EXCLUSIVE: An Interview with MMA Judge Douglas Crosby
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Douglas Crosby is perhaps the most well-known judge in MMA, and he's made the headlines a lot recently due to his controversial scoring of the Dec. 9 Bellator fight between Danny Sabatello and Raufeon Stotts, as well as the Paddy Pimblett-Jared Gordon fight at UFC 282 the following night.
And in this special Wednesday edition of the program, Crosby joins his friend Chael to weigh in on all of this, discussing things like:
- The judges never having the opportunity to speak to the public about their scoring decisions (1:27)
- People who have criticized him for working too much and why they'll never understand where he's coming from (8:45)
- His scoring of the Pimblett-Gordon fight and what it says about the state of the MMA judging system (16:50)
- Why judges need to focus on the job and not worry about public perception (31:08)
Plus, some thoughts on rotary dial cell phones, golf clubs, and video games.