Mike Straka’s new HDNet television show entitled “Fighting Words” had legendary MMA referee “Big” John McCarthy on as a guest this past week*. “Big” John takes us back to the early days of the UFC and sets the record straight on why he ended up as a referee instead of a fighter inside the Octagon (He told us here at ProMMAnow.com the same story last year).
“Big” John talks about some of the bad calls and mistakes he’s made inside the ring over the years. He talks about the current challenges and problems today’s referees and judges face in professional mixed martial arts, and some possible ways to help alleviate those issues.
“Big” John also shares his views on how the sport has evolved since he first started, he talks about the issue of team mates fighting one another, and he gives his opinion on who he thinks are some of today’s rising stars in MMA. All this and much more on “Fighting Words”.
*This episode of “Fighting Words” originally aired on 5-7-10 on HDNet.