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Big John McCarthy Signed Referee Shirt UFC 10: The Tournament – COA JSA
UFC 10: Seeing Is Believing was a MMA event held by the UFC on July, 12 1996 at the Fairgrounds Arena in Birmingham, Alabama. It marked the UFC’s return to the tornament format (which was removed in favor of single bouts at UFC 9). The card featured an eight man tournament, as well as two alternate bouts in case of an injury, and to fill time for the pay-per-view broadcast.
UFC 10 featured the first appearance of Mark Coleman, who beat fan favorite Don Frye to win the tournament. It was also the first time that Bruce Buffer announced the fights inside the Octagon, replacing Rich Goins. (Bruce’s brother Michael Buffer had announced at UFC 6 and UFC 7. However, Rich Goins came back for UFC 8 and UFC 11.
This black shirt was a back up for referee Big John McCarthy for UFC 10. It come’s directly from Big John’s private collection. The verso has a custom design from Body Alive. The front chest features the event details – U.F.C. X and Body Alive logo- Seeing is Believing embroidered in white. For authentication it was autographed on the front in silver paint pen by McCarthy.
Authentication: JSA Basic Cert & Sticker