VIDEO: Ref Big John McCarthy Breaks Down Rousimar Palhares Transgression in Jake Shields Fight

Pioneering referee Big John McCarthy testified in the recent Rousimar Palhares disciplinary hearing before the Nevada Athletic Commission in which Palhares was accused of unsportsmanlike conduct.

Rousimar Palhares UFC111_Weigh 750Palhares’ manager, Alex Davis, asked McCarthy to speak at the hearing as an expert witness, but McCarthy’s testimony didn’t help Palhares much, as McCarthy pointed out specifically why the former WSOF champion’s conduct in his fight with Jake Shields was unsportsmanlike.

At the end of the day, the Nevada commission suspended and fined Palhares, although it immediately drew fire for being less severe than the punishment dealt to Nick Diaz after he tested positive for marijuana.

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MMAWeekly.com was in the room to capture it all on video.

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