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Old 09-01-2010, 07:48 PM
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Default FightMetric Now the Official Statistics Provider of UFC

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FightMetric® is now the official statistics provider of the Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), supplying the world's first comprehensive mixed martial arts (MMA) statistics and analysis system to the largest MMA organization in the world. The inclusion of official FightMetric data into the evaluation of both fights and fighters will, for the first time ever, provide media members and fans with a chance to track the history and performance of UFC competitors beyond simple wins and losses.

The FightMetric system utilizes a precise and scientific methodology to analyze MMA bouts across 67 statistical categories, encompassing all strikes, takedowns, submissions, and position changes. In addition to raw statistics, FightMetric is at the vanguard of advanced MMA analytics, creating a proprietary algorithm to produce an overall Effectiveness Score and pioneering the use of other metrics to foster greater understanding of how MMA bouts are fought.

"We are very proud to be the official statistics provider of the UFC, who we have worked closely with for several years," said Rami Genauer, FightMetric creator. "As the industry-leader in MMA statistics, FightMetric is poised to provide its unique brand of combat intelligence to the biggest mixed martial arts organization in the world. We are also thrilled to bring enhanced use of our statistics to the new design of their website."

Genauer continued, "UFC fans will now have access to a set of data more powerful than anything previously available in MMA history. Our hope is that access to this data will only increase appreciation for the amazing athletes who compete in the UFC. Sports fans who are accustomed to seeing performance data on their favorite baseball and football players can now engage UFC fighters on a similar level."

FightMetric provides its clients, including the UFC, with live round-by-round data during MMA events. The information is available online at UFC.com and other FightMetric partner sites, with FightMetric statistics powering fighter profile and events pages.

For more information about FightMetric please visit www.fightmetric.com or email info@fightmetric.com
Even better, I have been hired to work for them. I am a TIP (Time in Position) timekeeper:

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The goal of this project is to collect data that will record every position change within a fight and the amount of time spent in those positions. Using this information, we can easily create positional control statistics. Just like football has a Time of Possession statistic or hockey has a breakdown of time by zone, MMA can have measures that show how much time each fighter spent exerting positional control. We call these Time in Position statistics or TIP Stats™.
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Hopefully they won't be locked into business with only the UFC. As long as they can keep doing what they do with other promotions, etc., then it's a good thing.
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Hopefully they won't be locked into business with only the UFC. As long as they can keep doing what they do with other promotions, etc., then it's a good thing.
Yeah, we still do stats for other promotions (we've got stuff on the website from the last Strikeforce event), but our bread & butter is definitely with the UFC.
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That's pretty cool, congrats on landing the gig!
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How do I buy stock?
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Old 09-02-2010, 03:45 PM
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That's pretty cool, congrats on landing the gig!
Thanks, man, I'm pretty stoked about it. I'm actually supposed to get the official "welcome to the company" phone call in a few minutes her (about noon).

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Hahaha, no idea. If you manage to lock up 51%, make sure you remember who your friends are!!!
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