MMA in the MSM Watch: Britain's Most Respected Paper Covers UFC 100, Makes Huge Glaring Factual Error

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I was pretty excited to see that the prestigious Financial Times had a feature article on UFC 100. The text itself is fine enough:

Last Saturday’s event is expected to have generated more than 1.3m pay-per-view sales, with each buyer paying $44.95 to watch three tightly contested bouts. It was broadcast live or nearly live in 70 countries.

UFC’s success and the willingness of the public to pay for televised fights is in no small part due to Mr White, the company’s president. Stocky, shaven-headed and prone to expletive-laden outbursts, the former amateur boxer owns 10 per cent of the company and is in charge of day-to-day operations.

Mr White is also UFC’s public face, signing fighters to exclusive contracts, negotiating deals with an array of heavyweight sponsors that include brewer Anheuser-Busch, the US army and Harley-Davidson, and fronting The Ultimate Fighter, a weekly UFC reality television show on Spike, a Viacom-owned cable channel.

But then I clicked through the photo gallery they had with the article and just had to shake my head. They had three different photos from the Jim Miller vs Mac Danzig fight and as you can see in the caption above, in each case they identified Miller and Danzig as Dan Henderson and Michael Bisbing -- not only misidentifying Mac Danzig as Bisping, but also spelling Bisping's name wrong.

Just pathetic.

UFC 100 coverage

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