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**UFC/MMA Thread**

looks like Dana was able to find a fighter that will face Cormier in 9 days notice: undefeated fighter, Patrick Cummings

Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
looks like Dana was able to find a fighter that will face Cormier in 9 days notice: undefeated fighter, Patrick Cummings


thank god......

i was hoping for anyone but chael. nothing against chael, but based on his fight against rashad........
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"I heard about this kid Patrick Cummins before," UFC president Dana White told MMAFighting.com. "The thing that's interesting about this kid is that he was the training partner of Daniel Cormier and claims that he made Cormier cry when they would train together. Not only did he say that, he said he broke him every time, and he said he would break him again next Saturday."
[ Edited by KRS-1 on Feb 13, 2014 at 5:34 PM ]
for all the firstrowsports'ers and vipbox'ers.......

UFC has successfully sued at least one person for watching streams

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/2/11/5402548/ufc-won-steaming-lawsuit-individual

the UFC lawyers appear to have decided to take a slightly different route, instead suing under Title 47 of the United States Code, §§ 553 and 605.

Section 553 prohibits persons from intercepting or receiving "any communications service offered over a cable system, unless specifically authorized to do so..." Section 605 proscribes the unauthorized interception and publication of any "radio communication."
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What this essentially means is instead of suing for copyright infringement, they sued the streamer for intercepting or receiving their Pay-Per-View signal without having the authorization to do so.
...
He was ordered to pay $2,000 in statutory damages ($1,000 per event streamed, the minimum damages allowed by law), $4,000 in enhanced damages and $5,948.70 in attorney's fees and costs. All in all streaming two Pay-Per-View events cost him $11,948.70.



just say'n
This is what one commenter said:

The UFC "won" but it was a default judgment.The only reason they won is because the defendant failed to respond to the complaint. The UFC didnt win on the merits of its complaint.
It wouldve been much more difficult for the UFC to win if the guy just retained a lawyer and responded to the suit.
Originally posted by KRS-1:
"I heard about this kid Patrick Cummins before," UFC president Dana White told MMAFighting.com. "The thing that's interesting about this kid is that he was the training partner of Daniel Cormier and claims that he made Cormier cry when they would train together. Not only did he say that, he said he broke him every time, and he said he would break him again next Saturday."

Dana sure knows how to promote a fight


Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
for all the firstrowsports'ers and vipbox'ers.......

UFC has successfully sued at least one person for watching streams

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/2/11/5402548/ufc-won-steaming-lawsuit-individual

the UFC lawyers appear to have decided to take a slightly different route, instead suing under Title 47 of the United States Code, §§ 553 and 605.

Section 553 prohibits persons from intercepting or receiving "any communications service offered over a cable system, unless specifically authorized to do so..." Section 605 proscribes the unauthorized interception and publication of any "radio communication."
...
What this essentially means is instead of suing for copyright infringement, they sued the streamer for intercepting or receiving their Pay-Per-View signal without having the authorization to do so.
...
He was ordered to pay $2,000 in statutory damages ($1,000 per event streamed, the minimum damages allowed by law), $4,000 in enhanced damages and $5,948.70 in attorney's fees and costs. All in all streaming two Pay-Per-View events cost him $11,948.70.



just say'n

saw that. i am now too nervous to watch on firstrow lol
Wanderlei vs. Chael has been moved a UFC Fight Night main event. so glad. didn't wanna have to pay for that.
cummins is like 4-0, but the record of the guys he fought is 9-19. dana trying real hard to sell this.
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Originally posted by 49erfeeeever808:
for all the firstrowsports'ers and vipbox'ers.......

UFC has successfully sued at least one person for watching streams

http://www.bloodyelbow.com/2014/2/11/5402548/ufc-won-steaming-lawsuit-individual

the UFC lawyers appear to have decided to take a slightly different route, instead suing under Title 47 of the United States Code, §§ 553 and 605.

Section 553 prohibits persons from intercepting or receiving "any communications service offered over a cable system, unless specifically authorized to do so..." Section 605 proscribes the unauthorized interception and publication of any "radio communication."
...
What this essentially means is instead of suing for copyright infringement, they sued the streamer for intercepting or receiving their Pay-Per-View signal without having the authorization to do so.
...
He was ordered to pay $2,000 in statutory damages ($1,000 per event streamed, the minimum damages allowed by law), $4,000 in enhanced damages and $5,948.70 in attorney's fees and costs. All in all streaming two Pay-Per-View events cost him $11,948.70.



just say'n

This is a bad PR move waiting to happen. Especially considering Dana used to request illegal streams to watch Pride on MMA Underground once upon a time, not to mention that Justin Bieber once asked fans on twitter to send him stream links : https://twitter.com/danawhite/statuses/353777686365220864

Instead of focusing their resources on bringing down the numerous sites that host stream links and the numerous streamers who host streams, they go after some guy who streamed it...some guy who maybe cannot afford to buy the PPV if he wants to put food on his table, and pay his bills and rent on time. I'm not advocating that people should stream it, and streaming is very much illegal but the amount of money some random guy has perhaps taken out of the UFC and the fighters pockets is not even in the same ballpark as what the host streamer or the host sites for stream links have taken by providing what they provide.

Why not try to team up with the WWE and maybe even try to rope in MLB, the NFL, the NHL and the NBA. At that rate perhaps they could even use the networks (FOX, CBS, NBC, ABC/ESPN) who air these sports to further assist in the efforts to combat the streaming. Instead of trying to lobby their efforts together and pick a fight with someone who is bigger and doing more damage to their wallets, Dana and Lorenzo decide to fight an average joe for what to them and to ZUFFA is a measly 11k. Dana probably celebrated suing the dude by going to another LV casino and played with 50-100 times that in real coin.

I fail to see how this accomplishes anything positive for Zuffa. Can anyone see a positive coming out of this ?
Machida lookin ripped at 185. still think Mousasi beats him

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[ Edited by crabman82 on Feb 14, 2014 at 7:15 PM ]
Is tonight's event live at 1030et/730pt?

It can't be right as it's currently 4pm in Brazil.
Originally posted by LaMichaelJeff:
Machida lookin ripped at 185. still think Mousasi beats him



Mousasi's only 28. And he's been fighting professionally since 2003 (17 years of age)! This might be fight of the year material?

I know one thing for sure, I think, there will be very few take down attempts.
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Originally posted by fortyninerglory:
Is tonight's event live at 1030et/730pt?

It can't be right as it's currently 4pm in Brazil.

Well, its 5:15 PM Hawaii time.