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Jul 15, 2016 8:46 am

Herb Dean criticized for late stoppage at ‘UFC FN: Sioux Falls’

Earlier this week, the UFC hit Sioux Falls, South Dakota for ‘UFC Fight Night: 91’. The event was an action packed one, with only one fight on the main card going to a decision. To kick off the main card on Fox Sports 1, Hawaii’s own Louis Smolka defeated Ben Nguyen via 2nd round TKO....

Apr 26, 2016 10:12 am

VIDEO | Herb Dean destroys opponent in TKO win

MMA referee Herb Dean has earned the reputation as one of the best referees in MMA. Dean has been ‘the man in the middle’ for some of the biggest fights in MMA history including Weidman vs. Silva II. Dean has also been awarded the award for ‘Referee of the Year’ 5 times. What many fans...

Mar 24, 2016 9:04 am

Daniel Cormier concerned with Herb Dean refereeing UFC 197 main event

As we get closer and closer to Jon Jones vs. Daniel Cormier II on April 23rd, where Jon Jones will look to reclaim the UFC light heavyweight championship belt he never lost inside the Octagon, Daniel Cormier has a concern regarding Herb Dean being the referee for the bout. Back at UFC 182, the pair...

Feb 29, 2016 7:53 pm

Herb Dean explains why he didn’t end the fight after Anderson Silva’s knee

A flying Knee at 4:59 of the 3rd round.  Anderson Silva thought he had a come from behind walk off KO over Michael Bisping. Not according to Herb Dean.  Heres why. “That’s the way the mechanic works, is that you replace the mouthpiece during a lull in the action,” Dean said during an appearance on...


Feb 28, 2016 10:55 am

Video: Michael Bisping says he blames Herb Dean for his stitches

Michael Bisping scored the biggest win of his mixed martial arts career yesterday in London, when he defeated former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva via unanimous decision. However, the victory did not come without controversy. During the final seconds of the third-round Bisping lost his mouth piece and tried to signal referee Herb Dean about it....

Jan 25, 2016 9:24 am

Chris Weidman on Herb Dean at UFC 194 Loss: ‘He did a good job’

Former champ Chris Weidman gives his point of view on the stoppage that ended his title reign as middleweight champ at UFC 194. The Rockhold camp and Javier Mendez felt that the fight needed to be stopped much sooner. Weidman sits down with MMA hour to discuss the stoppage, a -quote via MMA Fighting.com-: “I...

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....

Jul 18, 2016 11:36 am

Judges and referee set for Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2

Referees and judges play a major part in the fight game and on Monday, the officials for Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor 2 were announced. ESPN’s Brett Okamoto tweeted on Monday, “Officials for Nate Diaz vs. Conor McGregor: John McCarthy will referee. Judges: Derek Cleary, Jeff Mullen, Glenn Trowbridge.” Officials for Nate Diaz vs. Conor...

Jul 13, 2016 6:38 pm

UFC Sioux Falls Results: Louis Smolka destroys Ben Nguyen

UFC flyweight Louis Smolka put on an incredible performance at tonight’s UFC Fight Night event in Sioux Falls earning a second-round TKO victory over hometown favorite Ben Nguyen. The proud Hawaiian, Smolka, used some nasty ground and pound and excellent strikes which forced referee Herb Dean to step in and stop the fight. Following the...

Jul 1, 2016 9:59 pm

Anderson Silva continues campaign for Michael Bisping rematch

Nearly 6 months ago, Michael Bisping and Anderson Silva squared off in the main event of ‘UFC Fight Night: London’. The fight was a rather controversial one, with Bisping losing his mouthguard midway through the fight. When Bisping went to retrieve his mouthguard from referee Herb Dean, Silva took advantage of the situation and landed...

Jun 29, 2016 8:26 am

Daniel Cormier fires back at Jon Jones over referee complaint

Jon Jones isn’t hiding the fact that he isn’t satisfied with the NAC’s referee selection for his UFC 200 rematch with Daniel Cormier. Jones’ team initially appealed the referee selection, however they ignored his concerns and moved forward with McCarthy as the referee for the bout. During a media scrum earlier this week, Jones explained...