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):