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CJ Ross, former boxing judge who scored Mayweather-Canelo a draw, interested in scoring MMA bouts

Former Nevada-licensed boxing judge CJ Ross, who turned in two highly controversial scorecards in recent years, may soon be judging MMA contests.

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If you're even a casual boxing fan, the name CJ Ross rings a bell for all the wrong reasons. Ross was under heavy scrutiny for a pair of peculiar scorecards featuring boxing's two biggest stars. In 2012, she turned in a 115-113 card for the first encounter between Manny Pacquiao and Timothy Bradley, a bout which Bradley won by split decision in a widely regarded robbery. Ross then followed that up with a quite amazing 114-114 draw for an otherwise comfortable win for Floyd Mayweather Jr. against Saul Alvarez, and it provided plenty of ridicule from onlookers.

Ross hasn't judged a fight since that fateful night in September 2013, having relocated out of Nevada and gotten herself out of the spotlight. However, in a recent interview with World Boxing News, Ross expressed an interest in returning to judging, citing MMA as her next potential job.

"If not boxing, then I would like to have been involved with MMA. I personally have a background in Karate and keeping riding times in college wrestling, but I think it would be a natural thing to pick up in MMA," she concluded.

While some may find this a bit unsettling, I think she'll blend right in if she were to jump to MMA. In a world where Diego Sanchez beat Ross Pearson 30-27, Cathal Pendred beat Sean Spencer 30-27, Frankie Edgar dominated B.J. Penn in their first fight 50-45, and Leonard Garcia's assortment of split decision wins are all reality, Ross can show she's just as inept at MMA as the sport's finest.

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