From Sprawl ‘n Brawl…
Late last week, Matt Cava of UFCtakedown.com was issued a Cease and Desist by Zuffa, LLC. He has been told to remove his website. They specifically nailed him for using UFC in his URL as well as broadcasting illegal fight videos. September 8th’s UFC 75: Champion v. Champion videos as well as a fight between Ricardo Arona and Quinton Jackson were specifically mentioned. As of today, UFCtakedown.com no longer exists. In the meantime, Matt has been able to secure MMAtakedown.net for the time being.
In recent months the UFC has really cracked down on videos being posted online of their fights. Within hours of events fights are posted online and then within a few more hours whoever the UFC pays to surf said sites requests that they be removed. As Zuffa, LLC also ownes WEC the same happens with their videos.
I’m sorry to hear that UFCtakedown.com is taking the brunt of this as there are tons of sites that do it. I have recently stopped due to their crackdown myself. I like UFCtakedown. In fact, it is the only MMA blog that we link to at this time. I read and subscribe to many MMA blogs but stumbled upon them in it’s early stages and wanted to lend some support to a nice site.
As far as getting on them for having the UFC name included, as Sprawl ‘n Brawl mentions, there are many other blogs and sites that have UFC in the title and it should be what is good for one is good for all. It obviously appears that it is a part of their beef with them. Our friends at BigTenFever.com had a similar run in with The Big Ten. There are other sites out there with Big Ten in the title but someone had a personal beef with them and pushed the subject with the conference.
Anyway, here is a video they must have missed. Awesome action, give it a few minutes of your time.
Note to Zuffa: This is not a real UFC fight, it is for entertainment purposes. I have not downloaded it, it’s hosted at YouTube. Check it out, I find it comical, you might too.