‘Big’ John McCarthy retirement…

09 Dec


Big John is supposedly stepping down from reffing MMA fights. I didn’t get a chance to see the TUF 6 finale post conference, but sources were reporting that he was going to announce his retirement shortly after the Guida-Huerta main event. He’s been a highly respected ref since his early days in the UFC and as far back as I can remember, I can’t think of anyone openly questioning his calls. Click the pic to read the report.

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Posted by on December 9, 2007 in Author, MMA, TNell


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One response to “‘Big’ John McCarthy retirement…

  1. Mazz

    December 13, 2007 at 11:44 pm

    Damn that sucks. There was a ref Josh Rosenthal working the WEC fights the other night… worst ref I’ve ever seen. He almost let some dudes arm get ripped apart cuz he didn’t see the tap. Later he called a fight midsubmission before Chael Sorren tapped. Another ref missed a tap too later on.

    Why the fuck would you retire at the pinnacle of MMA’s popularity? Golden Handshake? After Couture’s “retirement” I’m inclined to believe he will be back sooner or later.

    But yeah Big John is a top notch ref. I can’t imagine seeing the fights he’s seen from the view he had… lucky bastard


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