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“Big” John McCarthy Joining Bellator Broadcast Team

January 9, 2018 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas
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“Big” John McCarthy has signed on to the Bellator broadcast team. Bellator announced on Tuesday McCarthy will serve as color commentator for upcoming events, starting with Bellator 192 on January 20th.

“With the addition of ‘Big’ John to our broadcast team, we have put together the premier group of MMA commentators ahead of our Jan. 20 debut on the Paramount Network,” Bellator President Scott Coker said. “With John and Chael providing analysis, you’re getting two people who have spent more time in the cage than they have spent with a headset on, and that will translate to a positive viewing experience for Bellator fans.”

McCarthy is best known as a referee for some of the biggest MMA fights of the last twenty years in the UFC, Bellator and more. Bellator said McCarthy “will also provide a unique level of first-hand insight to the plethora of original content produced by Bellator’s digital team.”

“I first want to say how grateful I am for the opportunity I have been given to work with the incredible team Bellator has assembled. It is always so hard to leave something you love, but I have always wanted to step away based on my terms rather than someone else’s. My goals are to work as hard as I can to meet the expectations everyone will have for me and to hopefully someday exceed them.” McCarthy said. “I cannot think of anyone I would rather be working with than Scott Coker. Scott has always been a person I admire because of his honesty, loyalty and love for the martial arts. I want to thank everyone from Bellator and Viacom for the trust you are bestowing upon me to keep the commentating of Bellator MMA at the highest levels of the sport.”