MMA video interview: Big John McCarthy on the Unified Rules

Big John McCarthy was the referee most associated with the Ultimate Fighting Championship for many years. He joins Kid Nate for this MMA Tete-A-Tete to discuss Big John's Fight Club a new mobile app and his role in the creation of the MMA Unified Rules.

I'm back with another installment of the MMA Tete-A-Tete: Coarsening the Discourse. Joining me is Big John McCarthy, the legendary UFC referree.

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Big John is talking about his new mobile app Big John's MMA Fight Club and we also discuss his pivotal role in the creation of the first-ever UFC rules set and his involvement, along with the late Jeff Blatnick, in developing the Unified Rules of MMA which still govern the sport.

Big John's MMA Fight Club app allows MMA fans around the world to predict the outcome of UFC, Strikeforce, Bellator, Invicta and PXC fight matchups. Fans earn virtual dollars that can be used toward the purchase of Big John MMA gear and there will be prizes awarded, through monthly contests and sweepstakes, to the member base. The app is available to iPhone, iPad, iTouch Mobile, Droid and Web users.

Big John, the most well-known, respected referee of the MMA community, provides exclusive commentary along with a new guest celebrity fighter each month. App users can challenge their friends to test their knowledge of the fighters and prediction abilities against both the guest host and each other. Former UFC Heavyweight Champion, Bas Rutten is currently serving as the first guest host for November and December.

The cost of the app is $1.99 and users can also enter to win a trip to the fights and meet Big John. More details can be found at www.MMAFightClubApp.com.

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