Report: UFC Beginning To Target Consumers In Online Piracy War

If you happened to watch illegal streams of UFC 130 or UFC 142 on a site called GreenFeedz.com, you may want to start looking for an attorney because according to a report from The Wrestling Observer, the UFC has obtained the IP addresses of the individuals who watched those streams and is planning to take legal action against them.

As part of legal action against the web site GreenFeedz, which streamed UFC 130 to UFC 142 illegally and was threatened with legal action, Zuffa was able to obtain e-mail addresses, usernames and each individual event streamed, as well as IP addresses of everyone who watched an event through that web site.

They will be legally going after the individual consumers for copyright violations.

The UFC warned that they would go after individual consumers who watched pirated streams of their events, but up until this point they’ve only targeted website and bar owners. I honestly didn’t think they would make good on those threats, but apparently I was wrong.

All I know is I’d hate to be ones who watched the stream. Those individuals are going to wind up paying a whole heck of a lot more than $50 for those pay-per-views once the UFC gets done with them.

  • Miranduh

    Okay, so UFC wants to go and try and be the Metallica of MMA now? Don’t they know how that ended? This is dumb, there are times where I wish they were more like Bellator. I have no trouble finding a fight from Bellator that I missed on YouTube, I’ve only watched a fight online once at my friends house but the quality was so bad I didn’t really enjoy it.

  • Miranduh

    Okay, so UFC wants to go and try and be the Metallica of MMA now? Don’t they know how that ended? This is dumb, there are times where I wish they were more like Bellator. I have no trouble finding a fight from Bellator that I missed on YouTube, I’ve only watched a fight online once at my friends house but the quality was so bad I didn’t really enjoy it.

  • Cocunuts

    Thats BS, you cant blaim someone for watching a video on the internet so suck it up and shut down the website like you always do.

  • Cocunuts

    Thats BS, you cant blaim someone for watching a video on the internet so suck it up and shut down the website like you always do.

    • i like sexy time

      True said!

  • Aalvarez10460

    Dana should know better than to start something with the fans, they might not pay for the ppv but they get the word out about the sport. Sure is sucks that you’re losing money but it’s not the fans fault, shut down the website. 

  • Ben Rage

    Dana’s clearly showing his greed by doing this. This could seriously backfire on him. I hope it does. 

  • MMA4ever

    I don’t think he can sue the viewers since it was online just like going to youtube. I understand dana’s view but this just greed. 

  • Guest

    its not Dana White its the Fertittas who own the company and make the money decisions.  It is clear as day that Dana is the spokesman for them who will take the blame & end up being the escapegoat for the Zuffa owned UFC.  Dana is there to be outspoken and hype up the promotional events to convince people to keep buying the PPV’s so they can keep building and growing without losing money.  I understand how it works and how they want Dana to operate and without ever meeting them to really know who they are as people, I can tell that they share passion for the sport which is great and what they provide for us fans is awesome but the cons to the pro’s are that this is a business for them in which they’ve made alot of money already from and I hear reports of the Fertittas losing money in theyre other businesses like Casinos and whatnot so maybe they are greedy and want all the money possible !  But hey cmon they do have a right to protect their investements and the most money maker is PAYPERVIEW or Pay to view!  It’s such a exciting sport that fans dont want to miss one EVENT but still cant afford to pay for every one.  They do provide free shows- fight nights, and tuf but the real BIG FIGHTS are all saved for PPV to generate cash flowing in.  They can go to any country and make big money,  They make big large sums of money from other countries buying PPV’S and im sure they pirate the streams aswell so why victimize only the USA ??  I have no problems with hearing them going after Bars and large places where they not only steal from them but profit while doing so – But to go after the poor people who watch one or two is INSANE !  why ? Correct me if im wrong but dont they give free streams of PPV’s to the UK ?  The few ones Ive seen are streamed from the UK or other countries !  Dont play this game with the fans who only want to tune in and watch listen to Rogan  ” You can’t stop the Internet and shut everything down or try to rule over what people watch on the Web”  It seems impossible but to make a few legal actions to show how serious they are does play a role in future streams.  it sucks hard thou and makes me really question the greed and financial situation of the owners Lorenzo Fertitta and his brother Frank !!

  • sjakie

    mma grew because of the internet and the sharing. Dana is a complete idiot if he is gonna attack and sue his fans and ambassadors of the sport. it would be retarded. 

  • Internets

    “of everyone who watched an event through that web site”.
    No they didn’t. When will the “anti piracy lobbyists” learn that scare tactics and ignorance actually works against them? Not every ISP keep their logs. Not everyone visit every site without a using a proxy. Only one country answer to US law.Funny how a company can talk so much about being in the forefront of the sport and how they do business, and at the same time refuses to deal with todays technology. If the UFC want to go global they need to wake up and start earning money from the real masses – after all, the US = 313 million people out of 7 billion world wide. All they have to do is to deliver a service and not be a douche about it. Service is the key word. Be nice and good shit happens. Just ask JDS ;-)

  • Calebmouth

    Canada and the US are the only two countries that pay for UFC’s as I’ve understood it, so it’s illegal for me to watch a stream from europe that is free for them? Oh well, I don’t feel guilty at all, and the argument that I am stealing directly from fighters is bull sh it too. 

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