UFC Top Name Nearly Murdered At Tennessee Bar

UFC President Dana White recently spoke about piracy of UFC events. The promotion has been in pursue of illegal streamers of its events and in 2014, they were able to successfully track down a supposed pirate and sue the individual for $12,000. White recently revealed that he received death threats for his actions against illegal streamers.



Dana White opens up on the matter

The UFC president, who revealed that he considers signing Logan, made an appearance on the recent episode of Logan Paul’s Impaulsive podcast where he shared some of his horrific experiences dealing with alleged illegal streamers:

“We caught a lot of people and prosecuted people for it. It’s a whole ‘nother f—ng ballgame. (One) guy’s calling me up, crying, begging me not to do it. And these were guys that were doing it in bars. Their bars were stealing,” he said.

White divulged the matter and stated that he lose his life during one of his trips to Memphis:

“This is a true story. (We were in) Memphis, Tennessee, and we were doing Lookin’ For a Fight,” White recounted. “We were doing this wrestling thing and apparently, a guy on that street, I put his bar out of business. And they were threatening that if I walked out, they were gonna shoot me.

“If I walked out and did this f—ng skit we’re gonna do for Lookin’ For a Fight, they were gonna shoot me.”

White also stated that the UFC spends “millions of dollars a year” for their anti-piracy efforts. And while he recognizes the difficulty considering how “kids are way ahead” of the game, he said that getting caught is still not worth the risk:

“The kids are way ahead of it. You have to be persistent, and you really have to go after people. You can put that thing on the f—ng TV that says ‘If you get caught pirating this event…’ it’s a different story when you f—ng get caught.”

The new UFC PPV price hike at the beginning of the year disappointed and many fans that might encourage them to chose illegal streaming. But, UFC will keep on with their fight against it.

Barry Russell
Barry Russell
A dedicated pro wrestling follower for more than a decade

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