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UFC Tweets of the Day: 'Big' John McCarthy defends low blow call, Matt Brown denies faking it

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Referee 'Big' John McCarthy addressed the two discussion points during the last UFC event, the 'fake' low blow on Brown, and Lawler's kick while his opponent was down.

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'Big' John McCarthy got some flak during the UFC on FOX 12 main event for calling a low blow and giving Matt Brown some time to rest, as it appeared to be a legal shot during the replay. The experienced referee defended his stance and took to twitter to speak about the somewhat controversial call:

Brown himself also has vehemently denied that he pretended to get hit below the belt.

"I've read some things saying that said I faked the nut shot. I would never do that in my f*cking life." Brown said on Facebook, "That's bullshit. Period. End of story."

Another talking point during the bout was a kick thrown by Robbie Lawler while Brown was down moments before the fight ended. This actually seems like a no-brainer since it was a blocked kick, but with some people still asking about the legality, McCarthy had to address his no-call on twitter: