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“Big” John McCarthy likely to referee UFC on FOX main event

“Big” John McCarthy is the most famous referee in MMA, he’s been a part of the UFC organization since the beginning, and he’ll be in the octagon when the company makes their network TV debut on November 12. CSAC Executive Officer George Dodd informed the UFC that, “there is a 99% chance” that McCarthy will be the referee for the UFC on FOX main event between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos.

The news was first reported by

McCarthy, who retired from being a UFC referee after The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale in December 2007, returned as the third man in the cage at UFC 117 in August 2010.

UFC President Dana White had previously stated that he wanted Herb Dean, who he believes is the best in the business, to oversee the main event title fight. Dean, along with Larry Landless will also be referee’s at the event although they have not been given fight assignments as of yet.

  • MickeyC says:

    You guys check out this photo above. Why does cains nose look like Humpty’s? Jr’s nose was always hammered, but the photo is nice to MR V.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    i think it’s fitting that big john is the 3rd man in the cage that fight… it’s a big deal and he’s been there since the begining…

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  • MCM says:

    Thumbs up if you caught MickeyC’s, Digital Underground reference.

    I think Herb has a tendency to let the fighters rest on the ground more than Big John. Not that I expect any LnP in this match, but I think they’re just doing their best to minimize the chances of a boring fight.

    If you don’t want to watch the fights online, I just read that Fox Deportes (spanish fox) will be showing the Guida/Henderson and Garza/Piorier fights live. No Joe and Goldy, but I find them slightly annoying anyway.

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  • Rece Rock says:

    Oh Shit Really?? Thanks MCM I’ll def watch that shit ! good looking out thanks for the heads up!

    Thumbs up MCM.

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  • YetiLee says:

    I also read for us Fellow Canadians who don’t get that channel up here that Rogers Sportsnet will be showing the other fights that are airing on the spanish Fox network.

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