Originally Posted by Jocke
Then close your eyes son.
I feel like statistics doesnt work as well for MMA as other sports. Determining things like significant strikes is utterly subjective. With handegg you can't say "well he did rush a 100 yards but it was done pretty slowly", it is what it is and as such works better. Not just strikes either, how do you score takedowns? What if someone gets taken down but stands immediately, still counts? MMA judging is forever a subjective thing and no amount of stats will probably be able to tell the whole story like just watching it would.
The way FightMetric calculates significant strikes is decidedly NOT subjective. It's impossible to tell how much a strike hurts another fighter, which is why striking techniques that can cause damage (distance strikes and power clinch and power ground strikes) are deemed significant.
Takedowns, submission attempts, every statistic FightMetric tracks are all given strict statistical definitions. Every distinct set of statistics in sports must adhere to a strict set of rules, definitions, and guidelines. And, no, a "flash takedown" isn't scored a successful takedown.