I've said it before & I'll say it again. Herb is a good ref, but he'll be a great ref if he opened his mouth every now & again & spoke to the fighters.
BJM is constantly barking at fighters to protect themselves & if they don't, well they can't argue that they weren't warned.
If Herb told Ken to protect himself after elbow 3 & no reaction, fine. Same goes for AA taking bombs from Sylvia, but he doesn'tt & stops the fight.
You could argue that the fighters know to protect themselves & it's not the referees job to remind them. However, as a fighter you may think that the punches being thrown are nothing, whereas the ref sees them as being dangerous.
Pride refs talk alot to the fighters also.