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The New York Times Retract Conor McGregor Story After Pressure From Joe Rogan

The New York Times Retract Conor McGregor Story After Pressure From Joe Rogan

Joe Rogan is a very influential man.

With over 3.5million Twitter followers and one of the most famous podcasts in the world, the UFC commentator has built himself quite an audience. When he talks, people listen.

On Sunday night, The New York Times found out how influential the 50-year-old is. Rogan took to Twitter to comment on the newspaper's description of the final moments of Conor McGregor's defeat to Floyd Mayweather.

They claimed that McGregor's face was "completely bloodied" in the fight. The Dubliner was never cut in the ten-round contest, let alone completely bloodied.

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Within two hours of Rogan's comments, the paper corrected the original article, titled Mayweather vs. McGregor: Highlights From Every Round. Pictures in the online article itself of the stoppage clearly shows no crimson on the Dubliner's face.

The newspaper has come under criticism in recent times, especially from American president Donald Trump, who calls them as "failing".

As Rogan pointed out; "It's more important than ever to be completely factual." Noted MMA journalist Jeremy Botter also called the newspaper's reporting of the fight as "fiction".

SEE ALSO: Floyd Mayweather Attempted To Place A Massive Bet On Himself Hours Before The McGregor Fight

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