As an old teacher once told me, math doesn’t lie.
So if there was ever any doubt as to just how dominating UFC light-heavyweight champ Jon (Bones) Jones really is — and really, only those who watched his last title defence with blindfolds would have doubts — here’s a mathematical breakdown for you.
According to Fight Metric — which dissects every part of a fight short of beads of sweat on a fighter’s brow — Jones’s domination of Quinton (Rampage) Jackson at last week’s UFC 135 was absolute.
Jackson landed six headshots; Jones connected with Jackson’s noggin 26 times.
Shots to the legs were 35 to eight for the champ and total strikes were tallied at 74-24.
Strikes deemed ‘significant’ came in at 61-16.
On the ground, Jones was able to take Jackson down twice while never being taken to the mat himself.
Add to that the fact Jones is now the only man in the UFC to submit Jackson and the ground game was clearly his as well.
But perhaps the most telling stat of all was the ‘overall effectiveness’ score that takes the entire fight into account.
Jones received a score of 244. Jackson got a 28.
If it was a bar graph, it’d look a bit like the Empire State building next to a Memphis bungalow.
Turns out Jones is much better at math than Jackson.