The rise and fall of Drew Fickett

4 Feb , 2009,
jcs
2 comments

We’ve seen fighters decline tremendously in recent years, but the bottom has really fallen out of Drew Fickett’s FightMatrix rating. Below, you’ll find a graph of how Fickett’s rating hit an all-time high in early 2008, and has since dropped into journeyman status. On January 30th, Fickett was knocked out by Ferrid Kheder to cap off a 1-3 record in his last four fights.

Drew Fickett's Rating

What makes this drop even worse, is that these values were not time adjusted. With FightMatrix ratings, the value of a point has gotten increasingly lower through time as competition thickens.

2 Comments

  1. jcs February 5, 2009 at 11:19 pm Reply

    We could normalize it somehow.. but I never came up with a fair, proven method to do so 🙂

  2. ICTimer February 5, 2009 at 9:29 pm Reply

    “What makes this drop even worse, is that these values were not time adjusted. With FightMatrix ratings, the value of a point has gotten increasingly lower through time as competition thickens.”

    Hmm…I can understand how this happens, but isn’t it adjustable somehow? I know the value of a point probably changes constantly, but couldn’t you adjust for this at some point by normalizing the rating system for each period of time? I’m just curious.

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