Bloody Elbow does a good job of condensing all the statistics from Fightmetric into an easy to read graph that shows just how fucking good Anderson Silva is. It’s not just that Anderson beats everyone he fights, it’s that he absolutely DOMINATES them. Ya know, like Gina Carano dominates cookies. Are we done with the Gina jokes yet? Maybe in a few more days. I feel like Austin Powers at the moment saying “Moley moley moley”. I just need to get that shit out of my system.
Back to Anderson. I don’t know exactly what the numbers in this chart represent, but the overall concept is pretty simple. The higher your score, the better you did. The lower your opponent’s score, the worse they did. When you add the scores up from all his fights, Anderson’s got 1767 points to his opponent’s 501. In other words, he’s spent the majority of his career absolutely destroying people in one sided affairs. If Silva’s scores were school marks, we’d be stuffing him in lockers and stealing his lunch money for being the biggest geek in the universe. On the other side of the equation, test scores like his opponents got would result in a ride on the short bus and a mandatory hockey helmet.