Longtime MMA referee turned Bellator MMA commentator John McCarthy has come forward with his thoughts on the recent controversy from UFC on FOX 28.\r\n\r\nTeam Alpha Male's Josh Emmett faced off against Alliance MMA's Jeremy Stephens in the main event of UFC on FOX 28. Stephens ultimately earned a finish over his opponent, but the victory has since come under some controversy.\r\n\r\nStephens struck his opponent with a series of elbows and a knee to the head that have since come under criticism as potentially being illegal blows. It has since been reported that Emmett is now looking to appeal the loss.\r\n\r\n"Big" John McCarthy has now come forward to offer his thoughts on the matter. Speaking to MMA Junkie, McCarthy spoke his mind.\r\n\r\n\u201cHow do we get a fighter so confused over rules that they don\u2019t know what the hell they can do or when they can do it? That\u2019s our problem. And that has been created by athletic commissions. We have a bunch of athletic commissions out there that have screwed things up because \u2018I don\u2019t like this rule, I want to be different.\u2019 And you being different has screwed over every fighter there is. Congratulations, you\u2019re the ones that create this problem.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cThere\u2019s going to be a re-chamber. "When the knee comes up, it\u2019s coming back. And we can\u2019t go off of it coming back. It\u2019s, does it hit him when it\u2019s being brought forward as a tool to end this fight? It absolutely hits him.\r\n\r\n\u201cThe question is, did it hurt him? No. I don\u2019t believe that\u2019s what hurt him. What hurt him was a beautiful left hook, then a couple elbows. \u2026 It puts him down.\u201d\r\n\r\n\u201cJust the action itself tells you that\u2019s illegal. But you\u2019ve got to say, the action, and did it touch him? (Those) are the two questions, as the referee, that you\u2019ve got to put together. Dan knows the action is illegal. His question is, \u2018Did that touch him? I\u2019m not sure.\u2019 That\u2019s what I\u2019m going to go with. \u2018I\u2019m not sure it touched him, and if I\u2019m not sure, I don\u2019t want to stop this action, because I can\u2019t say that it did touch him.\u2019 And he let the action go.\u201d\r\n\r\nFor more MMA news click here.