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link LAS VEGAS — Mixed martial arts fans who watch pirated internet content could soon be pressed against the cage says the president of an industry-leading fight promotion. In a move that could signal a sea change in the viral presence of MMA — the burgeoning sport of caged pugilism — Dana White, president of the Ultimate Fighting Championship, said his company is readying a legal assault on individuals and websites that deal in unauthorized content

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this is plain ridiculous even if they could stop pirating its not going to get them more buys people do this because they can't afford it or the card just isn't worth the money plus you would think he learned from everyone else that you can't stop streams pirated movies and music is still around i don't see any way he will stop piracy it's going to cost more money than they are "losing" now

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Can't stop the internet.

Post #3   1/5/10 12:36:02AM   

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I can understand where the UFC is coming from, but good luck.

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Justin.tv hasn't streamed a UFC PPV in about 6 months, and how much money do some of these sites make, can't be much. I would be proud of my product if it was so cool that people were willing to seek it out like that. You won't find people doing it for WEC when it goes to PPV that's for sure.

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Posted by jae_1833

Justin.tv hasn't streamed a UFC PPV in about 6 months, and how much money do some of these sites make, can't be much. I would be proud of my product if it was so cool that people were willing to seek it out like that. You won't find people doing it for WEC when it goes to PPV that's for sure.



I would bet that there will be huge numbers of people who would stream WEC, solely on the fact that they want to see but dont want to pay...

Plus Justin.tv has been streaming UFC's but they are the first to be shut down due too its popularity but even after being shutdown the comments still provide many other links to view the cards

Good luck Dana... You will need it.

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I would want to stop it to...but if the movie business can't he won't be able to. Everything is to expensive now, $50 for UFC, $25 per dvd, $20 a cd, it gets expensive, especially when you can get it for free and you only watch it once.

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If PPV were a little bit cheaper then people would buy. Or do what Pride use to do, charge the same price but show all the fights. If I remember correctly, didn't HBO say the same thing, in 2005/2006?

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If nothing else, wait until the events come out on DVD. You may have to wait 3-4 months but then you're only paying $15-20 for them.

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Posted by DCRage

If nothing else, wait until the events come out on DVD. You may have to wait 3-4 months but then you're only paying $15-20 for them.



Plus you get the main events free on spike in a month or so.

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Posted by DCRage

If nothing else, wait until the events come out on DVD. You may have to wait 3-4 months but then you're only paying $15-20 for them.



But I could watch it live on a pretty good stream(I seem to find great ones).

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A scare tactic and a weak one at best.

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Correct me if i'm wrong but didn't the internet and piracy of the early shows keep the UFC alive through it's dark ages... Dana doesn't realize that the UFC wouldn't be a popular without this. What a douche!

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By my recollection the Music Industry tried this once. Zuffa might want to look at how that played out.

Cause we all know nobody downloads music anymore.

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Posted by FlashyG

By my recollection the Music Industry tried this once. Zuffa might want to look at how that played out.

Cause we all know nobody downloads music anymore.



And anyone who downloads music is doing a huge disservice to the musicians, the same can be said about the UFC. Just because they are making a profit now doesn't mean that can't shift later. I no longer illegally download music, at all, because I have seen what major affect it can have on musicians. As for UFC streams, I watch them just because I can't afford to buy PPV's all the time, but if they were shut down, I wouldn't fault Dana White for it. It's a good business move, plain and simple. I never understand why people complain when their illegal ease of access is removed.

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