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The UFC Tweaks Its Tale of the Tape

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The UFC Tweaks Its Tale of the Tape

 

Photo by James Law/Zuffa LLC/Zuffa LLC via Getty Images Today, the UFC took an important step in distancing itself from boxing. And fittingly, that step is all about legs. The UFC’s Tale of the Tape—which displays information on nationality, age, height, weight, and fingertip-to-fingertip wingspan—has become a familiar part of any UFC broadcast. Accompanied by commentary from Mike Goldberg (“everything else is virtually identical!”) it’s a staple of the UFC, and really, of all televised mixed martial arts. But the tale of the tape, as it exists today, does not belong to MMA. It’s still formatted for boxing, and as a result has always ignored a key detail of the MMA arsenal: the kick.  

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