BIG John McCarthy Interview | Why Cops and Kids Need BJJ

Today I’m joined by BIG John McCarthy for an interview on First Class Fatherhood. BIG John McCarthy is a First Class Father, Legendary MMA Referee and current broadcaster for Bellator MMA. He also co-hosts the MMA and combat sports podcast "Weighing In" with Josh Thomson. John is known for his delivery of "Let's Get It On!" at the beginning of every MMA fight. He served as one of the head referees for nearly every fight in the UFC from UFC 2 until UFC 77. He has refereed for promotions all over the globe including the UFC, K-1, Strikeforce, Affliction, Bellator, King of the Cage and many others. He is a black belt in Brazilian jiu-jitsu. In 1985, John became a police officer for the Los Angeles Police Department and retired from the force in 2007. In this Episode, John shares his Fatherhood journey which includes three children. He discusses the benefits of kids learning Brazilian jiu-jitsu and the importance of teaching BJJ to police officers all across America. He describes the discipline style he grew up with and how the type of disciplinarian he is as a dad. He talks about the Fatherless Crisis and the need for more dads to be in their kids' lives. He offers some great advice for new or about to be Dads and more!

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