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The California State Athletic Commission has assigned “Big” John McCarthy a referee’s position at Strikeforce “Destruction” on Nov. 21 at the HP Pavilion in San Jose, Calif.

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Post #1   11/4/08 7:37:11PM   

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Good news, I'm sure we'll see Big John back in action in the UFC soon enough.

Post #2   11/4/08 8:23:17PM   

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I actually kindof don't want to see him outside the UFC. That's their guy. It wouldn't be the same seeing him everywhere like Mazzagatti and Herby.

Just a thought.

Post #3   11/4/08 9:38:21PM   

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Sweet WAR BIG JOHN!!!!

Post #4   11/4/08 9:59:38PM   

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Meh, no big deal to me.

Post #5   11/4/08 10:00:33PM   

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I personally could care less.

Post #6   11/4/08 10:01:43PM   

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Good refs = fair fights, less bullshit decisions. It's simple as that! And John is a very good ref..

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Posted by XblacksheepX

Good refs = fair fights, less bullshit decisions. It's simple as that! And John is a very good ref..



The number of fights he refs will be insignificant with respect to lowering the number of poorly reffed fights.

I'd rather see them dump a bad ref. than bring backa great ref.

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would ufc want to have him back after his stint in the fight network thingy.

Post #9   11/4/08 11:16:39PM   

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Posted by Twenty20Dollars

would ufc want to have him back after his stint in the fight network thingy.



Doubt it would bother them. Like others have stated, he's a quality ref and that will be the decider.

Post #10   11/5/08 12:33:37AM   

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I'm rather stunned at the indifference of Big John Returning...As Soon as I saw this on Sherdog I zoomed over here to see if anyone posted it yet..

After Seeing those Refs in Chicago threatening to stand the fight up every 10 seconds regardless of position, or seeing Mazzagatti award a victory to Kevin Burns after Gauging anthony Johnson's Eye Out, Or Dan Mirgliotta Calling every fight he does early, I am estatic to See Big John Return.

I Can't Recall one Fight Where I remember saying "Damn, Big John Blew that one". Best Ref in the Game. THe only one that comes close is yves lavigne.

Post #11   11/5/08 4:22:56AM   

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all I can say is thanks John for coming back to what you do well...

Post #12   11/5/08 7:05:06AM   

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War Big John! I wouldn't be surprised to see him soon... very soon!

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Posted by Rush


Posted by XblacksheepX

Good refs = fair fights, less bullshit decisions. It's simple as that! And John is a very good ref..



The number of fights he refs will be insignificant with respect to lowering the number of poorly reffed fights.

I'd rather see them dump a bad ref. than bring backa great ref.



Maybe they are doing both.

Post #14   11/5/08 1:31:26PM