Is anyone one else upset about the lack of quality at ufc.com? I go there quite a bit and noticed the following problems.
1) Fighter profiles are usually out of date. Many fighters in their archive are no longer with the company--guys like Lousiou and Evan Tanner. Brandon Vera's profile still has his pre-fight interview for the Mir fight!
2) Fight cards go un-updated long after fights are announced. We all knew Franklin was fighting McDonald long before it said so on the website. Do say the fight wasn't signed yet, because Rogan announced it during a fight night long before.
3) Event statistics are often erroneous. When you look at fighters like Shamrock who have fought at many different weights, it only lists their current weight. For example, Shamrock fought guys like Gracie and Severn as a heavyweight, but since he is currently a light heavyweight, it lists his current weight in the event results. Shamrock may have fought Seven weighing 230, but his listed weight in the results section is 205.
4) The article writing is horrible. Guys like Thomas Gerbasi may give decent insight, but their writing is fraught with cliches and unnecessarily showy words. I know a lot of words too, but it is necessary to write to your audience. Their difference is quality between articles written by professional journalists linked to the site and those written by their staff. Hire someone with a journalism degree Dana!
5) Fight times are often incorrect. They usually fix them after a while, but I think the Hughes-Pierre 2 PPV was as started at 7 p.m. eastern for a while. That's 4 p.m. in California.
6) Fighter blogs are rarely updated. Guys like Hughes and Lidell will update their blogs once every several months. They don't need to write us a diary, but either update them often or don't have them at all.
Don't get me wrong. I think there is a lot of good stuff on the site. But a lot of the problems I mentioned just seem like incompetence. If a casual MMA fan like myself can spot all these, how can they get by the UFC staff. With the money the UFC is making and the fanfare it is recieving, it just seems lazy.
Last edited by sm3025; 02-15-2007 at 01:14 AM.