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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Thanks, Big John McCarthy

Following this past Saturday's UFC Ultimate Fighter Live finale, the best referee in the business, Big John McCarthy, retired as an active ref. For those who follow the sport of MMA, Big John has been around since 1994 at UFC 2 and has been a fixture throughout the sport's development.

His trademark fight-starter of, "Are you ready? Are you ready? Let's get it on!", has been etched in the minds of viewers and fighters alike for years now and with the MMA fans it is more popular than Michael Buffer's famous, "Are you ready to Rummbblllllllllllle?!" It's more concise, to the point, and less showy, like the fights themselves.

Big John McCarthy will be missed by many, not the least of whom is this blogger, a fan of MMA since UFC 1. Thanks to the best referee out there who always put the fighter's safety first.Big John McCarthy and Randy

2 Barbaric Yawps:

At 11/12/07 2:25 pm, Blogger Sean the Blogonaut F.C.D. said...

Being a recent reader I didn't realise that you were a fan of MMA. We can only get UFC on cable here in Australia and its expensive. I have to rent the dvd's months after the fights have taken place and the result is known.

I've even engaged in some MMA training, but I am far too old for ring fighting :)

I quite like Rich Franklin

 
At 11/12/07 8:18 pm, Blogger BigHeathenMike said...

Franklin's a great fighter but Anderson Silva is out of this world as middleweight champion. He's beat the shit out of Franklin twice now, so Rich might be retiring or, at the least, waiting until there's a new champ to fight.

Glad to hear you're an MMA guy!

 

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