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...

Jan 4, 2014 2:43 pm

How Can MMA Become Mainstream? People Like Jeff Blatnick

The UFC was originally advertised as ‘no rules, brutality!, one man enters, one man leaves!’ Now it has established itself as the premier mixed martial arts organization on the planet. The number one place to see high level athleticism and also technical martial arts talent. MMA as a sport wasn’t always so respected, and it...

Dec 12, 2013 7:39 am

John McCarthy Set To Ref UFC on FOX 9 Main Event

“Big” John McCarthy, one of the most well respected and revered referees in the sport, has been assigned to the main event fight of UFC on FOX 9, a flyweight title fight between Joseph Benevidez and Demetrious Johnson. The California State Athletic Commission recently released the assignments. The three judges that are assigned to the...

Nov 8, 2013 9:08 am

Dana White says he thought Bobby Green’s TKO kick ‘was a clean shot’

“I thought it was a clean shot,” UFC President Dana White said of Bobby Green’s kick (shown above) that ended his UFC Fight for the Troops 3 fight against James Krause Wednesday night.  “I think that shot was more body that hurt him than the actual cup… but I didn’t get kicked either.”   By...

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...

Sep 23, 2013 10:36 am

Dana White: Jon Jones Pleaded With Doctor To Not Stop the Fight

Reflecting on the main event of UFC 165 between Jon Jones (pictured) and Alexander Gustafsson, UFC President Dana White told reporters that Jones had to beg the ring-doctor to allow the fight to continue.  Having convinced the doctor, Jones would go on to win the final round of the fight and retain his light heavyweight...

Feb 20, 2013 11:20 am

“Big” John McCarthy Goes In-Depth On NSAC Issues | MMA NEWS

This past Monday, legendary mixed martial arts referee “Big” John McCarthy joined Ariel Helwani live on MMA Fighting’s “The MMA Hour”. Towards the end of his segment, Big John was vocal regarding his exclusion from UFC events taking place in Nevada following a falling out with Keith Keizer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission: “Keith...