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Dana White warns illegal McGregor vs Poirier streamers ‘we’ve got you f******’

Dana White has issued another warning to fans planning on illegally streaming Conor McGregor ’s clash with Dustin Poirier at UFC 257 this weekend.

McGregor and Poirier are set to lock horns for a second time out in Abu Dhabi, six-and-a-half years on from their first meeting.

Given the Irishman is one of the biggest stars in combat sports, US fans will have to fork out $69.99 to watch their contest unfold on ESPN, while UK viewers will have to pay £19.95 on BT Sport Box Office.

As a result, several fans are expected to go on the hunt for illegal streams showing the action free of charge on Saturday night.

During the final UFC 257 press conference on Thursday afternoon, White revealed they are already keeping close tabs on one potential streamer ahead of Saturday’s eagerly-anticipated event on Fight Island.

When asked about the piracy issue, the UFC President told reporters: “We got one. We got ‘em.

“We’re watching this guy right now, all you’ve got to do is turn it on on Saturday and we’ve got you f*****!

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“I can’t wait. Turn it on on Saturday streamers and we’ll see what happens.”

Saturday’s main card is due to begin at 7am out in Abu Dhabi, which equates to 3am over in the UK.

White has previously warned streamers they will face consequences for their actions, insisting he can’t wait for them to “cry and beg” not to be prosecuted after the fight.

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“We've been one of the leagues that has been so proactive on piracy,” the UFC President said in a recent interview on the Mac Life.

“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.

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“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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