you are taxed 40% of your salary.

    When you earn £150,000 or more it is 50%.

    And we wonder why the big name fighters don't fight overseas much!!!
  • 01-27-2013, 05:42 AM
    The US probably has a tax treaty with Brazil so that he gets credit for that tax paid on his US return at the end of the year. If there is no tax treaty (which i doubt) then they are really getting shafted.

    Also, the reason why fighters may get behind on their taxes if due to lack of financial planning. The fighters are being treated as contractors instead of employees so there is no obligation from the UFC to withhold any taxes and remit them on the fighters behalf. The fighters might get a hundred grand cheque and think it is great and go buy a 100k sports car. Then at the end of the year when they do their taxes the find out they owe 30k they don't have.
  • 01-27-2013, 05:39 AM
    That really sucks.
  • 01-27-2013, 04:50 AM
    Damn, I'd love to be paying as little as 30%. Still feel bad for fighters, I have no idea how work visas work but seems a bit of a shaft to them because without them Brazil wouldn't be making money off the event being held there alone.
  • 01-27-2013, 01:59 AM
    This isn't that big of deal... government taxes in the united states are around 27%. I just got a bonus check and 27% was taken out.. and then if you live in a state that has state tax you still have to pay that as well which can be upwards of 6% all the way up to 11%.
  • 01-27-2013, 12:08 AM
    Quote Originally Posted by TheDoucheyWun View Post
    Yet the UFC goes there quarterly and every Brazilian MMA fighter still begs for the chance to be on the card..
    If they are Brazilian and live there do they still get taxed that high?
  • 01-27-2013, 12:06 AM
    I'd pass on fighting in Brazil then.
  • 01-26-2013, 10:38 PM
    Death and taxes--this really isn't a surprise to me. Especially when you hear about how many UFC fighters are behind on their taxes, like Cowboy. And he's not the only one from what I've heard.

    Cerrone has bought boats, cars and accessories for his ranch with past bonus checks. But he said this one would go straight to the IRS because he “owes a little bit of money” on taxes.
    Source: Donald Cerrone gets his wish as fight with Anthony Pettis is on deck - Las Vegas Sun News
  • 01-26-2013, 10:28 PM
    WHY would a fighter want to fight there then?

    If the UFC isnt compenstaing this then I wouldnt fight somewheres where I automatically make 30% less when I can work anywheres else and make my full wage.
  • 01-26-2013, 10:07 PM
    Yet the UFC goes there quarterly and every Brazilian MMA fighter still begs for the chance to be on the card..
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