UFC Sues Nebraska Bar Owner for Allegedly Showing UFC 128 Illegally

via mma-arena.com

The UFC is apparently getting very serious about bars that show their cards without going through the proper channels. A bar in tiny Alda, Nebraska is the target of a lawsuit for allegedly showing the UFC 128 card illegally. The Lincoln Journal Star has the details:

In a lawsuit filed this week, an attorney for the UFC claims The Edge Bar and Grill in Alda showed a live broadcast of the March 19 event, which featured a fight between Jon Jones and Mauricio Rua.

"It is logical to conclude that (the bar) either used an illegal satellite receiver, misrepresented their business establishment as a residence or removed an authorized receiver from one location to a different business location in order to intercept Plaintiff's broadcast," the complaint filed in U.S. District Court in Lincoln says.

 So how much is the UFC suing for, you ask?

The promoter is seeking as much as $260,000, plus attorney's fees.

This appears to be the next step in Zuffa's attempt to stop piracy after suing online content streamers Justin.TV and Ustream earlier this year.

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