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Jun 2, 2008, 10:11 AM
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Post date : Jun 2, 2008, 10:11 AM
Proof, if proof be needed, that the Revenue can humble the most fearsome of men comes in the form of a story from Newcastle's Evening Chronicle newspaper.
Veteran cage fighter Ian 'The Machine' Freeman stands accused of £85,000-worth of tax fraud.
Mr Freeman is a former Ultimate Fighting world champion and the current British Cage Rage champ.
He earned his titles by punching, kicking, wrestling, kneeing and elbowing all-comers into a whimpering, submissive pulp - as part of a speedily growing sport so vicious it's been likened to the most savage gladiatorial bloodbaths of the Roman empire.
Obviously, he's not the sort of bloke you'd want to upset, for fear of the most barbarous reprisals.
And yet HMRC took him on and proved that a visit from the taxman can bring a geezer down faster than a blow to the unmentionables.
Insert you own 'different sort of cage' gag here.

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