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Police arrest world’s most prolific UFC pirate

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Score another one for the boys in blue.

The Police Intellectual Property Crime Unit (PIPCU) has reportedly arrested 55-year-old "Sir Paul," who is being called "the world's most prolific uploader" of Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) content. He was arrested at his home in Leicestershire, England, on Wednesday morning.

From Torrent Freak:

PIPCU are throwing some big numbers around. The unit claims that the individual is responsible for uploading more than 3.2 terabytes of data, which is the equivalent of more than 3,000 videos.

Of course, that's just his uploading. When it comes to total videos distributed things get much, much worse. PIPCU estimates that the files uploaded generated in excess of two million downloads at a cost to the industry of several million pounds.

Party's over.

In order for "Sir Paul" to earn the title of "World's Best," he would have needed to out-perform the legend known as Steven Messina, a Staten Island recluse who was recently sued by UFC for stealing pay-per-view (PPV) events and then uploading them to popular file-sharing websites like Pirate Bay.

He did -- and then some -- as Messina was only pumping out around 200 hours of content.

"We take online piracy very seriously," said UFC Chief Legal Officer Kirk Hendrick. "And will continue to work with law enforcement officials around the world to prevent illegal sharing of UFC content."

See you in court!

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