You know it’s a sad day for journalism when Nostradumbass is shaming media outlets for fake news, but that’s what happens when you try to hoodwink an audience as loyal as mixed martial arts (MMA) fans.

New York Times, I’m looking at you.

Shortly after Conor McGregor was stopped by Floyd Mayweather in their boxing match last Saturday night (Aug. 26, 2017) in Las Vegas, Nevada (replay here), writers John Eligon and Victor Mather wrote a piece for the newspaper’s online vertical.

Why it took two people to critique “The Money Fight” pay-per-view (PPV) main event is unclear, but I immediately thought of one of those “how many writers does it take to screw in a lightbulb” jokes.

Anyway, Eligon and Mather painted a very different picture than what actually went down, telling readers McGregor was “completely bloodied” and “about to fall through the ropes” when referee Robert Byrd halted the action.

Yeah, no.

As a result, the article issued an update about the “bloodied” remark but failed to own up to its second correction, which just sort of went by the wayside. Unforntately for them, you can’t sneak anything past the bloodhounds on Twitter.

Maybe Trump was right?