Even if you watched the Johny Hendricks vs. Robbie Lawler main event bout at last night's (Sat., Mar. 15, 2014) UFC 171 pay-per-view (PPV) from the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas, and agreed with the judges scores -- 48-47 across the board in favor of Hendricks -- you may not realize just how the judges got there.
More specifically, judge Doug Crosby.
Take a look at this:
Aladin Martinez and Mike Gonzales both saw the fight exactly the same. Hendricks won rounds 1, 2, and 5 by scores of 10-9, and Lawler won rounds 3 and 4 by scores of 10-9.
Then we have Crosby, who, for whatever reason, scored round two 10-8 for Hendricks and had the two even at 10-10 in the fifth and final round. That is a stunning scorecard, mostly because you won't likely find a pundit anywhere on Earth who agrees with it.
Which leads me to you, dear Maniacs. Does that scorecard look sane to you? Or is Crosby right and everyone else wrong?