Big John McCarthy has been involved in his share of good calls and bad calls over the years in MMA. This past weekend at UFC on Fox 12: Lawler vs. Brown there was one call in particular that fans seemed to be a bit irked by. During the fight Robbie Lawler threw a perfectly legal kick only for Brown to grab his cup and ask for a moment to recover. It was a pivotal point in the fight and it looked like Robbie had done damage enough to be able to swarm and finish the fight.
Big John McCarthy chose to pause the action to let him recover, though.
For information, the kick thrown by Robbie was legal, his shin moved Matt Browns cup, you could hear it, that's why Matt was given a moment
— Big John McCarthy (@JohnMcCarthyMMA) July 27, 2014
So according to John McCarthy the shot was legal, but Brown did take an unintended shot to the balls, so he gave him a moment to recover.