Originally Posted by marko
They don't mention that the Gracies refused entry into the competition to Big John McCarthy as he knew BJJ and with his size and more well rounded skillset he would prove to be a problem for Royce. Unable to take part in the competition as a fighter Big John decided he'd referee at UFC 2.
I thought it was because they already had someone representing bjj. Wasn't the main thing of ufc 1 to have a person represent each style to see which one was best?