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Aljamain Sterling responds to criticism from veteran referee John McCarthy

UFC bantamweight champion Aljamain Sterling responded to criticism from veteran referee John McCarthy about the Petr Yan illegal knee. Sterling won the UFC's 135lbs belt...
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John McCarthy shares his thoughts on the stoppages from referee Herb Dean at UFC...

John McCarthy has assessed Herb Dean's performance at UFC Vegas 19. In the main event of the card, Dean was the third man in the...
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John McCarthy roasts “little clickbait b*tch” Dana White over anti-media video

Bellator MMA commentator John McCarthy was not impressed by UFC President Dana White's recent anti-media video. 2020 has been a very successful year for White...
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John McCarthy scolds the UFC for making up “fake stats” for Khamzat Chimaev

Legendary mixed martial arts official John McCarthy called out the UFC for making up "fake stats" about Khamzat Chimaev during last night's UFC Vegas...
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John McCarthy weighs in on referee Herb Dean’s controversial stoppage at UFC Fight Island...

John McCarthy has shared his thoughts on referee Herb Dean's controversial stoppage in Saturday's Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jai Herbert fight. The lightweight contest, which served...
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John McCarthy explains why Max Holloway was “jobbed” by the judges at UFC 251

Legendary MMA official Big John McCarthy believes that Max Holloway was "jobbed" and should have won the UFC featherweight title against Alex Volkanovski. Holloway lost...
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John McCarthy explains why UFC could remove Mark Collett from Fight Island after poor...

Long-time MMA official Big John McCarthy explained why the UFC could remove judge Mark Collett from Fight Island after a poor judging performance at...
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Jon Jones not interested in responding to John McCarthy’s claims regarding UFC 165 win...

Jon Jones has opted to take the high road after John McCarthy recently claimed that he was responsible for 'Bones' taking home a win...
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Referee John McCarthy claims Jon Jones “would have lost his world title if I...

Veteran mixed martial arts referee John McCarthy claims Jon Jones would have lost his world title at UFC 165 if it were not for...
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John McCarthy explains why the UFC prefers to use a smaller cage

Veteran MMA official Big John McCarthy explained why the UFC prefers to use a smaller cage whenever possible, saying it creates more action. The UFC...
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John McCarthy believes second attempt at UFC 249 will be successful

Veteran MMA referee turned Bellator commentator John McCarthy believes the UFC's second stab at promoting UFC 249 will be a success. UFC 249 was originally...
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John McCarthy shares thoughts on UFC 249 cancelation: “It wasn’t Dana that shut it...

Veteran MMA referee John McCarthy believes the top dogs at Disney and ESPN asked UFC President Dana White to cancel UFC 249 because they...
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MMA Judges redo scores for UFC 247 Jones vs Reyes bout in digital lesson

MMA judges are refining their skills with the help of referee Big John McCarthy, as they rejudge the controversial UFC 247 Jones vs Reyes...
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John McCarthy guarantees ‘absolute loser’ Jon Jones will go to jail after recent arrest

Big John McCarthy said that he guarantees Jon Jones will serve jail for his recent DWI arrest and called the light heavyweight champion "an...
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John McCarthy weighs in on Jon Jones’ recent arrest

Veteran referee John McCarthy has given fans his thoughts on the recent arrest of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones. The incident involving Jones in...
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Top MMA podcasts to listen to during coronavirus isolation

With the looming threat of Coronavirus causing everybody to isolate themselves, BJPENN.com has curated a list of the top MMA podcasts for you to...
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Referee John McCarthy explains the proper way to judge an MMA bout

Legendary MMA referee Big John McCarthy recently explained the proper way to judge an MMA fight, using Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero as an...
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John McCarthy says Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero should have included 10-10 round

Bellator commentator and MMA official John McCarthy believes that there should have been a 10-10 round scored in the Israel Adesanya vs. Yoel Romero...
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John McCarthy gives his scorecard for Weili Zhang vs. Joanna Jedrzejczyk

Bellator commentator and veteran MMA official Big John McCarthy has share his scorecard for the UFC 248 co-main event between Weili Zhang and Joanna...
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John McCarthy: ‘Dana White should be kissing my a**’ for ‘some of the things...

Former referee Big John McCarthy believes Dana White owes him a thank you — maybe even some butt-kissing. McCarthy has been instrumental in overseeing MMA...
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John McCarthy announces 2020 COMMAND Course in hopes of improving refereeing and judging in...

Referee Big John McCarthy has re-launched his COMMAND Course in hopes of improving MMA refereeing and nurturing the next generation of talent. Though he is...
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John McCarthy blasts referee for “horrendous” Ion Cutelaba vs Magomed Ankalaev decision

Referee royalty, Big John McCarthy is less than impressed with the referee's controversial ruling in the Ion Cutelaba vs Magomed Ankalaev bout at UFC...
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John McCarthy on Diego Sanchez following UFC Rio Rancho: “How many fights is enough...

Referee John McCarthy believes there is just "something completely different" about Diego Sanchez following last weekend's UFC event in Rio Rancho. The UFC legend, Sanchez,...
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John McCarthy trashes UFC 247 judging: ‘It was bad’

Bellator commentator and veteran MMA official Big John McCarthy trashed the judging at UFC 247, saying the judges did a poor job scoring the...
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Newly retired Josh Thomson opens up on future plans

This week on his Weighing In podcast, Josh Thomson announced his official retirement from fighting. “I can say that I’m officially retired,” Thomson began. “I realized I...
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John McCarthy shuts down Brendan Schaub’s claim that all the best fighters are in...

Former UFC heavyweight Brendan Schaub recently claimed that all the best fighters are on the UFC roster. Unsurprisingly, this comment generated a torrent of...
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Jimmy Smith criticizes John McCarthy for MVP vs. Anderson Silva comparisons

Long-time MMA analyst Jimmy Smith criticized Bellator commentator Big John McCarthy for his recent comparison between Michael Page and Anderson Silva. McCarthy has come under...
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Big John McCarthy shares his take on why Dana White is against cross-promotion

Bellator color commentator and long-time MMA referee Big John McCarthy explained why he believes UFC president Dana White is against cross-promotion. Bellator recently did a...