Maybe this is a case of your trained eye vs my untrained eye, but I didn't think Barboza was landing clean. I recall Pearson applying plenty of pressure, blocking and slipping most of the shots, and landing a little more. When I saw the decision, I was under the impression the judges got swayed by Edson's (very ineffective) flashiness.
@Rogue: yes I think Mirgi was influenced. Those standups were faster than the ones Big John used to do. All were around 30sec, and the inactivity in question, while present, really didn't amount to that long. The separation against the cage was particularly bad, since AJ was working on taking out the feet.
Bad bad calls, though it probably wouldn't have stopped AJ from gassing in the second or third.