Triller Follows UFC President Dana White’s Footsteps and Hunts Down Illegal Streamers

Published 04/27/2021, 3:00 PM EDT
LAS VEGAS, NV – FEBRUARY 2: UFC President Dana White stops by the team locker rooms during the filming of The Ultimate Fighter: Team Joanna vs Team Claudia at the UFC TUF Gym on February 2, 2016 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Recently, the Jake Paul vs Ben Askren fight ended in the most thrilling fashion. It was one highly awaited fight of the year as it garnered the attention of the entire world. Moreover, the official broadcaster of this fight, Triller recorded colossal viewership and made this fight one of the best boxing events.

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But lately, Triller has filed a lawsuit to hunt down illegal streamers, seeking damage worth $100 million.

Ryan Kavanaugh, in a statement, said, “It’s shocking to think a theft so grand can be done so blatantly and brazenly and with no remorse. There is zero difference between what they did and walking into a market, stealing tons of a product and selling it at a discount in the parking lot.

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“It’s neither civilly nor criminally any different, and we are prosecuting to the fullest extent of the law.”

ATLANTA, GEORGIA – APRIL 17: Jake Paul fights Ben Askren in their cruiserweight bout during Triller Fight Club at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on April 17, 2021 in Atlanta, Georgia. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/Getty Images for Triller)

In this fight, Jake Paul terrified his contemporary Ben Askren, thus defeating him in round 1 of the fight. This was his career-best performance because Askren was an experienced MMA veteran and ending up on the winning vertical against him was a vital task.

This fight was bound to accrue everyone’s attention, and illegal streamers saw an opportunity here to broadcast this fight. That said, Triller will now follow the UFC supremo, Dana White‘s footsteps, to reduce the same in the future.

Can Triller find some success in curbing down illegal streamers like Dana White?

Dana White has taken some blunt actions on illegal streamers by moving in a legal way.

CHICAGO, IL – JANUARY 24: UFC President Dana White interacts with media during the UFC on FOX press conference on January 24, 2013 at the United Center in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Josh Hedges/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

This has definitely reduced the piracy going on in the UFC fights. That said, Triller fight club will also look to follow the akin pathway to curb the piracy going on.

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Triller wants to line up some of the most exuberant celebrity boxing bouts ahead. And they will look forward to rolling out these fights solely on their platform.

That said, it’ll be interesting to see how Triller and other fight promotions tackle this concern. And put out fights on their own platform itself.

What did you make of this entire scenario?

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan

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Prathamesh Singh Chauhan is a Boxing Author at EssentiallySports. He is a graduate from the International Institute of Sports Management who combines his love for sports, particularly combat sports, and his flair for writing and analysis to help him in his day-to-day work. He has prior professional experience with sporting organizations such as Star Sports, Khelo India, and NBA.

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