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Dana White Sends Huge Warning To Illegal Streamers Ahead Of Conor McGregor's UFC 257 Return

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Dana White Sends Huge Warning To Illegal Streamers Ahead Of Conor McGregor's UFC 257 Return

UFC president Dana White has sent a warning to illegal streamers ahead of Conor McGregor's return - telling them he has a 'surprise' in store.

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McGregor returns to the Octagon on January 23rd at UFC 257 and he'll take on Dustin Poirier in the main event.

It promises to be a lucrative fight for the UFC in terms of pay-per-view numbers. But one fan commented on White's Instagram saying: "Can't wait to pirate the fuxk [sic] out of this thanks Dana I'm excited."

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White replied to the comment and fired back with: "And I can't wait to catch u!!! Gotta a surprise for u motherf**kers this year."


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Illegal streaming is something combat sports has been battling for years but no clear workaround has been found.

The Daily Mail reported those streaming fight through an unofficial source saw a watermark pop up on their feed with a random selection of letters and numbers.

That mystery code, according to TorrentFreak - an online publication dedicated to news about copyright and file-sharing - was quite possibly placed there by licensed broadcasters in order to track down pirates.

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A message on the site read: "The numbers would allow (the broadcaster) to track the illicit stream back to a subscriber and/or a set-top box tied to a particular account.

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"Since that subscriber has then re-streamed that content back online illegally, the code would act as a homing beacon and could spell bad news for the individual involved."

While McGregor hasn't got past Poirier yet, White is already thinking about what's next for 'The Notorious'.

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'The Eagle' is currently retired after walking away from the promotion following his victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.

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"When I fly out there, Khabib's going to be there, too. So, I'm going to meet with Khabib while I'm there," the 51-year-old said.

"In a perfect world, if Conor wins this fight, I would love to see the rematch with him and Khabib. It's the fight that makes sense."

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Topics: Conor Mcgregor, Dustin Poirier, UFC News, MMA News, UFC 257, UFC, MMA, Dana White

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