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ICE_POSEIDON shot at live on IRL stream after a bomb hoax donation alert – [UPDATED]

Published: 9/Nov/2018 9:51 Updated: 10/Nov/2018 17:13

by Mike Kent

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UPDATE 2 (12PM ET – November 10, 2018)

It has now been confirmed that a shot was not fired in the incident, rather the man was simply walking with a gun. The incident was discussed by Denino and a friend on a later stream (see below).

UPDATE (7am ET – November 9, 2018)

In the hours after the incident aired live on his stream, Denino took to Twitter and assured his fans that he is indeed doing okay. 


Controversial live streamer Paul ‘ICE_POSEIDON’ Denino crashed his car after being shot at during a broadcast in the early hours of Friday, November 9.

Streaming on his YouTube channel, Denino was on a trip to Alaska when he checked into a one-star motel with a friend.

While he was looking for a member of staff at the front desk, he received a text to speech donation alert, which read out a message that said he had a bomb. Following the donation alert, the sound of a gun could be heard cocked behind the door in the reception, which prompted the pair to promptly leave. 

The streamer left and got into his car, but the staff member allegedly followed them with a gun and proceeded to fire at the car.

After driving a short distance, Denino crashed his car in a ditch, before getting out and starting to run as he screamed that it was fake (in reference to the bomb hoax).

The distressing footage shows ICE in clear panic after having a weapon fired at him, before the stream eventually was shut down.

While the controversial personality has been accused of faking content in the past, the sheer panic in his voice after he crashes the car leaves no doubt the incident was real.

In the video below the sound of the gun being cocked can be heard at around the one-minute mark, with the gunshot being heard just after four minutes.

Update: The video has now been removed from YouTube.

At the time of writing, it is unconfirmed whether the streamer was injured, but a friend of Denino’s Tweeted out to claim he’d spoken to him and that he’s ok and with the police.

It has now been confirmed that a shot was not fired in the incident, rather the man was simply walking with a gun. The incident was discussed by Denino and a friend on a later stream.

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Conor McGregor explains why YouTube boxing is “good business” for the sport

Published: 16/Jan/2021 1:20

by Alex Tsiaoussidis

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Jake Paul and Logan Paul helped popularize ‘YouTube Boxing’ in recent years, although it’s often described as a mockery of the sport. However, Conor McGregor explained why he isn’t against it and thinks it’s good business.

Conor McGregor has been focused on his upcoming UFC 257 bout against Dustin Poirier for a while now. However, that hasn’t stopped Jake Paul from doing his best to rope the former double champion into an exhibition boxing match.

Jake first called him out back in November 2020 after he knocked out Nate Robinson. Then, he taunted him to accept a $50 million fight offer several weeks later and has been flailing about ever since. 

He still hasn’t managed to get his attention. However, his antics did draw out comments from UFC President Dana White and Conor’s coach, John Kavanagh. Now, Conor has finally shared his thoughts on YouTube boxing as a whole, and here’s what he had to say.

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Jake Paul has tried and failed to bait a response from Conor McGregor.

“A lot of people are criticizing [YouTube boxing] as maybe making a bit of a mockery of fighting,” asked an interviewer. It’s the predominant view among fans of combat sports. “I want you to weigh in on that for me.” 

“If they are fighting, well, then it can’t make a mockery of fighting, right?” said Conor. “They’re getting in, and they’re competing. I am not so much against it. The YouTube kid and the NBA star competing [was] good business.

“Am I into those competitions myself? It’s not the most high level if any level… [but] as they say if it makes dollars, it makes sense,” he added. “I know Dana and the UFC are not really into it, but… I’m not so against it. I think if people are willing to get in and take the risk of making that walk, I am certainly a viewer.”

 

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Conor’s opinion might come as a surprise to fans who expected him to make scathing comments. However, as a businessman himself, it seems like he’s all for it. Plus, as he said, YouTube boxers are still fighting and giving it their all.

On another note, Conor didn’t seem too incensed about Jake. He barely mentioned him at all. 

Still, it’s only a matter of time before Jake responds, and there’s no doubt he won’t be too thrilled about being referred to as “the YouTube kid.”