Earlier this year the UFC took PPV pirate Steven Messina to court to answer for charges stemming from recording UFC PPV events and uploading them to websites like Pirate Bay where the events could be viewed and downloaded for free.
Messina finally gave in yesterday and admitted to the crime after initially insisting he was innocent.
His words via a UFC Press Release obtained by MMAMania:
“I apologize to the UFC for any damages incurred as a result of my actions in illegally distributing copyrighted UFC broadcasts. As a result of my confession for piracy of UFC’s protected content, I fully accept the terms of the settlement with the UFC. I now realize the harm caused by my actions. It is my hope that I can use this difficult period as a learning experience as I move on with my life. I would also like to tell anyone pirating UFC broadcasts, either through illegal downloading or non-authorized streaming, that it is illegal and not worth the risk.”
Messina has also agreed to hand over his computer and aid the UFC in preventing the illegal broadcasting of events from occurring in the future.