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“Send me illegal streams”, “Bull****” – UFC stars left irate as they are unable to stream UFC 257 main card

Marina Rodriguez beat Amanda Ribas at UFC 257
Marina Rodriguez got the better of Amanda Ribas at UFC 257 (UFC)

The UFC 257 main card was stacked but it seemed that many stars were unable to stream the fights

The first UFC PPV of the year did have a few problems. Just a day before the fight Ottman Azaitar was struck off and fired from the promotion for breaking the bubble rules.

Amanda Ribas lost to Marina Rodriguez
(L-R) Opponents Marina Rodriguez of Brazil and Amanda Ribas of Brazil face off during the UFC 257 weigh-in at Etihad Arena on UFC Fight Island on January 22, 2021 in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. (Photo by Jeff Bottari/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images)

The undefeated star brought in someone else from outside the bubble, cut his wrist band and even got a bag dropped off.

Dana White moved quickly to fire the star from the promotion, but there were some problems the next day too.

It didn’t happen inside the Octagon but rather outside it. The prelim and early prelim cards went off without a hitch but the PPV did have a few problems.

Stars unhappy with UFC

UFC 257 is a PPV and most have to pay to watch the show. Of course, there are TV channels broadcasting the event but streaming UFC fights is one great way to ensure you get to see and pay only for the fights and cards you want to.

However, there seemed to be a bit of a problem in the stream of UFC 257. It just wasn’t starting and many stars blasted the UFC for all of this.

The steam is shown on a lot of different websites but the UFC has one and so does ESPN.

Ian Heinisch was visibly upset with all this and spoke about starting illegal steams.

It is unlikely he would do that but this was a shot at Dana White as he claimed he would take down illegal streamers.

Lauren Murphy highlighted that the stream just wasn’t working on any device:

Max Griffin also tagged Dana White as he wasn’t able to stream UFC 257.

Julian Marquez also posted a photo of the error message he was getting trying to stream the fights:

Marion Reneau was more vocal with her anger and took a shot at ESPN too:

Derek Brunson, however, believed that ESPN didn’t think they could get these many hits on their site:

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Written by Saiyed Adeem Karim

Ditching a corporate job to follow a dream isn't easy, but when football comes calling, who can say no? Been following the beautiful game since 1998. Liverpool addict, F1 fanatic!

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