Legendary mixed martial arts referee “Big” John McCarthy has been assigned by the California State Athletic Commission (CSAC) a referee position at the upcoming Strikeforce “Destruction” card on Nov 21 from the HP Pavilion in San Jose, CA.
McCarthy best known for saying the phrase â€œLetâ€™s get it onâ€, left refereeing last year to pursue a MMA analyst job with TheFightNetwork. He recently left the position amongst internal turmoil at the Canadian based company.
â€œI had a good time doing [commentary] and it was fun … The Fight Network overextended itself and wasnâ€™t ready to do certain things that they said that they were going to be able to do. It just didnâ€™t work out there.â€
Following his retirement from refereeing, McCarthy made it clear to the media that he will return someday to referee another fight. In less then a year he has found himself back on the roster of the CSAC list of referees for Strikeforce “Destruction”.
â€œI missed doing it … Sometimes when you walk away from something and you think itâ€™s time, once youâ€™re away you realize what youâ€™re missing â€“- itâ€™s kind of like why guys come back to fighting. Itâ€™s what I like doing. Itâ€™s what I was meant to do.â€
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