Let's get it on! Popular MMA referee John McCarthy will be officiating UFC events in Nevada once again, pending his official relicensing on August 21st.
Assuming nothing changes between now and August 21st, you'll soon be seeing Big John McCarthy officiating Las Vegas-based shows once more. According to a report from Yahoo's Kevin Iole, The highly respected veteran referee, who hasn't officiated any events in Nevada since 2007, will be relicensed on August 21st at the next Nevada State Athletic read news >>
Veteran referee Vic Drakulich earning his pay from the commission.
Well, that was...something.
As expected, Brandon Rios and Diego Chaves went toe-to-toe in the main event of last night's (Aug. 2, 2014) HBO: "Boxing After Dark" tripleheader. They went a bit above and beyond the call of duty, however, and things went sour in a hurry.
Rios, as usual, immediately pursued an inside fight, digging away at Chaves' body while the Argentinian winged powerful bombs. As Rios found increasing success, howe read news >>
Referee 'Big' John McCarthy addressed the two discussion points during the last UFC event, the 'fake' low blow on Brown, and Lawler's kick while his opponent was down.
'Big' John McCarthy got some flak during the UFC on FOX 12 main event for calling a low blow and giving Matt Brown some time to rest, as it appeared to be a legal shot during the replay. The experienced referee defended his stance and took to twitter to speak about the somewhat controversial call: For information, the kick thrown read news >>
Vitor Ribeiro will enter the Octagon later this month, but he won’t do it as a fighter.
"Shaolin," a former Shooto and Cage Rage 155-pound champion, will referee a UFC fight for the first time at the UFC Fight Night 45 card in Atlantic City, N.J., on July 16, and he’s anxious to step inside the Octagon.
"I’m excited," Ribeiro told MMAFighting.com. "I have a lot experience as a referee in Brazil, but I worked at some amateur events in New Jersey, and recently worked at a professional event in May read news >>
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Watch Johnny Bedford's post-fight interview after UFC Fight Night 44 last night (June 28, 2014) on FOX Sports 1, during which he vents his frustration with referee Kerry Hatley's decision to stop his match against Cody Gibson a little too early. read news >>
Johnny Bedford suffered a disappointing loss on Saturday night, but it's not one he takes lightly or takes the blame for. He puts the blame fully on a bad call by referee Kerry Hatley. read news >>
Before the sleepy RFA 15 unfolded on June 6, fans best knew referee Mike Beltran as the man with the longest mustache in MMA.
But Beltran made new waves with the ballsy and rare decision he made with 35 seconds left in the bout between Sam Toomer and an extremely timid Daniel Aguiar.
Beltran warned Aguiar on several instances in the first two rounds to stop perpetually stalling the action with butt scoots. Finally, in the third round, and because Aguiar refused to engage and continued to resort read news >>
Jason High was recently fired from the UFC, suspended for one year, and fined $1900 for shoving the referee after his fight. Pioneering ref John McCarthy says the punishment doesn't fit the crime. read news >>
A fighter lost a fight for not fighting? Yup. Watch how referee Mike Beltran DQ'd Daniel Aguilar at RFA 15 for refusing to engage. read news >>
Arbitrary and capricious imposition!
If referee Keith Peterson saw Jon Jones' broken toe at UFC 159 and stopped the bout, therefore awarding Chael Sonnen the 205-pound title and drawing a shove from a frustrated "Bones," would UFC President Dana White have kicked Jones out of the promotion and issued him a lifetime ban?
Not a chance, according to veteran referee "Big" John McCarthy.
In fact, the longtime man in back tells Submission Radio that Jason High -- who two-handed referee Kevin Mulhall a read news >>