The UFC is officially set to begin its war against piracy, as the organization is set to take on an east coast bar.
According to USAtoday.com, the UFC is gunning down a bar in Alston, Mass. that goes by the name of The Draft. The owner, Derek Brady, is also one of the organization’s targets, as Dana White looks to make true on his word that the UFC would end piracy of their pay-per-views.
The lawsuit is stemming from eyewitness verification that the bar used an online feed from a laptop and hooked it up to a television. The alleged stolen broadcast was a feed in late Oct. for UFC 104: “Machida vs. Shogun”. Brady denies having any involvement in illegally broadcasting the event to the bar’s customers. However, at this point, the bar owner will be hard-pressed to find a route to innocence with the evidence stacked against him.
The lawsuit is just the Ultimate Fighting Championship’s first step in bringing justice to those illegally viewing future events. The UFC may be looking to simply make an example of “The Draft” and Brady, but White and co. appear certain to end this problem, and mercy does not seem to be an option.
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