There’s two saying regarding stats: “80% of all statistics are made up” and “You can twist stats to mean whatever you want them to mean.” I’ve always been partial to “Shut the fuck up with your bullshit stats”, which has lead to a lot of issues where the Compustrike guys and I end up at the same events. And by issues I mean headbutting. Where’s your stats for me headbutting you repeatedly, motherfuckers?
Anyways, this isn’t about Compustrike, this is about other bullshit stats:
Tim Sylvia, twice holder of the UFC heavyweight belt, was always in MMA fans’ sights, mainly the American ones, for being a boring, uninspired fighter. However, the big man, who recently left the American organization to join manager Monte Cox’s latest enterprise (Andrenaline MMA), doesn’t even need to defend himself from persecution, the numbers do it for him.
According to the site TheFightNetwork.com, Sylvia leads the list of heavyweights with the highest career knockout rates, winnning 57% of his fights in this way (16 of 27). In second place comes Mirko Cro Cop, whose days at Pride brought him to the 52% mark.
Completing the list is former IFL fighter Ben Rothwell, with 50%, former UFC fighter Andre Arlovsky, with 47%, Alexander Emelianenko (44%), Randy Couture (29%), Gabriel Napao (27%), Fedor Emelianenko (21%), Fabricio Werdum (21%), Heath Herring (17%), Josh Barnett (15%) and Rodrigo Minotauro (8%).
Now regarding Tim Sylvia, he’s not the TOP knockout artist out there. Jake ‘Blanket’ O’Brien is. Seriously! Take a look at his Fight Finder stats … his KO rate is 80%, which blows Tim Sylvia out of the water. As for Timmy’s KO stats clearing him of being a boring piece o’ shite, how about we look at his decision stats: 5 out of 7 fights in the past 2 years went to decision. Sooooo yeah. It actually makes me hate Timmy more knowing that he’s CAPABLE of knocking people out, he just doesn’t because he’s a vagina.