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After so many times of imploring mixed martial arts fighters, "Let's Get it On," John McCarthy sought trademark protection on the phrase. For more than a decade, "Big John," was the UFC's choice referee, a figure often referred to as the "Octagon's ninth side." After more than 500 bouts that trace the UFC's evolution, McCarthy retired -- sort of -- last week. Now he'll be getting it on for The Fight Network, North's America's only all-combat sports channel. He recently sat down with SI.com

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Post #1   12/19/07 2:25:16PM   

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You think he woulda wanted to go out on the Chuck Wand fight. That UFN finale turned out to be awesome but I think it will still pale in comparison to the 29th. Oh well he did what he did awesome ref you never heard anyone ever say anything bad about Big John. Herb has some big shoes to fill.

Post #2   12/19/07 2:28:18PM   

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exact convo i had with best friend the other day
ME: "hey, big john is retiring"
HIM: "no ****! wonder why?"
ME: "he been at it a while, prolly got a good comfy offer to analyze or talk about mma"
HIM: "makes sense, so his last fight is gonna be chuck v wandy?"
ME: "no, huerta v guida"
HIM: "why?"

we both love big john btw, and damn im gonna miss seein him in the octagon.
i always trusted his judgement and its prolly me bein selfish as to why i wanna see him in there at ufc 79
best of luck big john!
hall of fame worthy for sure

Post #3   12/19/07 2:40:20PM   

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"Rules changes all the time back them. If you ask Dana White, he'll say there were no rules back then and that's not true. Dana doesn't know what he's talking about."


*laff*

interesting.
a lil shot at Dana.

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Post #4   12/19/07 3:30:18PM   

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Didn't Mills Lane coin "Let's get it on?"

Post #5   12/19/07 4:39:41PM