Posted by Kpro
Those stats aren't misleading. There was nothing said about them, they were simply posted. There's nothing to mislead.
I disagree with you in that you think Diego "imposed his gameplan" on Kampmann in the second round. If landing fewer shots, at a lower percentage, and failing to get a takedown in 7 attempts was his gameplan then you would be correct. And if that really was his gameplan; then his gameplan was to lose round 2.
Also, I can't speak for everyone, but people don't judge fights by how they think they should be scored. They judge fights by how the Unified Rules of MMA state rounds should be scored. We all know judges aren't good at following these rules.
For you to score fights based on being jaded to judge neglect of the Unified Rules, and follow that up by factoring in that known neglect to be the reason you think someone won a round, then you are intentionally reinforcing bad judging and turning a blind eye to the Unified Rules of MMA. I'm glad not everyone views judging the way you do or we'd never see progress.
Oh, now he's serious. *cracks knuckles*
Misleading they are because you're posting a percentage based striking and take-down system which is really only 1 component of judging criteria. As I said before in another thread, if I poke you in the chest 45 times before you throw an overhand right knocking me out, FightMetric has me winning the fight.
That being said, you're on the losing end of this argument with most experts AND fighters. You posted round two stats. Helwani, White, and Bonnar all scored the second round for Diego.
I think you could have made a more compelling argument, (now that you've made one), for Kampmann in the third than the second.
Also, addressing your point, as a qualitative and quantitative researcher, accounting for human bias and error, does not mean I agree with or wish to perpetuate
Anyone who's had a background with human subject studies can tell you that recognizing the limitations and biases within a study is actually considered a plus rather than a minus.
I'm not condoning what they do, I have just learned to recognize generalized patterns, nuances, and subtleties over the years that have enabled me to adjust my expectations and viewing lens accordingly.
Do I think the system needs a massive overhaul? Absolutely. But, under the current system, I find that judging the fights based on the aforementioned three criteria that has been established by the horrible MMA judging lessens my anger and frustration with the sport and allows me to view it at a more comfortable level.
I can't intentionally "reinforce" anything because my opinions, beliefs, or criteria have absolutely no effect on the current judging system. "Accounting for" & "reinforcing" are two, ENTIRELY, different things.
I sort of look at it like this; there's always those girls out there that you know you shouldn't chase. As men, we do it anyhow. I don't mind adjusting my expectations, knowing full, good, and well, that she's going to turn out to be exactly what I expected her to be. That being said, I welcome and embrace those instances where I'm pleasantly proven wrong and have the hope instilled in me that not every girl that looks like her, acts a certain way.