Former Bellator Commentator Jimmy Smith Reacts to Big John Being His Secret Replacement

Jimmy Smith has been a color commentator for Bellator MMA for quite some time. That being said, the cage side commentating veteran recently decided to part ways with the mixed martial arts promotion. Now Smith has offered a reaction to “Big” John McCarthy being his secret replacement.

After a lengthy and respected career as a referee in the mixed martial arts world, including countless appearances under the UFC banner, John McCarthy has decided to retire from refereeing.

Longtime referee Big John McCarthy.

Shortly after the announcement of McCarthy’s retirement, it was revealed that the former UFC referee will now be filling the empty role of cage side commentator for Bellator MMA. Now Jimmy Smith has taken to social media to share his thoughts on the matter.

Taking to Twitter, Smith stated:

“Big congrats to @JohnMcCarthyMMA on his new gig as Bellator color commentator!! Couldn’t have picked a more knowledgeable and respectful replacement for me! Wish him all the success in the world!”

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