John McCarthy is no longer going wherever following PFL’s acquisition of Bellator. Nonetheless, his characteristic will swap.
McCarthy, a retired frail strive against sports actions referee who helped produce the Unified Tips of MMA, is no longer going to work as a commentator for PFL or its Bellator-branded events. As an quite diverse, McCarthy would perchance be aiding the commentators and broadcast team in the case of explaining and clarifying topics to the final public from a rules and regulations standpoint.
McCarthy confirmed the swap in an interview with MMA Junkie Radio.
“I’m going to be staying with the PFL because I had a contract with Bellator, and it aloof has a year on it, so the PFL picked that up,” McCarthy defined. “Will my characteristic be the an analogous? I don’t have it’s going to be the an analogous.
“I’ve it’s going to be extra towards rules and regulations, scoring the fights and doing this stuff – making obvious every person understands what’s being performed, if it’s being performed in the lovely formula and what alternatives enact the officials like.”
“Colossal John” McCarthy worked as a referee for heaps of years and was arguably basically the most traditional referee to work UFC events given his prolonged tenure and quality work. McCarthy stepped a ways from refereeing and joined Bellator as a commentator in 2018, the place he’s been commentating fights alongside Mauro Ranallo since.
He’s smitten by his unusual characteristic below the PFL and pleased to be aiding a broadcast team he respects.
“They’ve full commentators with Sean (O’Connell), Randy (Couture) and Kenny (Florian) being their colour guys,” McCarthy talked about. “They even like Dan Hardy. In narrate that they’re kinda staffed there, so I was love there’s no blueprint for me, nonetheless they in actuality came to me and talked about, ‘Hey, we like substantial solutions.’ So lovely now I get to follow the PFL.
“I search for at it: It’s the PFL, they absorbed Bellator and yes, there’s aloof a Bellator, and they factual announced Bellator vs. PFL in Saudi Arabia. It’s an fabulous card and I’m in a position to’t wait to explore it attain to fruition.”