Posted by State_Champ
But doesn't seem just as likely, or more so, that the stats could back up the judges decisions?
I personally have often wondered about some of the split decisions in the UFC and maybe seeing the stats could give the judges decisions credibility. and help people to understand things, like why Bisping beat Hamill.
It doesn't matter. Whether they supported or contradicted the judges doesn't matter. The UFC should play no part in official judging and posting official stats on fights is just meddling in the judges business.
IMO, the Eddie Bravo scoring was a mistake and I am glad they don't do it any more.
If the UFC is going to post more stats on anything, I wish it was a more useful Tale of the Tape. I mean, come on. The weight is useless because we know (save the HWs) they all weigh in within a pound from the division maximum. The reach is a vague stat that has yet to be properlly defined IMO. Also, why does it change so much for certain fighters?
I'd like to see a Tale of the Tape that had things like
Weight at weigh ins and on fight day
MMA record and UFC record
Clearly defined reach stats. I still think the distance from an outstreched arm to the chin is the best way to measure reach.