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Big John McCarthy Believes McGregor’s Time At The Top Is Over

Former UFC referee and Bellator commentator John McCarthy doesn't believe UFC megastar Conor McGregor can return to his best in the sport. Many fans and pundits believe McGregor's latest setback signaled the end of his time competing at the highest level of MMA. Having suffered his first knockout loss earlier...

Quote: Dana White Stole Everything From Vince McMahon

One former referee and currently well-known personality thinks Dana White owes Vince McMahon a Christmas card this year. White has become quite the figure for not just the UFC but MMA in general. He hasn't been afraid to speak his mind while MMA was continuing its rise in popularity. While...

John McCarthy Believes Brendan Schaub Silenced UFC Boss Dana White

Former referee and current Bellator color commentator "Big" John McCarthy feels Brendan Schaub had UFC President Dana White silenced. It's no secret that Schaub and White don't get along. Schaub claimed that he made significantly more money with his own sponsors than what Reebok was offering with the UFC outfitting...

‘Big’ John McCarthy Weighs In On Incident Between Dan Hardy & Herb Dean

A lot has been made on the incident between Dan Hardy and Herb Dean, and "Big" John McCarthy has his own take. Dean served as an official for UFC on ESPN 14 on July 25. There were two bouts that many felt Dean stopped too late, with one being considered...

John McCarthy Thinks Max Holloway Beat Alex Volkanovski At UFC 251

Former referee and Bellator color commentator "Big" John McCarthy doesn't agree with the judges who scored Alex Volkanovski vs. Max Holloway II. Much has been made over the co-main event of UFC 251. Volkanovski put the UFC featherweight championship on the line against Holloway in a rematch. "The Great" defeated...

‘Big’ John McCarthy Feels Second Attempt At UFC 249 Will Be Smooth

"Big" John McCarthy has a far more positive outlook on the UFC's second attempt to hold their next pay-per-view. UFC 249 is scheduled to take place this Saturday night (May 9). In the main event, Tony Ferguson and Justin Gaethje will collide for the interim lightweight title. The co-main event...

‘Big’ John McCarthy Weighs In On UFC Postponing Events

Former referee and current Bellator color commentator "Big" John McCarthy has given his take on the UFC having to postpone future events. UFC president Dana White had been adamant that the promotion would continue to push forward with events amid the coronavirus. White even fired shots at the MMA media...

‘Big’ John McCarthy Calls Jon Jones An ‘Absolute Loser’ Outside The Cage

"Big" John McCarthy has hurled criticism towards Jon Jones following his DWI arrest. On March 26, Jones found himself in jail. Albuquerque police found Jones inside a car with the engine on in the area of 3rd Street and Central Avenue. The cops on duty were responding to a criminal complaint...

‘Big’ John McCarthy Says MMA Judges Must Understand Scoring Criteria

Bellator color commentator "Big" John McCarthy believes some MMA judging just aren't grasping the scoring criteria. McCarthy is never shy on commentary duties when it comes to judging in MMA bouts. When there's a scorecard he disagrees with, he'll voice his opinion and explain why he feels the criteria for...

‘Big’ John McCarthy Says Dan Hooker’s Win Over Paul Felder Was No Robbery

Former referee and current Bellator color commentator "Big" John McCarthy doesn't believe Dan Hooker's win over Paul Felder was a robbery. This past Saturday night (Feb. 22), Hooker and Felder collided in the main event of UFC Auckland. Both men put on a show as expected for five rounds. In...

‘Big’ John McCarthy Feels Dominick Reyes Beat Jon Jones

Former referee and current Bellator color commentator "Big" John McCarthy believes Dominick Reyes deserved the nod over Jon Jones. This past Saturday night (Feb. 8), Reyes challenged Jones for the UFC light heavyweight championship. The title bout headlined UFC 247 inside the Toyota Center in Houston, Texas. After five rounds...

John McCarthy Explains Why He Believes Dana White Is Against Cross-Promotion

Dana White and the UFC have been reluctant to cross-promote in years and Bellator commentator, John McCarthy believes he knows why. McCarthy believes the UFC doesn't want to cross-promote after sending Chuck Liddell to PRIDE and not getting anything in return. “Dana got ripped, and I don’t blame him...

‘Big’ John McCarthy Feels Referee Dan Miragliotta Got Emotional In Michael Page’s Last Bout

"Big" John McCarthy likes referee Dan Miragliotta, but he feels his emotions sometimes get the best of him. Miragliotta was the official for Michael Page's last Bellator outing against Richard Kiely. There was some bad blood between Page and Kiely going into the fight. Page is known for his showboating...

‘Big’ John McCarthy Not a Fan of Ending Early Weigh-ins

Veteran referee "Big" John McCarthy is speaking out against ending early morning weigh-ins. Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) president Dana White dropped a bombshell when he revealed the promotion is getting rid of early weigh-ins. White said that the UFC will be going back to the old way of doing weigh-ins,...
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‘Cormier Didn’t Know he Had Fought Jones Following KO’ – “Big” John McCarthy

Daniel Cormier asked why his belt was being given to Jon Jones, such was the disorientation experienced following his devastating knockout loss at UFC 214 McCarthy recently conducted an interview with RT Sport where he opened up on the harsh realities of concussion following Cormier's head kick KO loss in Anaheim...