Who Is Douglas Crosby? The Most Controversial MMA Judge of 2020!


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Who Is Douglas Crosby

Who Is Douglas Crosby?: The entirety of the UFC fanbase has spoken out against Douglas Crosby. Fans criticised the MMA judge after he declared Paddy Pimblett the winner of Pimblett vs. Gordon at UFC 282.

Crosby also played a role in the decision between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello at Bellator 289.

At Bellator 288, Crosby won all five rounds by a score of 50-45 in favour of Sabatello. The crowd could not stop discussing Crosby’s “terrible” scorecard, despite the fact that Stots won by a split decision. This was the first time in the history of mixed martial arts that the losing competitor received a score of 50-45.

Overall, Doug Crosby had a fantastic weekend. First for the main event between Danny Sabatello and Raufeon Stots at Bellator 289 in Uncasville and then for the co-main event between Paddy Pimblett and Jared Gordon at UFC 282 in Las Vegas, the veteran MMA judge has been criticised for two scorecards in as many days.

Crosby made MMA history on December 9 when he scored Sabatello-Stots 50-45 in Sabatello’s favour (10-9 x5), making Sabatello the first fighter to have a scorecard of 50-45 recorded for a loser in the MMADecisions.com database. Stots was awarded a split decision victory by judges Eric Colon and Bryan Miner, who both scored the bout 48-47 in favour of “Supa.”

The commission states that this is not even close. Mohegan’s director of athletics, Mike Mazzulli, stated in a letter to the Mohegan Daily Times, “One judge had Sabatello winning all five rounds, which is disputable” (via MMA Fighting). The ruling ultimately favoured Stots, which was the correct decision.

To make the most of this opportunity, I have informed the three judges that we will jointly evaluate the match. Here you can read our Bellator 289 play-by-play. It was also scored in Stots’ favour. The fact that he wrote “this is a very serious problem” demonstrates how seriously he took things.

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The Mohegan Tribe Athletic Department has always been on the side of competitors when it comes to the welfare of its athletes. In the past, the Athletic Department of the Mohegan Tribe has taken disciplinary action against officials who did not meet expectations. When punishments of this nature are administered, they are concealed from public view.

The following evening, Crosby scored the Pimblett fight 29-28 in favour of “The Baddy,” despite 23 of 24 media outlets presenting UFC 282 results and play-by-play scoring the match in Gordon’s favour. Son of legendary MMA referee “Big” John McCarthy, Ron McCarthy also submitted an “incorrect” scorecard (more on that here).

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The Nevada Athletic Commission will almost certainly do nothing. Despite the fact that there have been numerous problems with MMA judging in the past, there appears to be no rush to completely overhaul the system or, at the very least, provide more comprehensive training and review for the officials who are assigned to fights. Until then, we can only continue to use the same hand-and-judge joke.

Ali Abdelaziz Strongly Condemns Doug Crosby, Urges Commissions to Boycott the MMA Judge

Ali Abdelaziz, the president of Dominance MMA Management, has urged various combat sports commissions and promotions to boycott Doug Crosby. The manager asserted that the judge’s controversial scoring methods are ruining the careers of fighters in the sport.

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