As I watched the new episode of the Ultimate Fighter on a hot and humid night in Tennessee, something I rarely see caught my eye. The main event for UFC 130 has been changed to the Quinton Jackson and Matt Hamill match-up, yet the promos for the event have not changed.
It seems odd that the UFC or Spike would make such a simple error.
There very well could be thousands of people who, at this moment, do not know that Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard have both had to withdraw due to injury. It is not a huge deal to me or anyone who follows the sport constantly, but it could leave a bad taste in the mouth of the casual fan.
Hopefully, by tomorrow the mistake has been corrected and the people who see the replays will know of the change. Not everyone follows the news like hardcore fans do and that was very misleading.
In the end it probably won't matter all that much because there are three weeks remaining to do damage control for the hiccup but in an era when the UFC President is touting that they can compete with the NFL, NBA and MLB nothing can be spared to scratch their way to the top.