Big John McCarthy Coming Back To Refereeing?


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During a recent episode of Tagg Radio, legendary MMA referee Big John McCarthy turned some heads as he stated that he will be coming back to refereeing some day.

“Big” John McCarthy on his career in Referring:
“I quit reffing because I was disappointed in some of the things that were happening in the sport….I’ve been offered a lot of chances to comeback. I haven’t taken them yet, but yeah, eventually I’ll come back to refereeing because I love it.”

“CB tapped. Herb (Dean) did the right thing in stopping that fight…Amir has caught twice, so he’s got something to go work on.”

TG: “Roy”, Tagg Radio and FightLine


  1. Rayburn

    June 27, 2008 at 5:15 am

    Big john needs to come back and school some of these refs on how to judge if a fighter is in trouble or not.

  2. derek

    June 27, 2008 at 6:52 am

    yes, big john needs to come back to replace dan miragliotta!

  3. Ryan S

    June 27, 2008 at 7:15 am

    I'm not big on Ives Levigne or mario yamasocki either

  4. kom34

    June 27, 2008 at 12:27 pm

    levigne and miragliotta for sure. not because they don't know what they're doing. but because they don't seem to be good at making the right call when it's a toss up.

  5. dane drebin

    June 27, 2008 at 5:18 pm

    big john should ref every fight

  6. Nichole Lesniak

    June 27, 2008 at 9:14 pm

    Ugh…dane, I agree with you a lot, but Big John is no saint either.

    No ref is.

  7. Onri

    June 27, 2008 at 11:55 pm

    I'm just sad that Levigne let the Magnum PI mustashe go. It was right there. Right on the verge of becomming the new trend. Now theres noone to represent the 70's porn stashe and it could fade away again.

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