Streamer Successfully Pretends to Play Live Pay-Per-View UFC Event

Joanna Estrada
December 5, 2017

The "pretending to play a video game" thing is cute, and it's nearly certainly the reason this is making the rounds on social media.

Lester followed up the PPV stream with one where he played Fortnite, but discussed his viral fame.

One live streamer (who is clearly a veteran in the game) pulled off one of the most awesome streams of all time when he broadcasted UFC 218 from his channel all while appearing in the bottom right corner as if he was playing that shit.

This isn't the first time Twitch has been used to stream broadcasts illegally; as Eurogamer points out, sporting events like Premier League soccer matches often wind up on the service.

Lester isn't holding a controller at all in numerous clips. If you watched his body language in certain clips that have also since been removed, you can see as he remembers he's putting on a show for his viewers and gets back to the charade. EA Sports ran a beta over the weekend for its upcoming game UFC 3, which is out in early 2018. The fact EA Sports' UFC 3 is now in an open beta no doubt helped with his disguise.

Lester has deleted the VOD of the fight, but has claimed that he has not received any takedown notices from the UFC and Twitch seemingly hasn't noticed the broadcast, either.

We've reached out to a Twitch representative to ask for comment on the shenanigans.

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