Currently, Mc Carthy lives in Los Angeles with his wife Elaine.They have three grown children: Ronald II (named after his grandfather), daughter, Britney "Shae" and John Junior (AKA "Little John").The brand-new venue that will host the card is set to open this fall.Dating back to 2008, Moncton will mark the 11th Canadian city the promotion has visited.According to a UFC interview, the nickname was given to him by UFC co-founder and promoter Art Davie.
Mc Gregor is due back in a New York court on June 14th and White has suggested the outcome of his legal case will dictate whether he has a short-term future in UFC. "I’m pretty confident that is the fight that Conor wants and I’m pretty confident that’s is the fight Khabib wants," added White of a potential showdown with Nurmagomedov. "It all depends on what goes on with him in New York (court case) in June.
Mc Carthy is perhaps best known for his officiating of numerous bouts promoted by the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) dating back to UFC 2. In February 2015, Big John & Bellator commentator Sean Wheelock launched their new weekly podcast, Let's Get It On with Big John Mc Carthy & Sean Wheelock.
Known to fans as "Big" John Mc Carthy, he took a brief sabbatical from officiating toward the end of 2007 to pursue a career in television commentary for The Fight Network and also provided commentary for Affliction, before returning to his role as a referee in 2008. In 1985, Mc Carthy became a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) following his father Ronald, who worked as a police officer for thirty years.
He has also appeared on the Fight Science episode Super Cops on national Geographic.
Mc Carthy also appeared in the TV series Friends, season 3 episode 24 "The One with the Ultimate Fighting Champion" where he plays the referee of a UFC match between Tank Abbott and Jon Favreau.