John McCarthy '99 percent likely' to ref UFC on FOX main event

by Steven Marrocco | source:

The California State Athletic Commission has earmarked "Big" John McCarthy as the referee for the main event of UFC on FOX 1, which features a heavyweight title fight between champ Cain Velasquez and challenger Junior Dos Santos.

It's the UFC's first event on major network television.

"The UFC has been informed that there is a 99 percent chance that John McCarthy will be in the cage for the main event," CSAC Executive Officer George Dodd today told

UFC on FOX 1 takes place Nov. 12 at Honda Center in Anaheim, Calif. The night's main event airs live on FOX as the showpiece of a one-hour broadcast.

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The Cats Pajamas site profile image  

11/8/11 5:32 PM by The Cats Pajamas

Because he is a total blowhard and a shitty ref.

disbeliever site profile image  

11/4/11 1:52 PM by disbeliever

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USAF Imagery Analyst site profile image  

11/4/11 1:45 PM by USAF Imagery Analyst

Always enjoy seeing BJM. Reminds me of the old days.

TopGrinder site profile image  

11/3/11 10:06 PM by TopGrinder

 I wouldnt be surprised if John stood the fight up from full mount and then call an early stoppage due to leg

RedVexx site profile image  

11/3/11 9:54 PM by RedVexx

As long as it is not Herb Dean I am cool with it. When was the last time BJM reffed a UFC event?

Arecsa site profile image  

11/3/11 8:59 PM by Arecsa

BJM is terrible these days. Should have been Josh or Herb.

Lib site profile image  

11/3/11 8:55 PM by Lib

i think after herb,and josh its a toss up between bjm and dan...

BlueDream site profile image  

11/3/11 8:32 PM by BlueDream

Herb is getting jobed