MMA and UFC News

MMA Referee Big John McCarthy Makes Octagon Return At ‘UFC On Versus 2’ On August 1

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



  1. marcos

    July 15, 2010 at 6:35 pm

    the best in the business is back.

  2. glebe

    July 17, 2010 at 7:02 am

    i met big john tonight at a nrl game in cronulla….. He is huge but really nice and so was his wife!

  3. Frank Dux

    August 9, 2010 at 11:41 am

    There’s a lot of bad refereeing out there…we need the best in the cage including Big John and Herb Dean, best MMA referees worldwide

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

To Top