"95% of all fights end up on the ground" - is a statistic that I have heard repeated for the last ten years. I am interested in finding out whether there is any basis in fact for the statistic.

Does anyone have any factual basis for the statistic?????

It just irritates me to hear a statistic repeated as if it is true, without knowing the basis for the "factoid."

(Similar to the notion that 50% of all marriages end in divorce - the truth of the matter is that a small percentage of people get married and divorce multiple times, while a greater than 50% of marriages do not end in divorce - but the there is an statistical upward bias created by a small majority that makes it possible to make that statement about marriages . . . and the statement is truthful but misleading)

(P.S. I train in BJJ and will continue to train in BJJ because I enjoy it . . . ;)