Oklahoma AC freezing MMA starting March 31

by Chris Staab | source: mmaworldwide.com

After March 31st of this year, combat sport competitions will come to a grinding halt in the state of oklahoma. It seems the UFC wants the state to drop a 4% pay-per-view tax imposed by the state, but without it... they will no longer have the funds necessary to regulate any boxing or MMA events held in Oklahoma.

This move will effect nearly 200 events that happen each year across Oklahoma, and if the UFC and the state can't come to terms... promoters will have to take their business onto tribal grounds and casinos where they have their own regulations.

This story broke on FOX 25 in Oklahoma City.

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tags: regulation   legislation   oklahoma   


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TheeSenator site profile image  

3/15/12 9:55 PM by TheeSenator

I was thinking the same thing, along with just having it on tribal land. No idea though at this point. You would figure the commish would focus on the whole fighter death deal that happened last year. But maybe this is their way of funding the eventual massive lawsuit that is going to be on them from that? Who knows at this point.

KOTC_FAN site profile image  

3/13/12 12:31 AM by KOTC_FAN

This will not affect King of the Cage or our shows in Oklahoma. Our shows are held on tribal land and are regulated by the Chickasaw Nation Gaming Commission at Winstar World Casino in Thackerville, OK and Riverwind Casino in Norman, OK and by the Citizen Potawatomi Nation at River Spirit Casino in Tulsa, OK.Between the three venues, we will hold 9 more shows in Oklahoma this year....3/17/12... Riverwind Casino... Norman, OK4/14/12... Winstar World Casino... Thackerville, OK6/16/12... Riverwind Casino... Norman, OK6/22/12... River Spirit Casino... Tulsa, OK7/28/12... Winstar World Casino... Thackerville, OK9/15/12... Riverwind Casino... Norman, OK9/21/12... River Spirit Casino... Tulsa, OK10/27/12... Winstar World Casino... Thackerville, OK12/08/12... River Spirit Casino... Tulsa, OK

BLPorritt site profile image  

3/12/12 11:06 PM by BLPorritt

Oklahoma boy as well. Sucks hardcore, but awesome shows like XFL and KOTC will be happening almost every other month.

Elvis site profile image  

3/12/12 10:57 PM by Elvis

Now if they want a PPV cut wouldn't all the non PPV events be ok? And the UFC could work around it by holding Fight Nights which are Non-PPV events? Or am I missing something?

TheeSenator site profile image  

3/12/12 9:23 PM by TheeSenator

WTF. Joe Miller , if you are responsible for this and you're reading this you are a 100% a fucking idiot. Yeah I said it. So what. If you're from Oklahoma and you know who I'm talking about you're thinking the same thing.

Harmon Whistler site profile image  

3/12/12 8:44 PM by Harmon Whistler

http://mmaworldwide.com/blog/UFC_Threatens_Lawsuit_Against_The_State_Of_Oklahoma/ lazy blues! *shakes fist

The_prodigy10 site profile image  

3/12/12 8:37 PM by The_prodigy10

Sucks for promoters but as a fan I'm not to worried since tribal grounds won't be affected.

Randy Marsh site profile image  

3/12/12 8:05 PM by Randy Marsh


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3/11/12 11:09 AM by World Class Cage Fights

Events can still be done they will just go on records as nsf, the commissions saying its a freeze only because they have no power now and want to make the people think they have to go to tribal land now only so the abc still makes all the money its all political, this means open game for the state of oklahoma promoters can actually make money now.

TheParrot site profile image  

3/9/12 9:10 PM by TheParrot

What are they asking for, 4% of just Oklahoma PPVs? How would that even be calculated? Required reporting from all providers?