Herb Dean News

May 16, 2017 9:07 am

Herb Dean reflects on controversial Eddie Alvarez-Dustin Poirier ending

Saturday night in the preliminary card main event of UFC 211, former UFC lightweight champion Eddie Alvarez stepped into the Octagon against streaking lightweight Dustin Poirier for a highly anticipated showdown. Dustin Poirier began to land early, stunning Alvarez with hard shots throughout the first round before ultimately then rocking Alvarez in the second. Miraculously,...

Apr 10, 2017 5:44 pm

Herb Dean gives his expert opinion on the Gegard Mousasi vs. Chris Weidman stoppage

Herb Dean gives his expert opinion on the Gegard Mousasi vs. Chris Weidman stoppage Surging UFC middleweight contender Gegard Mousasi scored a controversial second-round TKO victory over former division champion Chris Weidman at this past weekend’s UFC 210 event in Buffalo, New York. Mousasi caught Weidman with a pair of knees following the midway point...

Jan 6, 2017 9:21 am

Michael Rapaport fires back at Herb Dean

In the main event of UFC 207, former UFC women’s bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey returned to the Octagon to fight Amanda Nunes in a highly anticipated showdown. Just 48 seconds into the fight, referee Herb Dean was forced to call a bout after Rousey continued to eat unanswered shots, noticeably out on her feet. That...

Jan 5, 2017 11:49 am

VIDEO | Referee Herb Dean on ‘white girl privilege’ stoppage of Ronda Rousey

Herb Dean was the referee for the UFC 207 main event championship fight between Amanda Nunes and Ronda Rousey. Dean called an end to the fight at 48-seconds of the very first round after Rousey was battered on her feet from the hard-hitting champion Nunes. Interestingly, actor Michael Rapaport commented on the stoppage on a...

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...