File this one under the, “Aw, sh**, I should have double-checked that” column.
Earlier today, the Ultimate Fighting Championship announced that UFC 193 — which is headlined by a welterweight title fight between current champion Robbie Lawler and challenger Carlos Condit — would be held at Etihad Stadium in Melbourne, Australia on Nov. 14.
UFC president Dana White was excited to make the announcement on his social media account, but he made one major mistake… he posted the wrong Etihad Stadium.
Rather than showing off a photo of the Etihad Stadium in Melbourne which is in the Docklands precinct of Melbourne and capable of seating just north of 53,000, White tweeted out a photo of Etihad Stadium in Manchester, home of the English Premiere League’s Manchester City soccer team, which seats 60,000. You can even see the Manchester City crest on the front of the stadium White shared.
Of course, the tweet was deleted shortly after. It was an honest mistake, but still one that provided a nice laugh. Let’s just hope that all of the fighters and UFC officials for the event show up in the proper country.
UPDATE: Dana White later reposted the tweet with the appropriate stadium.
— danawhite (@danawhite) August 19, 2015