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Fighter stops unprovoked assault on the street, Alex Pereira accused of “double crossing” Israel Adesanya, Paddy Pimblett wants no part of UFC 281 in NYC (August 4, 2022)

Welcome to today’s edition of Sportskeeda’s daily MMA News Roundup, where we present the biggest UFC updates and other stories from the world of mixed martial arts.

In the latest issue, we talk about an MMA fighter playing a Good Samaritan, Paddy Pimblett’s reason for not wanting to fight in New York City, and more.

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#1. “The taxman’s not getting my money in New York” – Paddy Pimblett on fighting at UFC 281

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Addressing rumors that he and Molly McCann will be on the card as well, Paddy Pimblett told Pat McAfee that he has no interest in fighting in New York and paying excessive state taxes.

“Come on, lad. That’s the taxman just taking all me dough. That’s what’s happening, lad. The taxman’s not getting my money in New York,” Pimblett said.

Catch the full interview below:

Fighters have previously complained about higher taxes being levied in New York than in other states.


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