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  1. PizDoff is offline

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    Legendary referee McCarthy retiring

    Legendary referee McCarthy retiring

    By Kevin Iole

    Thursday, Dec 6, 2007 12:21 am EST

    LAS VEGAS The best known referee in mixed martial arts will step down after Saturday's UFC card at the Palms Hotel.

    "Big" John McCarthy, who has been a referee since UFC 2 in 1994, will work the main event of The Ultimate Fighter finale on Saturday between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida and then announce his retirement.

    McCarthy, 45, will take a job as an MMA analyst with The Fight Network.

    McCarthy, who began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu with Rorion Gracie in 1993, has become more popular with UFC fans than many of the fighters whom he officiates.

    McCarthy, who operates an MMA gym in Valencia, Calif., has worked every UFC card since UFC 2 except for UFC 78 last month in Newark, N.J. According to his website, BigJohnMcCarthy.com, he's officiated more than 500 MMA bouts.
    Let us know your thoughts on McCarthy and how you think his retirement will impact the sport.

    http://sports.yahoo.com/mma/blog/mma...?urn=mma,56463

    Kevin Iole is a MMA expert now?

    What next? Inconsistent reffing? Early stoppages? Refs with names Bruce Buffer cannot pronounce?
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    Posted On:
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    My thoughts on him retiring are that finally he can give his candid opinion, which is cool.

    My thoughts on your thoughts are that, as usual, you're a fucking idiot with a small penis.
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    Well, at least we get expert on penis size to chime in.

    Now we know why you like "Big" John.

    Regarding the OP, sorry to see him go but as Cracky said, good to see that he's going into commentary.
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    I want to see him fight!, he looks like he would do well.
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    A loss to MMA
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dragon_Kenpo
    A loss to MMA
    Keen observation. :f-off:



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    Quote Originally Posted by Jadonblade
    I want to see him fight!, he looks like he would do well.
    If I remember correctly he actually wanted to fight, but somebody (Rorion?) convinced him to be the referee instead. Guess they figured one BJJ guy was enough.
    Curiosity killed the cat. But damn it had a blast.
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    Wow. Big John is a legend. I look forward to hearing his comments and such.
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    12/07/2007 9:56am

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    He's contribution to MMA is great and he's one of the people I will associate WITH UFC and MMA in general. I Hope his Ref school that teaches to be fair and informed and also ensures said ref's practice or have an extremely good knowledge of MMA which seemed to be a winning formula for John.
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    It's too bad he's retiring... the UFC already has a replacement, that Dan Magliatti (spelling teh s00k) guy.
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