BJM draws UFC on FOX 9 main event


'Big' John McCarthy, who used to be a staple inside the UFC octagon unti he's 2007 retirement, will be refeereing the UFC on FOX 9 main event:

Veteran referee John McCarthy will oversee Saturday’s flyweight title bout between champion Demetrious Johnson (18-2-1 MMA, 6-1-1 UFC) and Joseph Benavidez (19-3 MMA, 6-1 UFC) at UFC on FOX 9.

If the headliner goes the distance, judges Derek Cleary, Mike Bell and Wade Vierra will score the fight, according to a representative from the California State Athletic Commission.

MMAjunkie today requested and received officials assignments from the commission, which oversees the fight card at Sleep Train Arena in Sacramento. The event’s main card airs live on FOX following prelims on FOX Sports 1 and MMAjunkie.

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Although official are selected by athletic commissions, John McCarthy was at almost every major UFC event as the promoter often had input as to who they would prefer work their shows. McCarthy retired in 2007 to purse other endeavors, but eventually returned back to reffing. During his absence, McCarthy spoke publically about some issues with the UFC and some of the major athletic commissons and on his return to the sport, was somewhat blackballed by Zuffa and those same ACs.

However, McCarthy is a long-time California resident and regardless of whether or not the UFC would like to use him, the California State Athletic Commission has assigned him to this show.




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Hikikomori site profile image  

12/11/13 11:34 AM by Hikikomori

I can see bjm manhandling them if they try to hit after the bell.

pato1 site profile image  

12/11/13 9:35 AM by pato1

I don't want to be butthurt over spelling mistakes either but the first caption was sooo bad that my inner grammar nazi awoke."he's 2007 retirement" "refeereing the UFC on FOX 9 main event"

AK-BJJ site profile image  

12/11/13 8:55 AM by AK-BJJ

The star of the show! Can't wait to hear his funny banter with a fighter who has just been fouled... He has no idea the camera is on him and just has that kind of relationship with the athletes.

UGCTT_THE Kevin Chandler site profile image  

12/11/13 8:31 AM by UGCTT_THE Kevin Chandler

"McCarthy retired in 2007 to purse other endeavors,..."   Jesus, UG Blog, all you ever add is a paragraph and do you NEVER proof read your shit?!  I know it's just one 'u', but I wouldn't harp on it if it didn't happen with like EVERY UG Blog post.   I also don't like the pre-warnings.  (imo) The best ref is the one we don't know is there until he stops the fight.

radiobaby site profile image  

12/11/13 7:10 AM by radiobaby

Pretty sure the 'c'mon' bit is Mazagatti's. Man I dunno when it happened but bjm has been really annoying to me the last couple years. Seems like he's always interjecting. Over-reffing always fucks up the flow of a fight. I especially hate his PREwarnings when he thinks a fighter MIGHT throw an illegal shot.

I GOT WEE'D ON BY WEIDMAN site profile image  

12/11/13 12:38 AM by I GOT WEE'D ON BY WEIDMAN


kflinchy site profile image  

12/10/13 9:41 PM by kflinchy

^that's what she said

LyotoBundy site profile image  

12/10/13 9:07 PM by LyotoBundy

He's gonna look HUGE in there