Archive: herb dean

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...

May 13, 2014 3:45 pm

Referee and Judges selected for UFC 173 title fight

Herb Dean will once again oversee a UFC bantamweight title fight, as the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) voted unanimously on Tuesday to appoint Dean as the referee for the main event of UFC 173 which features champ Renan Barao taking on challenger T.J. Dillashaw. Herb Dean infamously oversaw Renan Barao’s most recent title fight...

Apr 10, 2014 10:51 am

Bisping Wants Title Shot With Win Over Kennedy

“I think it certainly puts me right up there at the top of the list,” said Bisping as transcribed by Sherdog. “Obviously Vitor … I’m not sure what’s going on with the Nevada commission, but I think Vitor’s out for a little while, so forget about him. Obviously Machida is fighting for the belt and...

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 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 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 12, 2013 7:39 am

John McCarthy Set To Ref UFC on FOX 9 Main Event

“Big” John McCarthy, one of the most well respected and revered referees in the sport, has been assigned to the main event fight of UFC on FOX 9, a flyweight title fight between Joseph Benevidez and Demetrious Johnson. The California State Athletic Commission recently released the assignments. The three judges that are assigned to the...

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...

Mar 4, 2013 9:05 am

Quick Twitt | Hunt Breaks Struve’s Jaw | UFC NEWS

  People may have questioned the end to tonight’s co-main event of the UFC on Fuel TV 8.  Mark Hunt knocked Stefan Struve down in the third round and walked away apparently thinking the “Skyscraper” was out cold, but Herb Dean told him to keep going.  Then, after Hunt approached to continue, the referee waved...

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...