143 Search Results for herb dean

Nov 19, 2015 8:06 am

Herb Dean points out interesting observation about Rousey at UFC 193

Saturday night at UFC 193 Holly Holm put on a striking clinic against Ronda Rousey, capturing the UFC women’s bantamweight championship and laying out the blueprint for how to defeat Rousey. While Holm certainly put on a flawless performance against Rousey, Herb Dean, who was the referee for the fight, pointed out an interesting observation...

Nov 12, 2015 8:49 am

Herb Dean discusses controversial Belfort vs. Henderson III stoppage

Referees have it tough. They have to walk the fine line of letting a fighter live their dreams and fight on in times of despair like the warriors they are, and also protect them in their best interest in the name of safety and well being. Refs hold the sorcerer’s stick that could ultimately alter...

Sep 14, 2015 1:11 am

FLASHBACK! Herb Dean grew up to look EXACTLY like his father

In the National Football League and National Basketball Association, referees play a crucial role in making sure the rules are followed. In the octagon, however, referees can be the difference between a tapout and a broken arm. There are certain referees that are known to be controversial like Steve Mazzagatti (just ask Dana White). Referees...

Sep 8, 2015 12:01 am

WATCH! ‘Mighty Mouse’ Eats A Groin Shot, Tells Herb Dean To Go Away

  UFC flyweight champion Demetrious Johnson was successful once again, when he took out John Dodson at UFC 191 and retained his title. He went in there and dominated Dodson, en route to a five round unanimous decision win. He really never even got touched by Dodson, except for this one shot. The only thing?...

Sep 6, 2015 12:57 am

REPLAY! ‘Mighty Mouse’ Scurries Away In-Between Herb Deans Legs

Here’s a pretty funny moment from Saturday’s UFC 191. In the main event, between champion Demetrious Johnson and John Dodson, DJ actually went between the referee’s legs at the end of a round. It was when DJ went for a flying knee, but got hit and lost balance, falling to the ground, right as the...

Jul 26, 2015 6:59 am

Joe Lauzon Talks About Beating Herb Dean to the Punch by Stopping His Own Fight

Joe Lauzon reminded everybody why he is one of the most popular fighters in the UFC with his class-act performance against Takanori Gomi last night at “UFC on FOX 16”. In what could have once been considered as a “dream fight”, Gomi blasted Lauzon with some of his best shots before the fight was taken...

Jan 6, 2015 12:21 pm

White: ‘Herb Dean Refed A Horrible 5th Round’

“Herb Dean, I always talk about him; I think he’s my favorite referee. He did a horrible job in the fifth round. He let them clinch, literally for five minutes, but other than that, it was an amazing fight.” During his post-fight interview on FOX Sports 1, UFC President Dana White discussed his displeasure with...

Nov 17, 2014 8:15 pm

Herb Dean draws main event duty for UFC 181

Veteran referee Herb Dean has drawn main event duty for UFC 181 next month. Dean will referee the main-event between Johny Hendricks and Robbie Lawler, while fellow veteran referee ‘Big’ John McCarthy will referee the co-main event between Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez. Yves Lavigne will also referee the TUF 20 finale in December as...

Mar 18, 2014 7:12 am

Herb Dean Defends Controversial Stoppages In Faber/Barao, Rousey/McMann Bouts

Despite being commonly known as being one of the best referees in MMA, Herb Dean has recently come under some fire for some of the stoppages that he has made in major fights, particularly for the stoppages in the main events of UFC 169 and 170. Dean took to The MMA Hour to discuss the stoppages....

Feb 24, 2014 5:56 am

Dana Backs Herb Dean’s Stoppage In Rousey vs. McMann Bout

“You get hit to the body like that, and regular people who have never been hit to the body have no f—— clue what that feels like. Believe me when I tell you. She went down on her knees and she turned her head the other way. Could Herb have let her take some shots...

Feb 7, 2014 6:03 am

VIDEO | Herb Dean Talks About Bad Calls Inside The Cage

Herb Dean found himself under fire this week for blowing the UFC 169 main event between Urijah Faber and Renan Barao. Now, the man who many consider the best ref in the business, discusses other blown calls he’s made inside the cage.

Feb 3, 2014 4:40 am

QUICK TWITT | Fighters React Harshly To Herb Dean’s UFC 169 Main Event Mistake

Wow, so, Herb Dean messed up Saturday night, in a pretty bad way, when he halted the action during Urijah’s ‘Thumbs up’ signing. Eeek!!! The twitter-verse instantly caught fire and we are just now getting those flames under control. Check out some notable reactions to the Faber vs. Barao stoppage:

Feb 1, 2014 11:31 pm

White on Herb Dean: He Made a Mistake Tonight In Faber Stoppage

While Renan Barao looked as dominant as ever in his first-round TKO win over Urijah Faber, many, including Dana White, felt that the stoppage was premature. After getting dropped by Barao multiple times, Faber dove in on one of Barao’s legs and covered up. While most of Barao’s blows appeared to be blocked by Faber’s...

Dec 3, 2013 8:09 am

Herb Dean Draws Referee Assignment For Silva Vs. Weidman II

Veteran referee Herb Dean has drawn the referee assignment in the UFC 168 main event, a rematch between former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and current champion Chris Weidman. In their first match, Weidman shocked the world when he knocked the dominant champion Silva out cold in the second round. Herb Dean was the referee...

May 22, 2012 6:15 pm

Herb Dean Set To Oversee Dos Santos vs. Mir at UFC 146 | UFC NEWS

By Jonathan Kirschner As the date approaches for UFC Heavyweight Champion Junior Dos Santos and Frank Mir to battle in the middle of the octagon, a referee for the bout has officially been assigned. In a meeting held on Monday, the Nevada State Athletic Commission confirmed that veteran MMA referee Herb Dean would be officiating...

Dec 21, 2011 11:37 am

UFC NEWS – "Big Nog" Passes Some Blame On Herb Dean For Mir Loss

“Last Saturday I fought and lost via submission for the first time in my career; it was a bad feeling, but it’s part of the sport. Everything that happens in a fight is quick and the fighter acts most based on his instincts and reflexes than [what’s] on his mind. I knew I made a...

Dec 20, 2011 8:54 am

UFC NEWS – Herb Dean Had Hoped "Big Nog" Would Tap Before Eventual Arm Break

“In my mind, I was hoping that he would tap. Like, ‘Please, please make this easy for me. That looks like it’s on.’ I definitely [had a] heightened awareness at that time. I was really focused on that arm. But that’s how Antonio became who he is — he didn’t get there by giving up....

Nov 25, 2015 4:20 pm

Bruce Buffer blames Rousey loss on packed schedule

When Holly Holm knocked out Ronda Rousey at UFC 193, the MMA community immediately began blaming many things for Rousey’s loss. While referee Herb Dean stated that Rousey looked a bit out of shape, announcer Bruce Buffer chalks the loss up to a busy schedule that didn’t allow Rousey to train properly. He spoke to...

Nov 19, 2015 11:03 am

MUST WATCH! On this day: Shogun and Henderson go to WAR

#OnThisDay in 2011: @ShogunRua & @danhendo went to war! One of the best fights of all time! https://t.co/TSaDsDgP19 https://t.co/HeQRz5n07P — UFC Europe (@UFCEurope) November 19, 2015 Relive one of the greatest battles in UFC history with the epic fight that went down on this day, back in 2011. Watch highlights from the first match between...