Rafael Natal has fought three times this year, with two coming out of Brazil. Following his May appearance, Natal remembered why he left after seeing the taxes on his check.
“I said to myself I’d never fight here again,” said Natal to MMA Fighting. “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.”
The middleweight may take issue about Brazil’s taxes, but he’s taken two decisions out of the country. The most recent win at UFC Fight Night 28 saw Natal beat Tor Troeng.
Troeng is 16-5 and comes from Sweden. Earlier in the year, he won his UFC debut.
UFC Fight Night 28 was September 4 and came from Brazil’s Mineirinho Arena.