John McCarthy appreciated the challenge of Rafael Fiziev

John McCarthy appreciated the challenge of Rafael Fiziev

The legendary referee John McCarthy was delighted with the challenge that Rafael Fiziev threw to Justin Gaethje, reacting to the American’s words about Conor McGregor and doping.

“I loved that statement, it was the perfect challenge,” Big John said in a recent episode of his podcast. “Just think about it – could it have been better formulated? ‘I’m ready for fair competition, unless you’re worried about my skills making it unfair’. How can you not like it? It was one of the best messages ever! I was delighted. Of course, for Fiziev, this is just an ideal match, because the opponent will not try to transfer him and will fight in a standing position. ”

Despite the fact that Gaethje continues to ignore Fiziev’s challenges, and told the press that he would return to the octagon only next year, Ataman does not lose hope of getting him as a rival.

“I’m looking forward to fighting this guy in December or January. I can wait until next year, no problem. I don’t mind resting myself, but I want to get this fight because it’s a big challenge for me and a good choice of opponent. He loves to fight on the stand and I love to fight on the stand. He may want to transfer me, but everyone knows that he is the most dangerous in the stand. ”