MMA trainer Greg Jackson,
“Here’s a quick stat for you. So there’s been 22 [UFC events] this year? We had 12 bonuses so far this year … one out of every two, one of my fighters got Submission of the Night, Knockout of the Night, or Fight of the Night.”
“We sat down and did the math after we heard that … He wants to say there’s a consistency? Okay, let’s look at statistical consistencies. Let’s look at Jon Jones, who has finished every fight with me in the first round, except for that Matt Hamill one, which would have been a first-round stoppage anyway if he hadn’t thrown that illegal elbow. Let’s look at Carlos Condit, who had Fight of the Night and Knockout of the Night. Even people on the undercard who people don’t really know yet. Kyle Noke, two finishes, both in the second round. Almost everybody on our team finishes consistently. There’s no fact. Everybody’s just making stuff up.” [MMAFighting]
Greg Jackson breaks out the numbers to response to Dana White’s criticism about his fighters “Playing it safe” and not finishing fights.