MMA News: “Big” John McCarthy To Retire Following TUF 6 Finale

Updated: December 6, 2007
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big john mccarthy

YahooSports is reporting, that “Big” John McCarthy will referee his last mixed martial arts event this weekend at The Ultimate Fighter Season 6 Finale in Las Vegas.

McCarthy is expected to announce his retirement today during a Fight Network press conference.

Earlier this week, we learned McCarthy has taken a job as a MMA analysis with The Fight Network.

McCarthy has been referring MMA since UFC 2 back in 1994. He holds a BJJ black belt from Rorion Gracie and owns his a gym in Valencia, CA called Big John McCarthy Ultimate Training Academy. For more on Big John Click Here


  1. kom34

    December 6, 2007 at 3:45 am

    damn, that kinda sucks. I like McCarthy, he is the best ref in the UFC. I hope he still plans on doing some reffing in the future maybe in Cali events.

  2. Joe

    December 6, 2007 at 9:38 am

    That is too bad. He's the best in the buiz hands down.

  3. derek

    December 6, 2007 at 11:48 am

    yeah, him, mazzigatti, and that japanese good were the 3 best UFC refs.

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