UFC-Average length before first title defense.

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  1. acannxr

    acannxr Brown Belt

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    I don't have a dog in this discussion, but the question prompted my interest in finding out the average length of time for all past UFC champions between them first winning the title to their first title defense.

    I count first titles only (Couture at Heavyweight, but not at Light Heavyweight). Interim Champions are not included, with the exception of Arlovski as he was later promoted to undisputed champion. I also did not include WMMA due to the lack of depth in their divisions, which would make this an apples to oranges comparison. I also did not include Aldo and Cruz as they were promoted from WEC champions to UFC champions.

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  2. The Natural Born Runner

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    Question is, how many of these fighters were injured and therefore delayed their first defense?
     
  3. acannxr

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    Feel free to find out yourself. I'm not trying to prove a point by posting this, I merely looked to answer a simple question, and I did.
     
  4. Sage NorthGOAT

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    Thanks for taking the time to post that TS

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    Just about to say the same.. Without the use of gifs though.

    I appreciate statistics and find this interesting.

    Thank you for the effort.
     
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    Conor - 509 days before being stripped...
     
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    All the ones 150 days or less were mostly from back in the old days where either the money wasn’t that great so they fought more often or they didn’t have the diva complex. Maybe both
     
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    How many people have won two belts, never defended either and stripped of both?<{coachie}>
     
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    So if my maths is still intact, 182 days = 6 months.
    So khabib defending at Nov after his win on April is an average time for 1st title defense
     
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    good research TS. kudos.

    interesting that everyone under 100 days was old school. not just pre-TUF, but seriously old school.

    the worst part about The Natural Born Runner's argument is that for years we've known Khabib won't ever fight until a few months after Ramadan. pretending like that's new information when he earns a belt 2 months before Ramadan starts is, at best, disingenuous.

    there's a lot of reasons to be frustrated about LW generally and Khabib specifically. him promising to fight as soon as he can after Ramadan shouldn't be one of them.
     
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    Nice. Would be interesting to see the average number of days it takes for new champions in each weightclass to defend. A quick glance at the table suggests HW belts take the longest time to be defended.
     
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    386 for cain...smh, over a year for his first title defense. I know he was injured, but when isnt he injured
     
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    What about comparing the pretty shitty mean average with median and mode? And then break it down via legit injury stopping a dude fighting.

    Mean average is a godawful average.

    Outliers fuck your average.

    If Mean Machine beats his GF every day, that means you and Mean Machine your gfs every second day. And it means that your average high level fighter gets a felony beating, torture and kidnapping charge once every 3 years.
     
  17. acannxr

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    First week of October would be an average first defense for Nurmagomedov, so November/December is slightly above average (in terms of duration).

    You probably shouldn't look at Pettis' stat then...
     
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    wow, just saw it, mustve looked past it. thats terrible, but cain has history lol.
     
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    One record Conor has. Or does he fit in the GDR section where they failed to defend?
     

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