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5/24/14 6:00 PM
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Kirik
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The UFC has asked, with respect, firmly, and repeatedly that we not post gifs of the action at UFC 173. So please do not post them or post links to same, or request same.

I love animated gifs, and have for as long as I can remember. I assume that you love them too. However, I don't own the content, ZUFFA does.

Whether or not animated GIFs fall under fair use is apparently a grey area. I have neither the desire nor the financial means to determine in court whether they do or not.

I have always tried to respect and protect copyright in the MMA space. It started with tape trading, back in 1998. It has never been popular. It is not popular now. I have always thought it was right to honor requests about other people's content.

I know that people who post animated gifs are not doing so to make a killing, and are just trying to share compelling content with a community of fellow devotees. However, the content is owned by ZUFFA, not us, and they have made the determination that posting animated gifs is not in their best interests.

They are smart enough to create content that we find compelling, so I believe they are smart enough to know enough about their business to do what is right for it.

The site is being scrutinized both Saturday and Sunday, so please do not post animated gifs of UFC 173, or links to same.

The last time I posted this a number of you were upset with me. For the record, no one is more bummed about this than I am.

5/24/14 6:05 PM
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BRZ
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Again?

5/24/14 6:08 PM
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Hairy Kerry
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Can you post the request from Zuffa?
5/24/14 6:09 PM
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OCMikey
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It's all good man. Who the fuck wants to get sued? Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 6:09 PM
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CormierCumminsideme
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What about pictures of Macauly Culkin wearing a tshirt of Ryan Gosling wearing a t-shirt of a Gif of UFC 173?

5/24/14 6:10 PM
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Great post. Any negativity directed towards Kirik over this is entirely misplaced. Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 6:11 PM
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It's safe to assume there should just be a sticky thread saying no posting anymore UFC gifs from here on out. Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 6:11 PM
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Egg salad Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 6:17 PM
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MDubz - It's safe to assume there should just be a sticky thread saying no posting anymore UFC gifs from here on out. Phone Post 3.0
Might be because the rule gets relaxed after the weekend is over. Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 6:22 PM
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Boyd Crowder's Hair
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Boo!
5/24/14 6:25 PM
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jwistead
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King of Akron - Kirik is awesome but it's sad how the UFC has turned on the hardcore fans that have kept the sport alive when it was dead in the water.

This exactly. I don't even feel like there's any intelligent way to respond or vent about this.
5/24/14 6:28 PM
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DoomFarmer
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Are you guys gonna do this every fucking time? Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 6:28 PM
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FETT_Loadin76
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Meh as long as they don't say we can't make memes or romos Phone Post
5/24/14 6:29 PM
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Pettis Bros POORtrait Tattoos
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just go to letusbang forums or reddit.com/r/mma

5/24/14 6:33 PM
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"The internet", "the media", and "the government" oh my!
5/24/14 6:35 PM
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Sure thing boss Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 6:38 PM
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Is it true we can still post pics, one frame at a time, lined up from left to right?
5/24/14 6:38 PM
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R/MMA suck My big black balls zuffa Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 6:39 PM
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Got it Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 6:54 PM
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WoodenPupa - Is it true we can still post pics, one frame at a time, lined up from left to right?
Yes Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 6:56 PM
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Hairy Kerry - Can you post the request from Zuffa?

5/24/14 6:57 PM
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LOL, weak... U don't care about protecting good content or the people who produce it, otherwise u wouldnt have allowed bellator gifs. Ur scared of the UFC because they could crush your site and everything you have worked for. Don't act like its for any other reason than fear for your own well being. Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 6:59 PM
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mrk529 - LOL, weak... U don't care about protecting good content or the people who produce it, otherwise u wouldnt have allowed bellator gifs. Ur scared of the UFC because they could crush your site and everything you have worked for. Don't act like its for any other reason than fear for your own well being. Phone Post 3.0
Zuffas the only company whos asked him to clamp down on the gifs u fuckin noob Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 7:00 PM
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Reddit.com/r/mma for GIFS folks ;) Phone Post 3.0
5/24/14 7:00 PM
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Racer X
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You got it,Kirik.

As much as I love the gifs, the last thing I'm going to do is put you in a tight situation.

Guys, don't act like he shouldn't be making this request again. He should for every event to avoid issues.


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