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Dana White Claims He's 'Got' One Streamer Ahead Of UFC 257

Dana White Claims He's 'Got' One Streamer Ahead Of UFC 257

Dana White has once again warned anyone wanting to post a link to UFC 257, claiming he's ready to prosecute the one person.

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Dana White has once again repeated his threats to anyone wanting to host a stream of UFC 257, claiming that he's 'got one' and he's ready to prosecute the person.

UFC 257 is likely to be one of the promotion's biggest pay-per-view sellers, with Conor McGregor returning to action after a year out to face Dustin Poirier for the second time.

With so much interest on the fight, and the rest of the card, there will also be lots of people looking to stream the fight illegally.

It is obviously something that affects White and the company's bank balance and the UFC president has previously said he's going to leave streamers 'crying and begging.'

In the pre fight press conference on Thursday, he repeated his threat saying, "We got one. We got him. We're watching this guy right now.

"All you have to do is turn it on Saturday, and we got you, f*cker. I can't wait. Turn it on Saturday, streamers, and see what happens."

Whilst that was relatively ambiguous the 51-year-old has elaborated on exactly what he meant, claiming the streamer in question isn't from the US and that they're ready to convict and prosecute the person should they switch on their stream.

"When I came out and said this, all these guys started taunting me," he told BT Sport, "So I went through, and I picked. I said, 'You. You're the guy.' And I told my people, 'I want this guy.' And guess what? We got him.

"We're watching his house, we're listening to his phone conversations, and if he puts it up on Saturday, we got him."

MMA Junkie report that a UFC official told them they've been working with Federal detectives to catch the suspect and they're looking to make an example of them.

White referenced legislation that has recently been passed which referred to something in December, passed by US Congress, which could mean up to 10 years in prison for those found guilty.

However White did claim that the streamer they've 'got,' whose phone lines they've tapped, presumably waiting for him to tell a friend about his streaming set up, isn't in the US, so who knows what that means for his chances of a prosecution.

White is ready to hit back at streamers. Image: PA Image
White is ready to hit back at streamers. Image: PA Image

Fans in the US need to pay $69.99 to watch UFC 257, a long with the with $5.99 price for ESPN + in order to watch the prelim fights.

In the UK fans can watch the prelims on BT Sport 1, which needs a subscription, and have to pay the slightly more reasonable £19.95 for the pay-per-view.

Whilst White tries to catch as many people who are streaming as possible he's also got other things to think about.

The UFC president is still trying to get Khabib Nurmagomedov back in the octagon and might also be thinking about responding to Eminem calling him out.

Featured Image Credit: BT Sport

Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Dustin Poirier, UFC News, MMA News, Combat Sports, US Sports, UFC, MMA, USA, Dana White