John McCarthy ’99 percent likely’ to ref UFC on FOX main event
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 MMAjunkie.com.
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.