Big John McCarthy to ref a Winnipeg fight
Per an article in the Winnipeg Free Press - PRINT EDITION, Big John McCarthy intends to "straighten some folks out" in Winnipeg!
Per Allan Besson of Freepress.mb.ca "McCarthy will be the third man in tonight's main event pitting heavyweights Rodrigo Munduruca of Winnipeg (via Rio de Janeiro) and Dan Christison of New Mexico. He'll also warm up by officiating a few of the 10 undercard bouts, including the welterweight (170 pounds) tilt between Dan Grandmaison and Claude Patrick, both out of Eastern Canada."
McCarthy also told Aporius that the belief some people have that MMA is brutal is a myth, saying: "In any combat sport, whether it is hockey, football, boxing, or MMA, if you take a great fighter and put him against someone who can't fight, that is brutality, because it is not competition."
And in all the online and in person discussions I've had about MMA, the skill used in MMA vs. other combat sports (like boxing), and what MMA really is all about, I'd never thought to equate MMA to something as simple tennis or poker. But Big John does, and quite well: "But when you take two people who are trained at what they do, and are pretty equal in skills, it is no difference if they are fighters in MMA, tennis players or poker players. Everyone who thinks they are the best wants to compete against another person to prove how good their skills are. That is what MMA is."
Well said. To read the article in its entirety, go here.
for some great info.