Keith Kizer says protocol, not “blacklist,” reason for ref John McCarthy’s NSAC status
Veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy hasn’t refereed a mixed martial arts contest in Nevada in nearly two years.
And a recently denied
McCarthy application to the Nevada State Athletic Commission means
“Big” John still isn’t eligible to officiate in the state.
But as NSAC Executive Director Keith Kizer told MMAjunkie.com, conspiracy theorists can take a rest; McCarthy
isn’t the only veteran referee that the commission simply doesn’t have
a use for at this time.