UFC president Dana White is coming after illegal streamers. Without giving specifics, the outspoken executive promised a "surprise" for those who plan on streaming UFC fights through unlawfully distributed broadcasts.
- The threat came after a random fan told White via Instagram that he will be pirating the upcoming UFC 257 fight card. It is likely an expression of dissatisfaction towards the recent hike in PPV prices, going from $59.99 to $64.99 per event.
- Since 2012, the UFC has been cracking down on the piracy of its events. In May 2014, the company filed a $32M lawsuit against a 27-year-old New York resident for uploading 141 different events on file-sharing sites.
- The UFC did achieve success in its crusade against online piracy in February 2014. Zuffa LLC, the owners at the time, received $12,000 in damages in return.