Dana White came face to face with an illegal streamer for the first time at UFC Vegas 22, but the culprit wasn’t hiding in his mother’s basement.
The streamer was none other than UFC star Khabib Nurmagomedov, who recorded Derek Brunson vs. Kevin Holland live on Instagram while sat next to White at the UFC APEX facility in Las Vegas.
This is next level genius by Dana White. He’s letting Khabib stream the entire #UFCVegas22 main event. Now Dana will threaten to sue Khabib for everything he is worth unless he fights rematches McGregor. 3D chess move. pic.twitter.com/R5M5CAKAqm— Handsome Belichick (@guru_scout) March 21, 2021
Nurmagomedov also recorded Holland, who lost the fight via unanimous decision, as he asked Khabib for advice on wrestling in between rounds.
White is looking to crack down on illegal streams but the 51-year-old seemed completely oblivious to the fact that Nurmagomedov recorded the entire UFC on ESPN 21 main event to millions of his Instagram followers.
Word on the street is, Khabib has fled to Dagestan to pursue his career as a full-time streamer. The former UFC lightweight champion is undefeated after 29 professional fights and retired following his submission victory over Justin Gaethje at UFC 254.