"As I enter a new chapter in my life, I look forward to demonstrating my love and passion for the MMA world in my new role at The Fight Network. It's a perfect fit for me and I can't wait to get started."
-- "Big" John McCarthy comments on his retirement from mixed martial arts as a referee and his new career as an on-air personality and strategic adviser for The Fight Network. McCarthy will retire after officiating his 535th bout (the main event between Roger Huerta and Clay Guida) this Saturday night for The Ultimate Fighter (TUF) 6 Finale in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 8. For more background click here.