Archive: john mccarthy

Nov 17, 2014 8:15 pm

Herb Dean draws main event duty for UFC 181

Veteran referee Herb Dean has drawn main event duty for UFC 181 next month. Dean will referee the main-event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, while fellow veteran referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy will referee the co-main event between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. Yves Lavigne will also referee the TUF 20 finale in December as...

Sep 29, 2014 3:53 pm

Tim Kennedy Slams John McCarthy: “He F****d Up Majorly”

Tim Kennedy lost via TKO in his UFC 178 bout against Yoel Romero this past Saturday at UFC 178, however the bout was riddled with controversy. From Kennedy grabbing Romero’s glove, to Romero’s corner buying their fighter extra time. (Read our breakdown of the situation HERE) Kennedy joined Ariel Helwani on The MMA Hour to...

Sep 2, 2014 5:43 pm

McCarthy Defends Bendo Stoppage

“Benson got hit with several things that hurt him, and when Benson is just a tough fighter. When he got hit with a left/right hand that hurt him, and he stood his ground and started firing back, and then he got hurt with a knee that ended up putting him down and when he tried...

Jul 28, 2014 8:44 am

John McCarthy Defends Matt Brown’s Controversial Nut Shot

Veteran MMA referee Big John McCarthy justified his reasons for momentarily stopping the fight at what could have been a pivotal moment for Robbie Lawler. For those who missed it, Robbie Lawler threw a liver kick at Matt Brown, the kick landed clean, however Brown grabbed at his cup to signal the kick landed low,...

Jan 11, 2014 2:07 pm

QUICK TWITT | Veteran Ref ‘Big’ John McCarthy Laughing His A$$ Off At Kizer Resignation

Veteran Mixed Martial Arts referee, ‘Big’ John McCarthy, hasn’t always seen eye to eye with Nevada’s Athletic Commission director, Keith Kizer. In fact, their bitter feud is so storied that, despite his unparalleled credentials, McCarthy doesn’t officiate in the state of Nevada. With news that Kizer was stepping down from his position, McCarthy took to...

Sep 24, 2013 12:11 pm

Referee John McCarthy Has Choice Words For NSAC Director Keith Kizer

“The truth is, Kieth Kizer is a person that does not know combative sports. He’s never been part of them. He’s never done them. He puts people [in positions] at times that maybe shouldn’t be put. You tell me why C.J. Ross said the Floyd Mayweather fight was a draw. Did you watch it? My...