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Is Big John saying “Let’s NOT Get it On! as I am retiring and will no longer be available to referee for the UFC anymore.” ???

For all the shit Dana White throws towards the internet in general and Sherdog in particular, you think he’d save some specific evil-eye action for The Fight Network. It must piss him off that he has to play nice with them even when they continue to be at the center of lots of controversy and their lead reporter Loretta Hunt often has all digits plus private parts buried in drama.

The Fight Network was the one to announce the news of Randy’s retirement and the word is Loretta got first dibs on that because she’s helping the Natural out with a book and Couture works in an advisory position for the network. Now it looks like the Fight Network will also be part of Big John McCarthy retiring as a referee … they’ve just put out a media advisory for a press conference this Friday featuring the veteran official.

I’m not about to blame the Fight Network for being responsible for these announcements … after all, you don’t shoot the messenger do you? Unless you’re in Sparta, that is. Then you throw that motherfucker down a deep black hole never to be seen again. You just know that Dana White has dreams where he gets to do that to Loretta. She’d be like “Big John is retiring” and he’d be like “THIS IS ZUFFA, BITCH! YEEEEARGH!” And down into the hole she’d go.

  • Matt (tapout name shitstain)

    Loretta is probably writing a book on Big John as well.

  • kentyman
  • Fred

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Loretta isn’t Dana’s favorite person. She sure as hell isn’t Rampage’s favorite person. But, I hope The Fight Network keeps dropping those scoops.

  • Lifer

    fuck that, the announcement is that he’s going to fight Ryan for the interim cross-promotional cross-platform bloggers vs. referees belt. after he trashes caplan that is.. and why is it interim? i have no fucking idea.

  • Jersey Tomato

    Please remind me why I should care about anything that gap-toothed witch has to say??? Why Randy would hook up with her on his autobiography is beyond me….but then again lots of stuff Randy raises questions.

    If you think Fight Linker’s site resembles Junkie’s, take a look at the Fight Network and tell me they don’t use the same web designer as! I thought I clicked on the wrong link…

  • karat3

    Loretta Hunt is kinda sexy in that angry bitch kinda way. Her on InsideMMA is a good example.

  • hankd

    Not surprised at all that BJM is bolting…he’ll be back elsewhere…

  • Jersey Tomato


    please tell us you are joking…

  • Dru Down

    I’ve always been afraid to say it, but does anyone else feel like Loretta has slept with a lot of fighters? I mean like, a LOT.

  • c-ing_red

    It has been awesome seeing her on Inside MMA – everyone on the show PWNS her every second that she talks. I love to see a middle aged WOMAN try to match technical knowledge with Bas and the other two guys on the panel that are fighters. She sucks.

  • Mobb Deep

    Will Big John be taking his trademark “Lets get it on” phrase with him?God I hope the UFC has the rights to that cause Mazagatti’ “Lets do this” or “fight” is just not doing it.

  • RoB

    ^^ they can always say “lets go to war….came on” like the ref from hdnet says

  • Matt (tapout name shitstain)

    Loretta was like that ok looking smart chick that was in your one honors class that you didn’t belong in, that always looked down on you for saying dumb shit, but you could tell she wanted to fuck you type of chick.

  • ajadoniz

    This. Is. SpARTA!! Now rave!

  • Balloon Head

    i think Dirk Diggler, err I mean The ‘Stache says “Bring it on”

  • Xavier

    Bas is a moron.

    Anyways, BJM is retiring? That fucking blows, he’s the only good MMA ref so far. Why the fuck is he retiring, he has a pretty cake job.

  • hankd

    Maybe he doesn’t like the org? He’ll be back in the ring elsewhere…

  • Xavier

    It has nothing to do with organizations, he’s an athletic commission referee, he gets assigned to matches. No choice in the matter unless he wants to go ref unregulated events, which, if you know anything about him and how he was the lone voice in the early days of the UFC pushing for safety… definitely not the case.

    He’s probably retiring as an active ref so he can continue with his ref training school. Which sucks, since he’s the best ref MMA has had.

  • Mike O

    why in the fuck would you quit reffing? its like the best job ever. you get to meet every fighter, watch every fight up close, and get paid to do it. you get paid to do it and it you only have to work a few nights a month.

  • Jersey Tomato

    following up to Mike O’s comment: Plus, you get paid to do it.

  • fightlinker

    Dealing with moronic commissions doesn’t seem like much fun

  • S&M

    Nobody Knows for sure if he is leaving or not.

  • marshal

    You will be missed more than any fighter MCarthy.

  • frickshun

    Did any of you stop & think that maybe, just maybe, he’s violently allergic to BLACK LATEX? Neither did I, just putting it out there. Actually, Xavier is probably right, the sport is growing so fast that he’s probably expanding a ref school gig. Every sanctioning body of every state would potentially direct wanna-be ref’s to him for certification. He would be getting paaaaaaaid. And he would have his own damn business. Who wouldn’t want that?