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Would you want to fight in New York given the high tax rate?
Absolutely, opportunity of lifetime 4 100%
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Would prefer not, but wouldn't say no 0 0%
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Apparently, fighting in New York may not be the best for MMA fighters. I think a lot may want to do it once for exposure, especially the MSG event, but given that fighters already complain about pay and Reebok I could see a lot of them thinking twice.

Does anyone know if the Ali Act would have any effect? I don't think so since the legislation seems to affect boxers too. Seems way too many people take from the top against fighters.


Will Fighters Want to Fight in New York?

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Post #1   8/6/16 1:22:31PM   

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There is a whole list of guys that want on new york card.
Edgar qnd weidman are locks.

Supposedly al ianquinta vs thiago alves is a done deal

Post #2   8/6/16 7:31:05PM   

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If you can make it in New York, you can make it anywhere.

The taxes are a trade-off for the media coverage you will receive as opposed to fighting in Florida, South Dakota, or Tennessee.

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You're right. I just wonder what will happen by the third or fourth event or if an event is held in another New York market like a Buffalo, Syracuse or Rochester.

Post #4   8/8/16 10:11:50AM