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