After UFC middleweight Rafael “Sapo” Natal fought in Brazil at UFC on FX 8 he was very happy with his performance, but he was gutted when he saw the tax bill. Natal said he would never fight in Brazil in again, but then the UFC offered him a fight in his hometown. Natal couldn’t say no to that fight, and took the fight anyway, but don’t expect him to be fighting in Brazil anytime soon. He won the fight, and even earned a fight of the night bonus in his win over Tor Troeng, but according to Natal thats it.
Natal told MMAFighting:
“I owed that to my fans and friends. I moved to New York five years ago, and I said to myself I’d never fight here again. Taxes here are terrible, man. But then the UFC called me to fight in Jaragua and I accepted. I needed to fight in Brazil at least one time. ‘Ok, I fought there and that’s it’. And then they announced they’d be back to Belo Horizonte, my city, and I owed my friends a fight here.”
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