View Full Version : Dana White approved of people 'posing as fans' and 'leaking' videos

06-23-2010, 10:14 PM
In 2006, Dana White approved of people 'posing as fans' and 'leaking' videos to message boards

Written by Zeus
Wednesday, 23 June 2010 17:22

Just received this from an employee of a large independent research firm. The following is evidence from the trial of the Viacom vs. Youtube lawsuit that just wrapped up a few hours ago. This is not a hoax, all of this has been verified. It appears that Dana White approved of creating 'hijacked' video in order for people to 'pose as fans' and 'hammer' message boards with 'leaked video'. Don't take my word, check it out for yourself. Contact info has been blurred to protect those involved.
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The mentioned episode is from TUF Season 4 entitled 'Blood Bath'. Props to Gregor for the find.

$ LegenD $
06-24-2010, 09:16 AM
very creative to get his product out there

06-24-2010, 09:23 AM
Dana White is a douchebag but he isn't stupid. He knows how big the internet can be when it comes to promoting your stuff.

06-24-2010, 09:35 AM
He's desperate! Dana is basically begging for attention.

Virgil Caine
06-24-2010, 10:57 AM
Not sure about the details, but it seems like there could be legal implications. The reason, simultaneously accusing sites such as Youtube effectively of plagiarism while effectively plagiarizing yourself using sites like Youtube. Again, I don't know the details in terms of law, but there would seem to potentially be some sort of liability here on the part of Zuffa.

06-25-2010, 05:03 AM
This is a classless act by the UFC. They harp on about people stealing their materials and revenue losses through piracy yet they are blatantly doing the same thing. Paying people to "pose as fans" and advertising their materials on a site/forum for FREE is depriving the forum/site owners of the much needed "advertising money".

This is a despicable act that SHOULD NOT BE TOLERATED.

Many forums have these rules/regulations for joining:

Posting Rules: Unacceptable Conduct

1) Advertising: Posting or private messaging to sell, buy, or trade products or services, links to auctions, affiliate links, links to promote personal or commercial websites, blogs, other forums and so forth is not allowed anywhere without explicit permission.
2) Orchestrating forum raids.
3) Thread Hijacking: taking a thread off-topic to pursue one's own agenda.

06-25-2010, 06:59 PM
:nonono: ever stop an think hmm maybe this can be a hoax? ....but then again if its not ima make a call to the ufc i've been promoting them on here as the best for awhile now i deserve a cut :grumble:

06-26-2010, 01:53 AM
Right on, write on about whatever you feel best.

06-26-2010, 01:54 AM
:nonono: ever stop an think hmm maybe this can be a hoax? ....but then again if its not ima make a call to the ufc i've been promoting them on here as the best for awhile now i deserve a cut :grumble:

Yeah you do that.

06-26-2010, 02:10 AM
It's been going on at sites such as the UG and Sherdog ever since Pride was in business and considered to be the best MMA promotion on the planet.

Their posting style is easily detectable...

- Bash Fedor, King Mo, Mousasi and other top fighters from rival orgs
- Criticize people & subjects that Dana White has verbally attacked in the media (Mayweather, the sport of boxing, fighters who compete overseas, etc.)
- Never give too much praise to Zuffa fighters who have 'betrayed' the company or pissed off Dana White in some manner in the past, i.e. Penn, Couture, Fitch, Koscheck, Velasquez, etc.
- Agree wholeheartedly with Dana White's opinions such as fighter salaries being fair, the brand is more important than the combatants, don't leave it in the hands of the judges (instead of implementing a solution to incompetent judging, blame the fighter who busted his ass to win the fight)
- Describe every Zuffa event as one that no fan can afford to miss, even when the cards are lackluster
- Use childish rhetoric and resort to cursing like a madman (or madwoman) in the midst of a debate