A MMA reporter calculated the difference:

That is because of what has become known as a “jock tax,” whereby visiting athletes as considered employees generating income while working in California. (Several other US states have similar taxes.) It can mean a lot of income lost.

At one of her last fights, for example, Nunes reportedly made $500,000 in purse and fight-night bonuses. If she made that again on Saturday, she would face a marginal tax rate of 11.3% from California on at least some of that income.

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