Welcome to Thursdays with Therman. Odd that it is starting on Monday, right? My name is Therman Lee, and I am a recent addition to the StatSoft marketing team. Last week, I was asked if I would like to contribute some articles to our blog. I accepted, hoping I could help show that predictive statistical analysis has shifted from a lofty, little understood realm to a mainstream way of looking at the world. Therefore, I plan to post about statistics and the use of predictive analytics in what some may think are unexpected areas, such as today’s post about mixed-martial arts.