At Wednesday’s NSAC hearing, UFC light heavyweight champion Daniel Cormier expressed his concern over Herb Dean being the referee for his UFC 197 light heavyweight title fight with Jon Jones on April 23rd.
Cormier explained that in the pair’s first meeting at UFC 182, Dean allowed the pair to remain clinched for what DC believed was an extended period of time. After Cormier voiced his concerns over Dean being the referee, the NSAC ultimately decided to leave Dean as the referee.
This lead to Jon Jones taking to Twitter to poke fun at DC’s “Excuse of the weak”.
Excuse of the weak: it's not that I wasn't man enough to get my back off the cage, Herb Dean allowed him to do it
— Jon Bones Jones (@JonnyBones) March 24, 2016
When the pair collide in the main event of UFC 197, how do you see things playing out?