John McCarthy

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31 Jul, 2017

Referee McCarthy responds to Cormier’s post-UFC 214 apology

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In response to Cormier’s apology to Referee McCarthy, which he posted after his loss to Jon Jones….

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First off, thank you all for the kind words. I have felt the support. Congratulations to Jon Jones and his team. They did a phenomenal job and got the victory. Also, to Big John McCarthy, I would like to apologize for acting up with you. I am thankful for the time you gave me to try and defend myself and stay in the fight. You are the best in the business for a reason. I also wanna thank my team and my coaches. I love you all from the bottom of my heart. Your time and energy is greatly appreciated. You guys did a wonderful job, I was ready. It's a fist fight and things happen. Dana White and the @ufc, thank you for being the premiere organization in all of MMA. Again, congrats to Team Jones and JacksonWink. Love you all. I'll see you soon. DC 📷@layziethesavage

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…McCarthy responds:

26 Nov, 2016

McGregor ‘controls the fight, hurts people’

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Referee McCarthy talks about McGregor’s performance in UFC 205.

Conor McGregor, whether you like him or don’t like him, the man can fight. He is so calm at what he’s doing. He controls the fight. Eddie probably did not fight the right fight for him against someone like Conor. I think he kinda got drawn into the whole thing of ‘I wanna beat you up’. I know what the guy has got. Everyone always wants to sit there and doubt someone [but] Conor McGregor has proved… the guy has got talent and he’s got power. His left hand, he hurts people all the time. They only guy who has stayed up with that left hand – but was multiple times knocked down – was Nate Diaz, and who knocks Nate Diaz out?

John McCarthy on Refereeing McGregor vs Alvarez, Eddie's Mistakes & Conor Being Underestimated

25 Aug, 2016

Video: White tells McGregor to go to hospital

Video appearance

McGregor’s boxing coach releases video of McGregor from inside the SBG changing room, including McGregor’s walk out, his corner discussing the score before the official announcement, and McCarthy having an in-depth discussion with the featherweight champion moments before the fight. When White enters the dressing room after the fight and tells McGregor that ‘he’s gotta go to the hospital,’ McGregor replies:

I’ll have a shower, put on a suit, speak to the media and then I’ll go. I’m honestly grand.

UFC 202 Mc Gregor v Diaz – Coach Roddy Vlog 11.0 – Fight Night

30 Apr, 2016

Referee: McGregor was guaranteed $10m

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McCarthy says McGregor was guaranteed $10m for UFC 200.

I talked to Lorenzo Fertitta at UFC 197 standing in the back and we started talking. And he said, ‘I never thought that when I had a guy guaranteed $10 million I would have a problem.’ If you don’t think $10 million is a lot of money to make for a fight, you are crazy. That is life changing money. That hand in poker, he lost. That $10 million might not be $10 million the next time he fights because it’s not UFC 200.

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