7 May 2013 11:35:36 AM
The tireless researchers at MMADecisions.com have just released a chart detailing every referee point-deduction in UFC history, for fights that went to decision. It’s a surprisingly short list, but it reveals some very interesting facts. We’ve screen-capped the chart above; click it to enlarge, and visit the “History of Point Deductions” page on MMADecisions to learn more about each individual fight.
Now, what does this chart tell us? Well…
1. In over 11 years of UFC events since 2001, only 22 points have been deducted during fights that went to the judges.
2. None of those point-deductions happened in 2003-2005, for some reason.
3. Herb Dean is the leading point-docker on the list with five points total. John McCarthy, Mario Yamasaki, and Steve Mazzagatti all trail him with four apiece.
4. Kicks to the groin lead the list of most-frequently penalized infractions (five deducted points total), with illegal upkicks to a downed opponent coming in second place (four deducted points). Eye pokes show up only once on the list. Still no love for the balls of the face.Read More ADD COMMENTS (9) DIGG THIS