The UFC’s Twitter account kicked off November with a special happy birthday wish to one of their top lightweights, Mr. Eddie Alvarez. It’s a day of celebration for the former Bellator MMA lightweight champion, now scheduled for a big showdown with ex-WEC and ex-UFC champion Anthony Pettis, there’s just one problem with this (H/T Jeremy Botter)…..
Welp nothing will beat this today great job @ufc pic.twitter.com/PSHbZItxrW
— Jeremy Botter (@jeremybotter) November 1, 2015
I guess I can see how they would make the error. Today is 11/1 and Alvarez’s birthday is 1/11. That’s a lot of 1s to deal with! And in other parts of the world, the date structure is day/month instead of month/day, so maybe the person commandeering the account is from outside North America! Who knows?
The UFC has had better days with their Twitter account, just not recently. Before UFC Dublin, they accidentally published a “Poirier having fun 155” story with a picture of Ben Rothwell (pulled from the card) in the tweet.
The next day, the UFC tweeted a “fact” that Poirier’s 7 UFC finishes are the 2nd most by any fighter. That’s it. This is what they said full stop.
Anyway, happy birthday to Eddie Alvarez!
About the author