Big John McCarthyThe UFC 165 main event between Jon Jones and Alexander Gustafsson was a bloody war that nearly got stopped prior to the fifth round due to a cut sustained by Jones in the first round.

Referee John McCarthy pleaded with the cageside physician to not stop the fight, according to UFC president Dana White.

Check out this video from Monday’s UFC 168 press tour stop in Los Angeles, where White praised McCarthy for his efforts.

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