After analyzing 4 million Major League Baseball pitches from 11 seasons, researchers at Boston University learned that younger umpires are more accurate in calling balls and strikes and 2-strike counts favor pitchers over hitters, among other fascinating findings.
It's a rather long read, but what the paper concluded was that that the best umpires at calling balls & strikes were those with about 3 years of experience in the MLB and were not all that old while the worst ones were the most tenured umpires who were getting up there in age.
I think the same applies to judges. ESPN was going on about how one of the judges had judged over 2,000 fights in his career and Annie Lederman (the one who gave the 119-109 card) had done over 600 fights.
huge main event. I wanna see if Gaethje can wrestle with Khabib. I know he can take the punishment but can he withstand the takedown attempts? The first few sure, what about the 10th? Let see if that D1 wrestling background helps.
Does it though? I mean, Khabib is a fucking monster. One of the best in the history of that division and definitely top 10 all-time in any division, maybe top 5...but name an exciting Khabib fight that you would sit down and watch again.
Incredibly impressive MMA career but watching him smotherfuck anyone in the world to death at will is way less entertaining than watching Gaethje v Poirier 2 for the belt.
That was awesome. Khabib is a beast. I don’t think we see him again. Doesn’t seem the type to keep it going just because. He’d need a true contender to emerge. I don’t think there is anyone in the division that fits that.
Before Gregor Gillespie got head kicked into a different galaxy, I had hopes for him. But nope, that's done.
I don't think there's a single lightweight who has the key to beating Khabib.
The reason I thought Justin Gaethje had a chance was that I was expecting him to be the one moving forward and would make it hard for Khabib to take him down. Nope, after a feeling out process, Khabib was the one pushing and pushing before finishing the deal.