Oh Kevin, you so crazy. I’m not going to pretend I wouldn’t post news of John McCarthy’s retirement if I had proof it was going to happen. But I’d at least have the decency to frame the information around the fact that John McCarthy was having a press conference on Friday to make a formal announcement regarding the subject.
Of course, this means you can probably expect a few choice words from the veteran ref regarding the UFC and the way it treats people. You might even find out that John isn’t retiring from reffing, but rather from reffing for the UFC. Well, you would if you checked out Big John’s press conference. But hey, who needs to do that now that Kevin Iole has broken the story and you know everything you need to know about it???
It’s a bit premature to say for sure that there’s some fishy shit going on behind the scenes here … but OMG the only thing fishier than this would be Salmon vs Fisher for the undisputed fish-related name title.