There’s been a huge amount of media coverage following the fight on Saturday but a tweet from the New York Times has attracted more attention than most.
Following the bout they described Conor McGregor’s face as being ‘completely bloodied’ and that 'he was about to fall through the ropes', something that anyone who watched it could see was clearly untrue.
Comedian and UFC commentator Joe Rogan called them out and it wasn’t long before the tweet was edited to read ‘red and swollen’ rather than ‘bloodied’ and a correction issued.
That's the power of social media for you. This is Rogan's reaction to the original tweet here, and the correction is below:
Seriously, @nytimes? What the fuck is this description about? As confusing as the world is today, and with a president that's always crying out "fake news" this just fuels the fire and undermines all the legitimate journalism you guys do. This is a completely inaccurate description of Conor and the end of the fight. I almost feel compelled to write "SAD!"
In these confusing times it's more important than ever to be completely factual, especially when you're the fucking New York Times.
— Joe Rogan (@joerogan) August 27, 2017
— The New York Times (@nytimes) August 27, 2017
To go ten rounds with the pound for pound best boxer in the world in your first professional fight is an amazing achievement so the lazy reporting from such a respected publication (despite what Donald Trump may think) upset many of McGregor’s fans.
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