Article: Anonymous vs. Zuffa: #OpUFC
Anonymous vs. Zuffa: #OpUFC
Online activist/hacker constituency Anonymous is going all-in on targeting the UFC and its parent company, Zuffa, over their support for the Stop Online Piracy Act.
The act, which recently inspired hundreds of websites, including Bullshido, Reddit, Wikipedia, and others, to "go dark" on January 18th, goes well beyond stopping piracy and according to several experts, enables massive censorship and "chilling effects" on public discourse.
A spokesman for Anonymous told Bullshido, "the UFC owes almost all of its success to the Internet. It was the Internet that allowed fans of the sport to follow it after MMA was banned from pay per view, and it was those fans on websites like Bullshido, the UG, Sherdog, and others, who supported the sport in its infancy and helped it get mainstream credibility. By supporting SOPA, Dana White is basically telling those UFC fans, 'thanks for helping us hit the big time, now **** off'."
White, who is active on Twitter, has been going tit-for-tat with Anon-related accounts for several days now. How this will all play out remains to be seen, but the "group" has already taken down the UFC's website once over this, and has upped the ante by releasing White's social security number and court records; "doxxing" as they describe it.
Total Comments 40
1/27/2012 12:02pm, #2
Hahaha, Anon knows Bullshido. Good or Bad?
Also, http://www.mmafighting.com/video/dan...ght-interview/ Start at 6:30
Dana White: "I ain't scared of the Internet!" lololol
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1/27/2012 12:03pm, #3
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How many times has Dana said **** in response to this?
1/27/2012 12:07pm, #4
At least 5, in the last several hours.
Originally Posted by Dana White
1/27/2012 2:34pm, #5
If this is how Dana White receives his comeuppance I will be very pleased
1/27/2012 6:04pm, #6
Been following this since yesterday, as soon as I saw the interview with White I thought "woooo bad move".
Seriously though Dana ... SOPA ... PIPA ... really!? Does he ACTUALLY read and understand these bills? It's not too late Dana, the information is still out there.
1/27/2012 8:01pm, #7
Dana's feeling a bit butthurt:
But like a fighter recovering from an unexpected leg-sweep, Dana White launched an even fiercer counter-attack today. He compared last night's hacks to 9/11, and promised to "kick the asses" of all the "internet nerds" bothering him.
"You go out there and start acting like a terrorist, you're going to get Osama bin Laden-ed," he said.
PS: Gawker thinks UFC fights take place in "the hexagon."
1/27/2012 8:03pm, #8
1/27/2012 10:29pm, #9
This could turn out really bad for Dana! Does he not realize that there are a **** load of dudes that 1. don't have anything better to do than **** around on the internet, and 2. resent being pushed around their lives by someone who looks and acts just like Dana White?
He is playing with their world now, and they will win!
1/28/2012 4:53am, #10
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