Updated: "Big" John McCarthy Will Not Be Assigned To Ref UFC 104

After first being denied an officiating license in Nevada, now the best ref in the business will not be assigned to work UFC 104 despite being licensed in California since 2008.

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"Big" John McCarthy Will Not Ref UFC 104 in California

Despite being a licensed referee in the state of California it has been revealed that the CSAC will not be using his services for the UFC 104 card this Saturday. There are some obvious questions that need to be asked here. Mainly, why would the man most regard as the best ref in the business not be employed for the biggest shows in the state?


Sherdog is pushing for follow up
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Follow-up inquiries were sent Thursday and Monday to the CSAC’s Thornton asking for more specific criteria about who is assigned to referee UFCs, if McCarthy met the criteria, as well as which referees have been assigned to UFC 104. Those inquiries were not answered as of press time late Tuesday.

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