It seems the first pay-per-view event of the year is going through some technical issues. Shortly after the start of UFC 257’s main card, many fans and veteran MMA fighters took to Twitter to complain about not being able to access the ESPN app in order to watch the card. The problems led a portion of them to complain and joke on Twitter about the whole ordeal.
Is anyone else not being able to log in to ESPN despite already buying the #ufc257 card which was freaking $70— Megan Anderson (@MeganA_mma) January 24, 2021
Trying to buy the UFC and it doesn't work...— Olivier Aubin (@oliaubin) January 24, 2021
You're giving me no choice Dana.
Oh fuck guys ! I was the guy he was creeping on ! Motherfucking RUUUUUUNNN!! pic.twitter.com/QM07cpbMKj— Olivier Aubin (@oliaubin) January 24, 2021
ESPN+ suddenly telling me my country is not supported. Sweet.— Lauren Murphy (@LaurenMurphyMMA) January 24, 2021
Does it stop working for everyone else when you try to purchase the PPV?
It won’t even load on the tv and my phone keeps coming up with an error. Paid for it though ♀️— Jessy Jess (@missjessyjess) January 24, 2021
I’m bout to stream this bih in a second @danawhite you know where I stay— Kevin MTP Lee (@MoTownPhenom) January 24, 2021
I think your new tech that suppose to surprise and stop the streamers... stopped everyone who paid 69.99 for PPV..... #UFC257— Julian marquez (@JMarquezMMA) January 24, 2021
ESPN App crashing just in time for #UFC257 is not ideal— Sean O'Connell (@realOCsports) January 24, 2021
To the streamers out there, “Don’t Be Scared Homie” #UFC257— RAUFEON (@RaufeonStots) January 24, 2021
Some bullshit! Can’t even order the fight after almost 30 minutes after starting! @ufc— Raquel Pennington (@RockyPMMA) January 24, 2021
Damn ESPN must not have been expecting this traffic ! #UFC257— Derek Brunson (@DerekBrunson) January 24, 2021
Paid for the PPV. money taken out of my account tried to start it and it says “there was an error playing this video”— BRYAN BARBERENA (@bryan_barberena) January 24, 2021
I’d stream it for you guys but I don’t want @danawhite to be on my ass— Funky (@Benaskren) January 24, 2021
Okay I am done send me a illegal streams!— Ian Heinisch (@ianheinischmma) January 24, 2021
So fights are working for illegal streams but not paying customers. Makes sense— Chris Camozzi (@ChrisCamozzi) January 24, 2021