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Poll: 50-45? Judge Douglas Crosby posts on underground MMA board

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Douglas Crosby and Phil Baroni.  Why am I not surprised?

So, this is the judge who gave Frankie Edgar all 5 rounds in a fight that should've gone Penn's way.  I'm really surprised not too many people are talkin' about the scoring of this fight.  In my opinion, Penn won this fight 48-47 in a close fight.  Frankie winning is a feel-good story, which everyone loves.  He's the little Italian guy gettin' the titleshot against Apollo Creed.  Nobody gave him a snowballs chance in hell, but he came in there well-prepared and with a good gameplan.  BJ didn't show up as himself, and that made Frankie look good.  But BJ did enough to deserve a win.  Now, lets look at Crosby's interpretation...

Crosby's insight (pieced together):

"It is a Judge's obligation to interpret the fight and use the criteria as guidelines. But a fight is an observed event that does require interpretation, observation, wisdom. And, in my considered opinion, Edgar dictated the tone of the fight, successfully implemented and executed a strategy, landed better strikes, and basically outworked Penn.  And that is an interpretation by a ringside observer with an understanding and appreciation of MMA, who has Judged numerous (hundreds) of fights."

Check out the link below for his posts (man, this guy has an ego):

http://www.mixedmartialarts.com/mma.cfm?go=forum_framed.posts&forum=1&thread=1624568&page=1

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