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MMA data out the butt

BloodyElbow reader Numbers has an excellent Fanpost for all you dataphiles where he breaks down the statistical prevalence of submissions, knockouts, and decisions. As you can see in the graph, submissions are at their lowest point since 2002 and 2003 – something Numbers attributes using another graph as the fault of shitty TUF fighters who emulate rock’em sock’em robots. Also, confirming the obvious: decisions are up from 30% in 2001 to nearly 45% last year.