Who Is Douglas Crosby? UFC Judge Facing Backlash for Paddy Pimblett vs Jared Gordon Scorecards
The entire UFC fan base has spoken out against Douglas Crosby. After he declared Paddy Pimblett the winner of Pimblett vs. Gordon at UFC 282, fans got mad at the MMA judge. Crosby also played a role in another contentious decision at Bellator 289 between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello.
In the case of Bellator 289, Crosby awarded all five rounds to Sabatello, 50-45, in a razor-thin fight for the Bellator bantamweight championship. Even though Stots won by split decision, all the fans could talk about was Crosby’s “terrible” scorecard. This was the first time in the history of mixed martial arts that a score of 50-45 was awarded to the losing fighter.
Douglas Crosby, an MMA judge, is currently facing backlash from fans due to his decisions in two fights. In the first fight, Crosby awarded Paddy Pimblett as the winner, and in the second fight, Crosby awarded all five rounds to one fighter, with a 50-45 score in favor of the losing fighter. This controversial decision, which occurred during the Bellator bantamweight title fight between Raufeon Stots and Danny Sabatello, has received criticism from fans and is being referred to as a “horrible” scorecard. It is worth noting that this is the first time in the history of MMA that a 50-45 score has been given to the losing fighter.
MMA fans worldwide criticize Douglas Crosby’s UFC 282 and Bellator 289 scorecards.
This score was met with disagreement from other judges and the commission, and the ruling in the fight ultimately went in favor of Stots. The second scorecard in question was for the co-main event between Paddy Pimblett and Jared Gordon at UFC 282, which also faced criticism from fans. Crosby’s decisions have sparked outrage among the UFC community and have raised questions about the fairness of the scoring system in the sport.
Some have called for changes to be made to the way judges are selected and trained, while others have called for the introduction of a more objective scoring system, such as the use of electronic scoring or the inclusion of additional judges. Whatever the solution may be, it is clear that there is a need for action to be taken in order to ensure the integrity and fairness of the sport.
Douglas Crosby is a menace to our sport. https://t.co/bDBZDkHLeU— Mike Bohn (@MikeBohn) December 12, 2022
I’m going to ask every commission out there not to have Douglas Crosby as judge, and I would like the support of all promotions these guy are ruining people life and ruining the sport enough is enough we have to stand together on this topic @bokamotoESPN @JohnMorgan_MMA— Ali Abdelaziz (@AliAbdelaziz00) December 11, 2022
MMA Dominance CEO Requesting of ban Douglas Crosby as a judge
CEO of MMA Dominance went so far as to assert that he would ask the commission to remove Douglas Crosby as a judge due to his work. Crosby has been in the news on multiple occasions, earning the ire of UFC fans during scorecards for Gray Maynard vs. Frankie Edgar and several other fights over the past few years.
The co-main featured BJ Penn vs. Frankie Edgar. To be fair, the fight was close at times. However, to the fans and the eyes of most media members, Penn did much of the better work.— Josh Evanoff (@JoshEvanoff) December 11, 2022
Instead, Edgar began his historic lightweight run by decision. Crosby scored it 50-45 Edgar. pic.twitter.com/rggnq3XrfU
Douglas Crosby Career Life:
Douglas Crosby has been in the MMA industry since 2022 when he began his UFC career as a judge at UFC 35. He has presided over some of the most important bouts in UFC history, including Israel Adesanya vs. Robert Whittaker at UFC 271, Josh Emmett vs. Calvin Kattar, Justin Gaethje vs. Michael Chandler, Stipe Miocic vs. Francis Ngannou at UFC 220, Anderson Silva vs. Derek Brunson at UFC 208, and Georges St-Pierre vs. Dan Hardy.
Douglas Crosby is well-known in the entertainment industry beyond his role as a mixed martial arts judge, where he has assisted many athletes and performers. Crosby has done stunt work for stars like Russel Crowe.
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