There’s been a shitload of MMA coverage from the mainstream media on account of EliteXC, most of it absolutely terrible. I generally don’t waste my time trying to correct all the stupidity going on or the ignorance being shown … Luke at BloodyElbow has that racket taken care of. But there’s a new trend going on where clueless mainstream writers are trying to gain credibility for their dumb ass arguments by ‘quoting’ blogs, which seems pretty funny to me in an ironic kind of way.
This is all well and good until a site gets mis-quoted, as the New York Times misquoted MMA Junkie:
“Way to go ‘Dirty Dan’ Miragliotta!” read one post on mmajunkie.com. “What were your instructions? If Kimbo doesn’t get knocked out, make sure he wins the fight?”
Another added, “This is the beginning of the end of M.M.A.”
Now for those of you who read MMAJunkie.com, you know that quote doesn’t sound much like Dann or any of the other monkeys he has writing in the background. If Fightlinker is the sloppy butter handjob of fight sites, MMA Junkie is a clinical genital examination. It’s dry like sandpaper, and the guys go out of their way to state the facts and only the facts.
Of course, there’s a simple explanation: the guy who wrote the New York Times article is a fucking moron. He referenced a COMMENT on MMA Junkie, not a post. In general there’s no such thing as bad publicity, but it must be annoying to be misquoted like this. Especially when you’re busting your ass trying to build an empire based around being respectable, and they print the single most retarded and ignorant comment on your site.