Big John Mccarthy
Big John McCarthy
Real Name/Full Name John Michael McCarthy
Nick Name/Celebrated Name: Big John McCarthy
Birth Place: Los Angeles, California, United States
Date Of Birth/Birthday: 12 October 1962
Age/How Old: 61 years old
Height/How Tall: In Centimetres – 193 cm
In Feet and Inches – 6′ 3″
Weight: In Kilograms – 117 Kg
In Pounds – 258 lbs
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Hair Color: N/A
Parents Name: Father – N/A
Mother –N/A
Siblings: N/A
School: N/A
College: N/A
Religion: N/A
Nationality: American
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Gender: Male
Sexual Orientation: Straight
Marital Status: Married
Girlfriend: N/A
Wife/Spouse Name: Elaine MacCarthy
Kids/Children Name: John Michael Jr., Britney and Ronald II
Profession: Current  Bellator MMA broadcaster and former professional MMA referee
Net Worth: $2 million
Last Updated: April 2024

Some professions can risk your life if you are not careful on the way you relate to people. This is because it is usually very difficult for human beings to accept defeat. Many times, we always want to blame another person for our failures which if not well handled can lead to unhealthy grudges.

Some of the people who have suffered the pain of having an angry client or person around them are referees. Despite knowing the dangers this position hold. Big John still risked being a mixed martial art referee. Although he is now retired, he felt he was not ready to stay away from the game and therefore decided to go back to the game but this time round not an active member but as a broadcaster for Bellator MMA.

Well, how well do you know about Big John McCarthy? If not much, we have compiled all you need to know about Big John McCarthy’s net worth in 2024, his age, height, weight, wife, kids, biography and complete details about his life. Well, if you’re all set, here is what we know about Big John McCarthy to date.

Biography and Early Life

On 12th of October in 1962, in Los Angeles, California in the United States of America, one family was happy as they were celebrating the arrival of their baby boy. After sitting down and deliberating, they decided to name him John Michael McCarthy. They raised him just like any other child but as he was growing up, they noticed something unique in him which was clearly evident in his size and stature.

Big John is one of those celebrities who believe in keeping information about his childhood life and other relations away from the public. Therefore, there is nothing known of his background except his year of birth and his birthplace. We are however still investigating his parents’ names and occupation as well as their brothers and sisters.

Age, Height, Weight & Body Measurement

So, how old is Big John McCarthy in 2024 and what is his height and weight? Well, Big John McCarthy’s age is 61 years old as of today’s date 23rd April 2024 having been born on 12 October 1962. Though, he is 6′ 3″ in feet and inches and 193 cm in Centimetres tall, he weighs about 258 lbs in Pound and 117kg in Kilograms.


As mentioned above, there is very little known about Big John’s life as he tends to talk much about what he has been able to achieve in his career life and stuff like that. Therefore, it is very difficult to tell whether he attended school or not and if he did, there is no information of the school he attended. We are also trying to find out whether he attended college and the course he majored on.

Personal Life: Dating, Girlfriends, Wife, Kids

Big John Mccarthy With Wife Elaine MacCarthy
Big John McCarthy With Wife Elaine MacCarthy

No matter how secretive you are, if you are very proud of your spouse and children, once in a while, you will find yourself mentioning them. This is exactly what has happened to Big John. He is very secretive and always tries the best he can to keep the information of his personal life away from the public, but he can’t avoid mentioning his wife and children in his conversations.

Therefore, it is no secret that John is a married man with three kids. He is the husband to Elaine McCarthy and the proud father of John Michael Jr., Britney, and Ronald II. His son Ronald II is named after John Sr.’s father and he has been an MMA judge since 2013.

Is Big John McCarthy Gay?

Big John McCarthy might not be very good at sharing his personal information but at least he is very open about his wife and family. Therefore, it is clear that he is not gay due to the fact that he has been married to his wife for several years now and are together parents of 3.

Professional Career

Big John is known as the most senior referee to work in the UFC and has had a reputation of doing the best in delivering “Let’s Get It On”! This is a catchphrase that Mills Lane (a boxing referee) created. During his career as a referee, he was the main referee in almost every fight starting from UFC 2 to UFC 77.

He was also considered as part of the UFC just like the octagonal arena itself. This is because, during the writing of the United Rules that are currently used for the sports of MMA, John was a key figure. These rules are now recognized by the Athletics Commissions and ABC across North America.


You can never sacrifice so much in a particular career and exit quietly without being noticed. Big John is a respected man in the MMA and he has won several awards some of which include 3 World MMA Award in the category of Referee of the Year among others.

Net Worth, Salary & Earnings of Big John McCarthy in 2024

Big John Mccarthy Net Worth
Big John McCarthy Net Worth

Although Big John stayed in the game for the love of the game, he has also earned a great fortune from the same. As of 2024, he has a net worth of $2 million thanks to his hard work and commitment in mixed martial arts.

Apart from working as a broadcaster and a referee, John also ventured into the film industry. He appeared on Listen to You Friends video together with retired Mixed Martial Arts fighter Bas Rutten.


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