Everyone makes mistakes. And the UFC made a weird and humorous one when they attempted to set up a UFC 242 media conference call with headliner Dustin Poirier today.
According to multiple media sources, they attempted to call the number that was provided to them by the UFC. But they didn’t get Poirier. They got a sex hotline instead.
So, in attempting to get on the Khabib/Poirier call, the number UFC sent out was...... a phone sex line. They've since corrected it— Sean Ross Sapp Of Fightful.com And The Twltter (@SeanRossSapp) August 27, 2019
It appears that it was just an innocent error, as two of the digits in the phone number were reversed in the original release. But that is a pretty embarrassing coincidence for everyone involved. Once the correct number was sent out, the call with Poirier went on as expected.
UFC 242 goes down on September 7th in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates. Poirier will challenge Khabib Nurmagomedov in a lightweight title unification bout. The co-main event of the early show will see Edson Barboza taking on Paul Felder in another lightweight contest.