By Zach Arnold | September 13, 2007
By Zach Arnold
Score one for the commenters of the Fight Opinion web site.
On Thursday morning, I linked to a Fox Sports article by Ben Cohen titled Bisping’s blow-up bad for UFC. The article made claims about Michael Bisping’s beligerent behavior at the UFC 75 post-fight press conference.
However, a funny thing happened. Both Hywel Teague (of Fighters Only Magazine) and James Denton (of Fighting Spirit Magazine) supposedly caught Cohen twisting some quotes and facts around the circumstances of the Bisping media session. Read the comments by Hywel and James here and here.
Denton flat out accused Cohen of fabricating some of the quotes attributed to Bisping in the Fox Sports article.
So how did Ben Cohen and Fox Sports react to the allegations levied against them? They updated their article at 6:26 PM PST on Thursday and changed the content in their article. This was simply not a case of making slight edits for grammar or punctuation — the article was actually changed and altered without any sort of correction notice listed in italics.
Cohen was responsible for the coverage (submitting articles) of the UFC 75 event on the Fox Sports web site.
Update: Here is the audio from the UFC 75 post-fight press conference from Oliver Copp.