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'Big' John McCarthy to Return to Octagon at UFC on Versus 2

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Famed mixed martial arts referee "Big" John McCarthy will return to the UFC's octagon for the first time since 2007 when he oversees action during the upcoming UFC on Versus 2 show.

McCarthy's wife Elaine confirmed to MMA Fighting that he has been assigned by the California State Athletic Commission to officiate matches at the event, which takes place on Sunday at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, Calif

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Hopefully it's true. I have always liked John as a ref.

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Post #1   7/26/10 3:52:02PM   

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He's a great ref. i'm glad to hear this.

Some times it seems like he's idolized though. "Best in the business". People seem to think he's infallible and can't ever make a wrong decision. He's imperfect and makes mistakes just like everyone else.

Post #2   7/26/10 4:23:09PM   

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Glad to see he's making a return to the octagon.
It's been way too long.

Post #3   7/26/10 5:02:50PM   

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im glad 2 c the big man back its about time.

Post #4   7/26/10 5:49:37PM   

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This is great news. I hope all things have been healed between himself and the UFC. He might not be perfect but He knows when a guy is out or not..........too bad for Danzig Big jon wasn't there!

Post #5   7/26/10 6:54:18PM   

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Good!

Post #6   7/26/10 11:20:23PM   

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Posted by bjj1605

He's a great ref. i'm glad to hear this.

Some times it seems like he's idolized though. "Best in the business". People seem to think he's infallible and can't ever make a wrong decision. He's imperfect and makes mistakes just like everyone else.



True, but some people are better at their job than others. Big Jon just happens to be one of those guys who is very good at what he does.

Post #7   7/27/10 12:36:52AM   

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Hell yes. Hopefully this is a precursor to more events reffed by Big John in the future.

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Posted by bjj1605

Some times it seems like he's idolized though. "Best in the business". People seem to think he's infallible and can't ever make a wrong decision. He's imperfect and makes mistakes just like everyone else.



Which fight was this?

Post #9   7/27/10 3:53:08AM   

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yeah its about time. he is the best ref with out a doubt.

Post #10   7/27/10 3:24:30PM   

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Posted by bjj1605

He's a great ref. i'm glad to hear this.

Some times it seems like he's idolized though. "Best in the business". People seem to think he's infallible and can't ever make a wrong decision. He's imperfect and makes mistakes just like everyone else.



He does make mistakes, just not as many as several others, which makes him one of the 'best in the business', in my opinion.

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Posted by BustedKnuckle

This is great news. I hope all things have been healed between himself and the UFC. He might not be perfect but He knows when a guy is out or not..........too bad for Danzig Big jon wasn't there!



Actually it would be way more accurate to say too bad for Wiman that Big John wasn't there. That fight was over, end of story, if the ref hadn't made the early stoppage Wiman would have choked him out or made him tap, no need for a rematch. The early stoppage actually helped Danzig IMO

Post #12   8/19/10 5:07:40PM