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Old 07-13-2014, 10:14 PM   #21
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A couple of questions on your data handling, just because I'm a huge statistics nerd:

Was this based on top 10 fighters or every fighter in the division?

What do the numbers of the decimal represent? Does 29.5 mean that the average age is 29 years and 6 months?

Thanks for taking the time to do this, I'm genuinely interested by this kind of thing. I have the time, just not the attention span to do this sort of thing.
Sorry, I should've mentioned this. It was based on every fighter in each division. Some of the fighters were placed on divisions they haven't yet debuted in like Mike Swick back at 185 and Warlley Alves moving down to 170 after winning tuf Brazil. I didn't average it by birth month, I just added each fighters current age and averaged it. It would be marginally different with months calculated in, but the average age trends would likely be the same.

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Old 07-13-2014, 10:16 PM   #22
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Old 07-13-2014, 10:19 PM   #23
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Sorry, I should've mentioned this. It was based on every fighter in each division. Some of the fighters were placed on divisions they haven't yet debuted in like Mike Swick back at 185 and Warlley Alves moving down to 170 after winning tuf Brazil. I didn't average it by birth month, I just added each fighters current age and averaged it. It would be marginally different with months calculated in, but the average age trends would likely be the same.
I'd be interested to see if the correlation stays so strong if you were to calculate using only top 10 fighters.

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Old 07-14-2014, 12:02 PM   #24
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The numbers fluctuate a bit. Most of the top 10 are significantly older than a lot of their division. The top of 185 is much older than most of the division, but that's to be expected with aging fighters like Silva, Bisping, Belfort, and Romero all in their ranks.

Surprisingly, the top 10 at 155 is younger than most of it's division. 135 is the oldest division in the smaller weight classes. There isn't as much of a correlation, but the trend still seems to be about the same.

265
10 - 34.1
15 - 33.812
All - 32.575

205
10 - 32.1
15 - 32.687
All - 31.388

185
10 - 33.2
15 - 33
All - 30.397

170
10 - 30.2
15 - 29.937
All - 29.383

155
10 - 29.2
15 - 29.25
All - 29.326

145
10 - 29.8
15 - 29.25
All - 28.187

135
10 - 30.1
15 - 29.375
All - 28.877

125
10 - 29.2
15 - 28.875
All - 28.060

W135
10 - 28.1
15 - 28.5
All - 28.461

WW115
All - 27.409

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Interesting, thanks.

Anyone bored enough to do median, and rest?

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