I absolutely cannot stand Big John McCarthy

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  1. it is what it is

    it is what it is Blue Belt

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    His tough guy ref bullshit rubs me the wrong way, and can get borderline disrespectful. He the only ref that does this, and acts like he dealing with suspects instead of professional athletes......just don't like the man
     
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    sidecheckkick Double Yellow Card Double Yellow Card

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    I don't like him for KOing Aldo

     
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  3. Dick

    Dick 1PunchKO Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    Yeah I'm not a fan either. People were comparing Goddard to McCarthy in the Marlon Vera fight, but Goddard legit had reasons to be a dick.
     
  4. Hulk Brogan

    Hulk Brogan Brown Belt

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    i'm sure he's devastated by this
     
  5. TUFNewb

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    I know right Aldo was just about to pull guard.
     
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  6. Cobra201

    Cobra201 Orange Belt

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    He is a good ref though. When has he had any really bad stops?
     
  7. Steroids**

    Steroids** Blue Belt

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    I agree, watch earlier UFC matches when he's like in his 20's. He's even worse!

    But i haven't seen any recent bad stops from him.
     
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    Dick 1PunchKO Staff Member Senior Moderator

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    I've heard people say John's knee just glanced, but look at how Aldo's limbs react the second McCarthy makes impact, His knee puts him limp, not Conor.
     
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    He will be so distraught over this TS
     
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    it is what it is Blue Belt

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    And I'm sure every mma fighter you've ever mentioned since getting your purple belt here cares about the opinions you've shared
     
  11. Shaungotti

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    Yeah I get tired of some of the overly vocal refs, including Big John at times. He does pull out the "do you know who I am" tone a little too often.

    I can't think of the exact refs but there's a couple who immediately get annoyed if a fight goes to the ground. Within seconds they'll pull out the "advance your position or I'll stand you up" in a very condescending tone. That shit always annoys me.
     
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  12. Aerose91

    Aerose91 Brown Belt

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    Can't deny he's the best ref in the game, though
     
  13. Cry0Therapy737

    Cry0Therapy737 Brown Belt

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    At least he's consistent.

    Someone is going to die while Herb is reffing or have to get some dental work done if their mouthpiece comes out, Bisping's lucky he didn't lose any teeth yesterday.
     
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    He has a strange demeanor for sure. I think he's just going over the top to seem impartial. Given how friendly, and out going he is in almost any interview I see of him. It feels like he's just trying to make sure that he's drawing a line where his professionalism starts for the job. And makes it clear not to cross it. Just comes off as a bit much, he probably dosen't intend for it to be.
     
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    Yari ななせまる

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    The fuck did Big John ever do to you?
     
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    NinjaNiK Алфа Краљица Platinum Member

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    Say what? o_O I love teh Big John and his strong armed disposition. :)
     
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    Schatten42 Blue Belt

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    Keith Peterson is pretty damned consistent. And the fact that no one talks a lot about him likely means he's doing his job better than most.
     
  19. Codpiece

    Codpiece I was penetrated by a 9’ Johnson

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    Lavigne is better, and Rosenthal was better too. BJM isn't bad at all but he is a little heavy handed.
     
  20. lts5025

    lts5025 "What the **** is a Dim Mack?"

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    Big John was an LAPD cop in the late 80's and in the 90's and was training BJJ before anyone knew what it was. He has seen some serious shit and is a legit tough dude. He is a good ref because he's not intimidated or starstruck by any fighters.
     

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