5/24/2009 2:32pm, #11
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That would be good if we're trying to measure just "how good is this guy at defending". A lot of what Machida and Fedor do is put you in a position where you can't attack them, rather than dodging punches. Machida and Fedor both tend to lower their opponents offensive output.
5/24/2009 2:53pm, #12
5/24/2009 3:01pm, #13
I thought this thread was going to be about the UFC's inability to sign Fedor.
5/24/2009 3:57pm, #14
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I think Kintanon is right about using a percentage of successful strikes. That would be more useful, especially if we could compare those percentages against common opponents -- which we can't in the case of Fedor and Machida. But as selfcritical wrote, this would not take into account strikes that are not attempted because a fighter has positioned him or herself advantageously.
Who's geeky enough to actually do these counts for some matches? I am, but I don't have easy access to a whole lot of complete match videos.
5/24/2009 4:03pm, #15
5/24/2009 9:15pm, #16
It's true. If Machida and Fedor were to ever fight, their corners would be in different states.
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