Mixed Martial Arts’ most popular referee “Big” John McCarthy will be making his octagon return at the ‘UFC on Versus 2: Jones vs Matyushenko’ event, which is scheduled to take place on August 1st at the San Diego Sports Arena in San Diego, California.
On December 7, 2007, McCarthy stated that he would retire as the UFC’s head referee after officiating the Roger Huerta vs. Clay Guida match at The Ultimate Fighter: Team Hughes vs. Team Serra Ultimate Finale card on December 8, 2007. McCarthy made his return to officiating MMA on November 21, 2008, at the event Strikeforce: Destruction. August 1st will be his first time returning to the UFC cage since retiring back in December of 2007