“Big” John McCarthy Talks Retirement, Comeback, and Dollaway’s Tap

John McCarthyChris Fries and The JDH of Tagg Radio’s The Lights Out Show interviewed former UFC referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy on their last show. Here’s some snips from the interview:

ON WHY HE QUIT REFEREEING:

“I quit refereeing because I was disappointed in some of the things that were happening in the sport.”

ON WHETHER HE WILL MAKE A REFEREEING COMEBACK:

“I’ve been offered a lot of chances to come back. I haven’t taken them yet, but yeah, eventually I’ll come back to refereeing because I love it.”

ON IF CB DOLLAWAY TAPPED OUT:

“CB tapped. Herb (Dean) did the right thing in stopping that fight. Amir has caught him twice, so he’s got something to go work on.”

‘Big’ John also talks about a time when he blew a call in a huge MMA fight. McCarthy also expresses his frustration in the fact that there are no ramifications for BAD refereeing, and about a time when he got caught in the middle of two fighters and had to mount a fighter in the process. That and so much more in this jam-packed interview.

To hear this interview, tune into The Lights Out Show on the Tagg Radio Network at www.TaggRadio.com. New shows released every Tuesday and Thursday 8e/5p. This show, now archived, can be heard anytime at www.thelightsoutshow.com, www.iTunes.com, www.myspace.com/thelightsoutshow.