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Avast, ye pirates! Dana White is comin' for thee!

Props: Vancouver Sun


"When people start going to jail, people will stop doing it. It’s going to be a battle, man. It’s going to be a battle, but I’m ready to (expletive) fight. We’re gonna go after them, we’re gonna go after them hard, and we’re gonna hurt ‘em. (Piracy) hasn’t cost us anything compared to what it’s going to cost us to go after these guys. It’s gonna cost us a lot of money, but guess what—it’s gonna cost them a lot of money. It’s gonna get to the point where it’s like, you know what, (expletive) it, maybe we shouldn’t pirate MMA any more. These websites … you got these websites like, and they pirate all kinds of things. They play all kinds of (expletive) on there. Well, we’re gonna make it where it’s not worth it to put UFC events up on the website."

UFC President Dana White is prepared to crack down on illegal streams of UFC pay-per-views and other related content by turning the legal dogs loose on the "Pirates" who cut into the Zuffa profits with grainy footage and choppy frame rates. While it's impossible to enforce a worldwide lockdown on illegal streams, I do feel sorry for the handful of pirates who do get nabbed -- they're sure to be made an example of. UFC legal department off the port bow!

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