HDNet continued its climb to become the elite mixed martial arts network on television when it recently announced a deal with CompuBox Inc. that will allow them to use the state of the art real-time CompuStrike stats for the next 10 MMA events.
Basically it's a computer program that compiles real time statistics such as punches, kicks, takedowns, submission attempts, etc. during a live MMA match.
It's an innovative way for fans to not only be more aware of what's going on during an actual fight, but it's also an easy way for them to learn more about the sport as they watch.
CompuBox has been a part of live boxing events for more than 20 years and decided to join the MMA world in 2007. It only makes sense that they would want its product on HDNet, which is one of the leading networks for MMA coverage.
Here's a snip from Andrew Simon, CEO of HDNet Fights:
"We've worked with CompuStrike on many of our previous fights and were so pleased with the results that we decided to extend our deal with them. The real time stats definitely enhance the viewing experience for all of our loyal MMA fans."
And here's Bob Canobbio, president of CompuBox Inc. commenting on the deal:
"HDNet has been extremely supportive in bringing live statistics to mixed martial arts. Stats are such a significant part of other mainstream sports and, with this agreement in place, it will be no different for MMA."
That's a great point.
Can you imagine watching a football or basketball game without any real time stats? It just wouldn't be the same. It was only a matter of time before the fast-paced evolution of our sport brought us to that same reality.