Why is Big John not in UFC anymore?
So I was watching some SF this weekend and of course couldn't help but notice the worlds best ref (imo) Big John McCarthy reffing some matches. I know people have talked about him not being in the UFC and that blowing donkey balls. But does anyone know WHY he isn't in the UFC anymore?
I can't find anything right now, but I thought Dana has said in interviews that he thinks Big John is fantastic. So if it's not on the UFC's side, who is it that's not letting him ref the UFC matches? The Athletic Commission?
So I guess I'm starting the thread so that if really no one knows on here we can at least speculate as to why?
My initial gut reaction would be for some (dub-f*ck) reason whoever decides where the guys ref didn't like the 'star' status of Big John, and so they pulled him. I say this only because I notice the tend to rotate refs, so that's the cause for him doing other things. And the 'star' factor being the reason was the LEAST terrible ignorant choice I could think of that they would pull him from the UFC matches.
Any other ideas?