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Dana White double dares hackers to ‘do it again’

When hackers took down last week in retaliation for the UFC’s support of SOPA, Dana White didn’t exactly help smooth things over with his response to the attack. White has had a long history of talking tough about piracy, eagerly awaiting the day the government starts ‘literally going to people’s homes and taking them to jail’ if they don’t stop all the downloading.

This time he responded to the hack on twitter by constructing well thought out ideas that encapsulated all sides of a complicated issue in 140 characters. Ha, just kidding. He said he ‘didn’t give a sh*t’, he ‘wasn’t in the internet business’ and told people who were concerned about their credit card info being stolen ‘them don’t buy it on line.’ Someone get this guy a customer relations award!

The UFC followed this up with a slightly more formal press release:

“On Sunday, January 22nd, the website was redirected by a criminal hacker to another website,” a statement provided to MMA Fighting read. “The UFC website was quickly restored to the control of the UFC, and there is no evidence suggesting that any confidential information belonging to the company or its customers was compromised by the re-direction of the website. UFC representatives are continuing to investigate the matter and are working with law enforcement agents to prosecute those involved.”

If the hackers didn’t get at customer info or inject a virus into visiting computers via a flash or java vulnerability, then in a way Dana White is right: who does give a sh*t? All this DDOSing of websites that’s been going on is tantamount to sticking gum in the lock of a door and proclaiming you brought the businesses inside down. Nope. You made a public website not load for several hours. Whoop dee doo. Defacing a webpage is cool I guess, but it’s not the same as cracking it open and scooping out all the code and confidential information inside.

That possibility is why it’s probably not a great idea to encourage the hacker community to come at you, bro. At today’s UFC on FOX 2 press conference, White challenged hackers to attack again, saying it would “make them look like terrorists. Knock it down again tonight. Do it. I could care less.”

Good response or GREATEST response? As someone who’s given my personal info and credit card information, I’d say GREATEST.

  • CAP

    People like that may be up to the challenge I hope they fuck it up bigtime. Get ready to shred that credit card.

  • agentsmith

    What’s with the “sh*t”?  Are we censoring swears now?

  • iamphoenix

    Thats bullshit. Even fight hotness is taken off. If theres no more shits, fucks, and pussy in these post then is just like the rest of the queer mma sites. We are supposed to be rebels man. I wish i jad millions of internet dollars to maintain the use of un censored fuck words.

  • thingvolds is down and is loading slow as shit (at least for me and two people i spoke to). maybe they got ddos’ed?

  • greenseed

    @joshthegod released the danas info. the dana said on the ug that most of the info is wrong but not all. the two phone #s are random people. kshhhhk over

  • greenseed


  • Letibleu

    ^^^ we did, its called favorite nudes. Got our top 5 favorites applet booted from the right widget column.

  • Redping

    wait I missed it, why is Fightlinker censoring swearing? can somebody sum this up for me so i can delete if from my bookmarks if they’ve turned into another cagepotato. I hope not though, you guys are a beacon of profanity in a poo poo sea of political correctness

  • YoungDonDraper

    First of all, let’s notice for a second that Dana White supports locking people in cages for not purchasing his incredibly expensive pay per views. We are way too quick to put people in jail, jail is for people who are too harmful to society to be free, not people who watched a few fights. That’s completely ridiculous and really makes me dislike him – I understand he’s ambitious and dick-ish but I always like that about him. This just speaks to being a heartless bastard.

    Second, this article kind of misses in the point. This hack, from what I’ve read, wasn’t about stealing money or customer information, it was about showing the UFC that the people won’t stand up for cencoring their Internet. Anonymous isn’t trying to steal money from customers, or sell their email lists, it’s a fucking political action.

  • CAP

    f*ck th!s sh*t

    I think that was referring to Dana’s original tweet response.

  • Redping

    youngdondraper, you’re attributing political meaning to a bunch of 15 year old entitled kids who think that the internet is their world. How is it a statement against politics, when you’re releasing random peoples credit card information? using peoples, not corporations, not business owners, not politicans, not dana white, but just CONSUMERS from the company, using their money for whatever misguided end you think you’re entitled to.

    This is not che guavara or ron paul or something. There is no moral behind this. ther is just a bunch of kids making sure that the internet gets censored even FASTER by brining large scale financial theft and sabotage into it, for the sake of attention.

    Why couldn’t Dana just be racist or anti semitic like a normal person. hackers are a bad target. Kinda like iran