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Tuesday, 03/13/2012, 10:37 am

ZUFFA LLC TAKES DOWN ILLEGAL STREAM WEBSITE AND SEIZES USER RECORDS


As part of the on-going initiative against online piracy, Zuffa LLC, the parent company of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® organization, was successful in taking down and seizing the records of www.greenfeedz.com, a website which illegally streamed a dozen UFC Pay-Per-View events.

The records detail the email addresses, user names, number of events users illegally streamed and the IP addresses of all users who registered to watch pirated UFC events. The website had illegally streamed all UFC PPVs from UFC 130 to UFC 142, and the user records date back to May 28, 2011.

Zuffa will be pursuing these claims through its counsel.

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52 Comments to ZUFFA LLC TAKES DOWN ILLEGAL STREAM WEBSITE AND SEIZES USER RECORDS

  1. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    Can you really charge the people who watched? I think the owner of the website is more liable.

    • isaiah D says:

      Let this be a lesson to all, dont register on the damn site. Dont use your email address or your name. They arnt taking ppl to court over Ip addresses thats for sure!

  2. jersey says:

    Thats all they got. I know 2 more that work great. Theyll never get em all

    • nosucharab says:

      what are the other two websites? I want to watch the next fight on fuel but i dont have the channel.

    • zoeldog27 says:

      your a disgrace anyone who illegally downloads PPV events or events after theve been on should be banned from watching UFC for life you call yourself a fan but you rip off the sport you allegadly like?????

  3. tank says:

    Zuffa you fucking assholes. Start paying your fighters. Lorenzo bought a pair of Ali gloves for over a million but yet won’t pay his fighters. Share the wealth. They don’t let there fighters get sponsered by certain inc. But they get profits from bud light. So what if a fighter wants to get sponsered by coors light.

    • Ryan says:

      @tank the ufc wont let certain companies sponosr because they sold those rights to another company already. the sponsorships go to the highest paying corporation so they make the most money possible. if they let everyone sponsor there would be no competition therefore no money. learn before you speak

    • supersaiyanMMA says:

      You’re an idiot. You realize that if people weren’t pirating their shit so much they’d be able to pay fighters more?

      Plus, you don’t see what fighters get paid behind closed doors. UFC has written numerous million dollar cheques to a fighter as a bonus. Nick Diaz made more in his one fight with Condit than in his ENTIRE mma career.

      ENTRY LEVEL to ufc is 6 and 6 if you win. That’s when you’re shitty and nobody knows about you and you’re fighting on the undercard. That’s not only better than A LOT of other sports, it’s better than all the other organizations of MMA.

      They also pay their fighters more and more as the company grows. Pay scales are rising so rapid ppl take em for granted.

      The UFC is generous. The problem is you forget they are a BUSINESS. Their goal is to make as much money as possible. Stop thinking because they don’t near bankrupt themselves giving out too much they are an evil company.

      And ryan already schooled you on sponsorships. Learn b4 you speak.

      • Jason N says:

        Still should be able to have your own sponsors. As long as it is tasteful. no Vagasill adds.

      • Twatty Mc.Twatface says:

        however some people cant actually get ufc live events. they still want to watch it as they love the sport
        UFC need to make it better available for people outside of the US

  4. Bloodhound says:

    I don’t mind this – people always complaining about how much fighters are paid, Boxing is dead for a reason, there’s a reason the ridiculous pay and bankrupt sport go together, and then there’s the kick boxer that gets paid 200 dollars to win even though he’s considered one of the best.

    Maybe they COULD pay them more, but I think their pay scheme works, if Diaz says he got paid enough to retire, then he got paid a lot of cash (money has always been a problem with him), so guess what – Zuffa pays plenty, ever consider greedy fighters? Remember that health care plan? Remember all the help they’ve done for Leben? They do plenty.

    • Yeas says:

      You make an excellent point. I do, however, believe that the UFC under-compensates their fighters. It does not need to be at the boxing level but it should still be above what they are paid now.

      They want illegal streaming to stop, stop charging so much for the PPV. Why is a single card $60? I’d say its safe to say that if they dropped it back down to $30 that they’d make more money in the long run especially now that they are doing more than a single fight a month. If it was a reasonable cost, I might watch at home. As it is now, I rather go pay 20-30$ at a bar and watch it there than at home.

      • Jason N says:

        I agree 50 is to much, 30 would be better. More people would buy it. Or have a package for the year for like 400 dollars. They are starting to turn me off to the sport.

        • Dick Niaz says:

          agreed. I used to buy all the PPVs. as I’ve watched the prices climb I buy less and less. (and as the frequency of events and addition of more weightclasses and more reality show fighters has watered down the excitement and quality -my opinion, I still love MMA and the UFC)

          The timing is right to switch it over to Fox/Fuel/Fx

          they are losing fans and numbers are declining on the PPVs while their increase in volume is conducive to generating revenue via advertising a sponsorship money. Other sports don’t need to charge fans $50+ to watch ON TV…..

      • Timothy says:

        The money they release that you see is their base salary before theyget ppv bonuses. After they figure their ppv. profits they give each fighter a precentage of the ppv profits. So when you see a fighters pay released its their base salary plus fight bonuses but you don’t see their PPV. bonuses. So they make a lot more money then you think.

  5. Dustin says:

    What kind of idiot would register for a piracy site?!

  6. good JOB says:

    my name

  7. rcs says:

    Thou shalt not steal.

  8. Jason N says:

    If zuffa goes after the people who watched the streams, I hope they go out of bussiness, and I will never watch another ZUFFA show.

  9. Thomas Gard says:

    yes you can be legally charged for watching, they will take it up with your provider and they will send you a notice informing you of the action they will take against you… ranging from a 24 hour suspension of internet services all the way to a $250,000 fine, a felony and jail time

    • Jason N says:

      guess I won’t be watching UFC ever again.

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      Hmm I guess I’ll stop watching illegal streams… It’s tough though. If I want to watch a fight from 8 years ago I can’t unless I illegally stream it. I don’t think they should attack those who watch because the people who watch the illegal streams are the same people who pay the PPV cost on other cards.

  10. Mick says:

    The Ali gloves were for a charity and zuffa pays their fighters plenty good it’s not boxing where the two main eventers get the entire card purse they all get paid good so shut up about payment worry about your own damn job you sap

  11. Xaninho says:

    I don’t watch streams I just download the full event the next day. I’m forced to do so, cause UFC isn’t broadcasted in Holland.

    • Timothy says:

      You can watch UFC fights on yahoo.com ufctv and many other sights so there would be no excuses to pirate it. Their are plenty of websites you can find it on that you can pay and watch it. I watched one on yahoo one time it streamed great and I had no problems with it.

  12. Thomas Gard says:

    It’s true if your not in the upper middle class, more then likely you can afford to spend $50 on a 2 hour ppv.. but you’d be going hungry before your next pay check… which is why i go to Sports bars when theirs a ppv on… Which really says something for the 18-21 viewers…where are they supposed to watch it

    • Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

      That’s exactly what I do. I go to a bar but sometimes the bars around me don’t show the fights. Then I watch it illegally the next day.

  13. jon says:

    Somebody watched the espn version of the interview with lorenzo….in actuality in the ufc you make no less than 5grand in the ufc so to me even if you get knocked out 5 grand sounds good…espcially since if you get injured in the octagon there obligated to pay the medical bills….god people do research before bashing….just like espn only pays the boxers on the under card maybe 700$

  14. Baby J - Hendo - Sonnen - Smooth says:

    This has been going on for years and recently escalated. With all the lost revenue from illegal streams maybe they could pay their fighters more. like people stated before, 60$ is not reasonable. Considering that is equal or more than what most people pay per month for their entire cable or satellite subscription. I for one cancelled my cable recently and searched the web so I could watch the fights at all.

  15. Chartmonster says:

    Fuque Zuffa! $50-$55 a ppv, don’t blame them pirates.

  16. Hollywood Coe says:

    Fuck you Dana White! You chubby bitch..

  17. Nick says:

    Why would you register for an illegal stream site? C’mon son. Strait up retarded. Just watch the ones that don’t have you sign up.

  18. Ninja Oreo Dollop says:

    You know I didn’t know they had a UFC TV subscription on their website. A 6 month subscription is $44.98 and you get access to the UFC Fight Library. I wonder how far back the library goes.

  19. Jason N says:

    I don’t think they are losing money by the streaming. The people that are watching these are the ones that wer’nt going to pay for the PPV anyways. Theseare least keeping up with the sport, and giving them ratings for the televised events. I think they would be taking a big step backward by going after the people watching these streams. Go after the BIG fish not the little ones.

  20. faque says:

    Fuck zuffa, watch illegally. Most mma fights aren’t worth paying the the same price as a boxing fight.

  21. John C says:

    Dear Dana White-

    You finally did it! The new season of TUF is the future……

    TAKE AWAY WIN BONUSES!!!!

    Instead, use this new FINISH bonus system…..

    If i fighter is winning a fight and knows he is going to secure double payday by playing it safe and holding on to the win…EVERYONE LOSES!
    If a fighter knows he is only gonna make that HUGE PAYDAY by finishing, well now we have some action and EVERYONE WINS!

    To me it is so simple.

    1. Fighters careers in UFC should never be determined by win/loss records, but rather by entertainment value…..
    Stephan Bonner will never be a champion (I think we can all agree) but I will always prefer to watch his fights over others because I know he is going balls out! He doesnt care about securing a win but rather is heavily concerned on “putting on a show ” for the fans…THIS IS THE RIGHT ATTITUDE!

    Since fighting has evolved, and everyone for the most part si so well rounded, and since there is alot mroe money in the sport, fighters have developed this attitude of ” Win first, entertainment 2nd”

    this is garbage and can be easily changed.

    Another thing to consider is “Yellow Card”

    You are gaining alot of new fans with all the new publicity, but i know you are losing alot of fans with alot of these boring fights….

  22. watchafightbeforecommenting says:

    People need tp stop bitching for the fighters when they say they make enough. GSP said he made a million on his last fight with the purse and sponsorships. Sounds like plenty to me!

    • Jesse says:

      Yeah but GSP is a big name. The champ. A payday for GSP and a payday for Jonathan Brookins is way different. Check out the purses. The lower you are on the card, the less money you’ll see.

  23. lol says:

    They can’t charge millions of people for streaming u idiot

  24. true mma says:

    @ Ryan go fuck yourself. Let the fighters get paid. You act like your the owner you stupid bitch.

  25. 1badassbulldog says:

    UFC again proven to be bullies. Not everyone can afford 45 bucks to watch. With how often they have an event most are not worth the 45 dollars. If they go after the fans for still paid but just not to the UFC, I will boycott every event.

  26. Me says:

    Oh look another one just poped up!!! LMAO!!!

  27. vash says:

    Zuffa makes way too much money to be going after the people that stream it for free. Does anyone really think that people pirating UFC really effects Zuffa’s profits? Also, wasnt dana just quoted saying he hopes ufc is one day free to watch for everyone and that’s their goal? But about ppv pricing, I know its a little pricey, but how many people actually watch ufc by themselves on a Saturday night? Why not just have all your friends split the price? Just my thoughts

  28. UFC VIDEOS says:

    Why would you register for something like that?

  29. JH81 says:

    Just get some friends together and split the cost of the card. You deserve to be caught for streaming illegally if you’re stupid enough to sign up for a streaming website.

  30. jbeamazing says:

    look who pays for all of them ive paid for a lot the weaker cards are not worth the money but are the same price and most people that watch on the internet were never gonna pay for the card anyway so its free advertising

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