Numbers don't lie, but they can certainly be manipulated. Oftentimes, MMA writers will point to statistics as a way to illustrate their points.
Anderson Silva has the longest winning streak in UFC history. Tito Ortiz has the most defenses of the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. These are the kind of statistics that speak for themselves and don't need to be twisted around to validate someone's case.
This is a look at four of the most misleading statistics in mixed martial arts. By no means am I suggesting that all of these statistics have been beaten into the ground, but many of them should be ignored due to their implication of something untrue.
Author's note: This practice isn't exclusive to writers. Commonly, fans like yourselves have chosen to talk about a particular statistic and hold onto it tightly in hopes that someone changes their opinion. Yes, we know that Brock Lesnar went 4-3 in the UFC, and I'll explain to you why that doesn't stop him from being an elite heavyweight.