Originally Posted by Squirrelfighter
I'm well aware of what an average is.
And Machida's AVERAGE for the number of strikes he'd absorbed in his entire MMA career, including his UFC career was 0.60 strikes per round. However, this statistic, taken after just three fights (out of his 11 UFC fights) doubles the average? Obviously fudged stats.
If you did the math you'd realize that quite easily.
First off, that stat is old as you pointed out.
Secondly, these are UFC records and only include UFC fights(of which the majority wouldn't be accounted for according to your information).
And last but not least, SApM takes a hit when you get beat down twice by Shogun, Machida ate 80 shots in the first fight and 17 in the second one, that is 97 shots and he has only 127 minutes of fight time in the UFC(so 0.76 ignoring all his other fights...)
If you go by the strikes stat on UFC.com(when you look at a fighters profile) he actually has 175 strikes against in his ~127 minutes of fight time for a SApM of 1.38.
GSP for example only has 229 strikes against in his ~218 minutes(SApM of 1.05)
It all depends on how many strikes are considered significant(fightmetric, compustrike and ufc all have different numbers) but the stats are right. They just change that quick when you get your ass kicked twice...