‘We Got You Fu**ers’- Dana White Continues to Rain Down on Illegal UFC Streamers

Published 01/21/2021, 8:55 AM EST
LAS VEGAS, NV – JULY 05: UFC president Dana White interacts with media during the UFC 226 Press Conference inside The Pearl concert theater at Palms Casino Resort on July 5, 2018 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Brandon Magnus/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)


Dana White has been harping on cracking down on piracy issues with UFC cards. Considering the demand for fights and the price one has to pay to get the PPV, pirating fights is a relatively easy fix for fight fans. While streams are sometimes hard to find, a determined mind can find one within 10 minutes.

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We have a Conor McGregor fight this weekend, so piracy will be off the charts. White has been threatening hosts of illegal streams for a few weeks now, and he just doubled down on it at the UFC 257 press conference.

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“I am glad you asked me about that. Because we got one. We got one. We are watching this one right now and all you have to do is turn it on on Saturday. And we got you, fu**ers. I can’t wait. Turn it on on Saturday, streamers, and see what happens.”

Dana White: The crackdown on streaming has begun?

If White’s words and actions are any indicator, the crackdown has begun. Not to say that the UFC hasn’t been cracking down on it before this, but such open threats from Dana mean that he definitely has something planned.

We had previously spoken about how the stimulus bill law that was passed a few weeks ago could make illegal streaming a felony.

That coupled with Dana openly threatening online pirates is quite odd. Promoters usually don’t pick fights with online pirates, mainly because these pirates end up retaliating on a larger scale than that of the threat.

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LAS VEGAS, NEVADA – DECEMBER 12: (L-R) Conor McGregor of Ireland punches Jose Aldo of Brazil in their featherweight championship bout during the UFC 194 event inside MGM Grand Garden Arena on December 12, 2015 in Las Vegas, Nevada. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

Conor McGregor is one of the hottest commodities in combat sports in general. If one wants to figure out who is streaming and from where, a Conor fight is the perfect place for them to start.

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However, there are valid questions that can also be raised. Can Dana White do what he is doing on a global level, or is it just for American pirates? What are the consequences of hosting a stream vs just viewing a stream? Well, these are all questions that we will get the answers to come Saturday.

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Ishaan Bhattacharya

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Ishaan Bhattacharya is an NBA, NCAA Basketball, and Combat Sports writer at EssentiallySports. Currently, Ishaan is pursuing a Post Graduate Degree in Journalism from Xavier's Institute of Communication. Previously, Ishaan has written for The Indian Express, The Quint, Sportskeeda, and WrestleClub.

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