Back in 2015, I wrote this feature on the MMA judge Douglas Crosby, which — in light of recent controversies — might be more relevant now than it was then. If nothing else, it is a very close-up, unique look into his mind. It was one of the more challenging pieces I ever wrote, and took months to get done (as you’ll understand when you read it). I have to say, this is perhaps the piece I look back on most fondly, given the complexities of the subject matter. I wanted to make it hit like a Joseph Mitchell profile from the old days of New York eccentrics, and Crosby did his part.

Read my Douglas Crosby profile, “In the Hands of a Judge,” on MMA Fighting here.