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Referee for Conor McGregor vs. Nate Diaz 2 has been announced

Published On July 18, 2016 | MMA News
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Fox SportsVeteran referee “Big” John McCarthy will be the third man in the Octagon to oversee Conor McGregor against Nate Diaz at UFC 202.

When Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz face off next month at UFC 202, veteran referee “Big” John McCarthy will be the third man in the Octagon to oversee the action.

The Nevada State Athletic Commission approved McCarthy as the referee for the highly anticipated bout taking place on August 20 at the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas.

Herb Dean was the referee in the first fight at UFC 196, but this time around the commission opted to go with McCarthy as the head official for the fight.

Both McGregor and Diaz were given notice if there were any issues about the referee assignment, but neither had any complaints about McCarthy as the chosen official.

As for the judges, Nevada selected Derek Cleary, Jeff Mullen and Glenn Trowbridge as the officials to score the fight.

McGregor and Diaz meet in one of the most highly anticipated rematches of all time following their first fight, which ended up as a massive card for the UFC back in March.

Diaz submitted McGregor in the second round with a rear naked choke to hand the Irishman his first and only loss inside the Octagon.

Now McGregor will seek revenge as he meets Diaz in a special welterweight showdown in Las Vegas in August.

Unlike Jon Jones, Conor McGregor and Nate Diaz have no issues with “Big” John McCarthy refereeing their bout.

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