I want to apply survival analysis on UFC fights. Basically, I want to describe fighters as diseases. So I am exploring my dataset and have some questions.
A standard UFC fight consists of three five-minute rounds. Title fights, however, are extended to five five-minute fights. We assume that an event / death time for opponent o exists an can be denoted T * Next, we have T ; the observed event or censoring time. The measurement of this variable is in seconds.
In the case of a knock-out, o is uncensored and T * = T When o survives until the end the of the match and wins based on the decision of the jury, o is right-censored and T * > T
Question: how should we deal with the event of a loss for o by decision of the jury? Literally, the event of a loss / death occurs. So, is o uncensored in this case? The chart below shows that the majority of the outcomes is determined by jury. How can we model this is in a parametric way?
Thank you for your time