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The Great MMA Streaming Debacle: Is Anti-Piracy Counterproductive?

RIP r/MMAStreams! Despite the UFCs best effort to shut down the Reddit based streaming community it hasn’t yet managed to signal a death-knell to the ever-growing illegal MMA streaming industry. As the UFC spend their resources on taking down places like r/MMAStreams, a multitude of other shady streaming sites have just sprouted up in the absence. There’s still high demand for free alternatives and so the market delivers them. But in the modern era where the average consumer has access to high-speed broadband and possess the necessary IT skills to easily find an illegal stream, you must ask whether it’s … Continue reading The Great MMA Streaming Debacle: Is Anti-Piracy Counterproductive?

Rankings: Does UFC + ESPN = Actual Sport?

Its been an eventful decade for the king of the modern MMA landscape; the Ultimate Fighting Championship. In 2011 the UFC decided to split from their longtime home, Spike TV; now known as the paramount network, and they choose to sign a lucrative seven year contract with Fox.  The Fox deal was big news as the premier MMA organization was about to be put on a primetime stage with a major network. Then in 2013 the sport was taken by storm when a wise cracking irishman broke into the UFC with a TKO win on the undercard of Mousasi vs … Continue reading Rankings: Does UFC + ESPN = Actual Sport?