The key to betting successfully on MMA is the ability to figuring out which underdogs can exploit holes in their opponent’s game in order to come out on top. In general, it is not advisable to bet on favorites, no matter how sure you are that they are going to win. For one […]
It’s always nice when folks let us know they enjoy our stats, but an even bigger pleasure is knowing that people are using them for their own purposes. We’ve helped several MMA writers add color to their stories with some stats, and our in-depth fight reports are used (and mis-used) in arguments across countless forums.
Veteran UFC announcer Mike Goldberg has used some FightMetric stats on-air in the past, but no mention was more explicit than during the UFC 83 telecast. During the St. Pierre-Serra fight, Goldberg not only used several statistics we published in our article at Yahoo Sports, but immediatebly afterward, he quoted verbatim from the article, labeling St. Pierre, “maybe the best functional wrestler in MMA today.”
We maintain a liberal attribution policy when it comes to quoting numbers we’ve made publicly available on this site or others specifically because we want to see the ideas spread even independent of the FightMetric name. Indeed, Goldberg might simply be prohibited from mentioning the name of a site or company that isn’t an official UFC sponsor. But given the potential exposure, if you were faced with this situation, what would you feel more of, disappointment or pride?
Chuck Mindenhall, UFC – If Chris Wilson were the pushover many presumed he’d be when he took on Jon Fitch earlier this year, we may not be talking about him today as one of the UFC welterweight division’s brightest prospects.
Live on Saturday August 9, 2008 Georges ‘Rush’ St. Pierre the current UFC Welterweight Champion will defend his belt against the number one contender Jon Fitch. The Co main event features the hometown favorite WWE star turned MMA fighter Brock Lesner against the always dangerous Texas Crazy Horse Heath Herring. Also what has the potential […]
Thomas Gerbasi, UFC – For those who look at Lyoto Machida and see a glossy undefeated record, a prime spot on one of the UFC’s biggest pay-per-view shows and figure – using the boxing world’s mentality – that he has been coddled and eased up the ranks to get here, you would be sadly mistaken.
Friday, May 16, 2008
Sherdog.com’s Andy Shapiro reports from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Conn., with live play-by-play of the International Fight League