I had a thought...
Guys that amass say a 5-0 record with all wins coming in the 1st round within a minute taking a fight on average every 3 months (so over a 15 months period). Effectively only having 5 minutes competition time.
Compared to a guy who's had 5 fights (the same record over the same timescales) but 3 fights went the distance (3x5's) and 2 fights went 10 mins each. Effectively having 65 minutes of competition.
I know you don't get paid overtime in the MMA game but surely there are so many things that can happen in competition that the guy who has gone 65 minutes would be so much better off and would have tasted many more scenario's.
I realise that the level of competition hasn't been stated so guess we'll say for argument sake that the competition has gradually got better.
I am also aware that these guys will be drilling alot of different scenarios in the gym but can be different when in that cage.