A streamer aired a UFC pay-per-view live on multiple platforms, including Twitch, pretending it was a video game he was playing, as he saw EuroGamer . AJ Lester broadcast the UFC 218 game between Max Holloway and Jose Aldo in its entirety over the weekend. Lester appeared at the corner of the stream, wearing a pair of headphones and holding a controller as he watched intensely and reacted to the blows as if he had control of the action.
A tweet that shows the antics of Lester went viral, with more than 63,000 retweets and 140,000 likes at the time of publication. Another clip shows him reacting wildly shouting "oooooooooooooooh !!!" and "damnnnnnn!" In response to the match. It is his dedication to farce that makes him a true Internet hero.
Serpentines can earn money on Twitch from fans who see them playing games, making it a potentially lucrative alternative to the more traditional 9-to-5. Live sporting events have been broadcast illegally on broadcast platforms like Twitch before, including the fight between Mayweather and McGregor in August. Lester says he has not yet heard from any authority regarding possible copyright violations.