Records are a statisticians dream. They’re a marker of the very best, a representation of the absolute peak of any given sport or profession. “Records are made to be broken,” so the saying goes, and for the most part, that is correct.
Athletes are becoming bigger, faster and stronger and fighters are hitting the more frequently hitting the Octagon with greater knowledge. Records are beginning to tumble over time because of this, as people improve and adapt to the world of fighting.
We’ll be taking a look at some of the records that are in the danger zone, either in the very near future, or because a fighter is simply too good to leave a certain record untouched over the course of their career.
On the other end of the spectrum, however, are records that are just ridiculous. The ones that you look at and think, how the hell were they even set in the first place?
Don Bradman’s batting average of 99.94 comes to mind (for those into their cricket, if not, it’s worth looking up), or Wilt Chamberlain’s 100-point game.
Records may have been made to be broken, but there are achievements out there that are just so far out of reach you can’t see them being touched in your own lifetime.