DANA WHITE has dared illegal streamers to 'see what happens' if they attempt to broadcast UFC 257.
Conor McGregor returns to the octagon for a hugely-anticipated rematch with Dustin Poirier on Saturday night.
Box Office broadcasters are expecting huge numbers of fans to pay up and tune in with UFC chief White wanting to crack down on those hoping for a free look.
Speaking at the pre-fight press conference, the American claimed he 'cannot wait' for streamers to try their luck – and he remarked that he has already caught one.
White said: “I’m glad you asked me about that because we got one!
“We got him. We’re watching this guy right now. All you have to do is turn it on on Saturday and we got you, f****r.
“I can’t wait. Turn it on on Saturday, streamers! And see what happens.”
A number of sports are attempting to quash illegal streams of major events, particularly in a pandemic when fan ticket revenue has been slashed.
And White has insisted that UFC is 'proactive' in ensuring fans have to pay to watch their product.
He told The Mac Life last week: “We’ve been one of the leagues that has been so proactive on piracy.
“I love how cool and tough these guys act on social media because – let me tell you what, we’ve caught a lot of people.
“Let me tell you what they do: They cry. They cry, and they beg not to be prosecuted and all this other stuff.
“We just overcame a huge hurdle in the piracy world, and we’re going to catch some of these guys in 2021, and I look forward to the crying and the begging. We’ll see how tough they are when they get caught.”
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