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Herb Dean Describes Why He Didn’t Stop Ortega/Volkanovski Fight

Following the historic featherweight title fight between Alexander Volkanovski and Brian Ortega, referee Herb Dean clears the air on why he never stopped the contest. In the main event at UFC 266, Volkanovski fought Ortega in an instant classic that went all five rounds. In the third round, the champion...

Kris Moutinho To Herb Dean: “You Should’ve Let Me Go Out On My Shield”

UFC bantamweight Kris Moutinho has criticized referee Herb Dean for stopping his fight with Sean O'Malley at UFC 264 "too soon." Making his UFC debut on just a week's notice, Moutinho entered the Octagon with one of the promotion's top prospects in Sean O'Malley at last weekend's pay-per-view. Despite the result,...

Marina Rodriguez Addresses Controversial False Stoppage At UFC 257

Marina Rodriguez would love to have an extra $50,000 on top of her $50,000 bonus for Performance of the Night because she believes she had not one but two knockouts during the fight. The UFC 257 pay per view opened with two of the hottest prospects in the strawweight division...

UFC President Dana White Responds To Dan Hardy-Herb Dean Incident

UFC president Dana White has made his stance clear on the incident between Dan Hardy and Herb Dean. During the UFC on ESPN 14 broadcast, Hardy and Dean got into a verbal spat. Hardy served as a color commentator and he became enraged over the stoppage of Francisco Trinaldo vs....

Mario Yamasaki Weighs In On Herb Dean’s Stoppage Of UFC on ESPN 14 Bout

Fellow MMA referee Mario Yamasaki has given his take on Herb Dean's stoppage during the Francisco Trinaldo vs. Jai Herbert bout. Dean came under fire for his officiating at UFC on ESPN 14. In particular, his stoppage of Trinaldo vs. Herbert was questionable at best and egregious at worst....

Dan Hardy Not Satisfied With Herb Dean’s Response To Criticisms

UFC color commentator Dan Hardy doesn't believe referee Herb Dean is taking accountability for what many felt was a late stoppage at UFC on ESPN 14. There was a bit of a verbal spat between Hardy and Dean during the UFC on ESPN 14 broadcast. This was due to Hardy's...

Francisco Trinaldo Thinks Herb Dean Could’ve Stopped UFC on ESPN 14 Bout Sooner

Francisco Trinaldo respects the job of a referee but he feels Herb Dean was late on stopping his bout with Jai Herbert. Trinaldo shared the Octagon with Herbert in the featured preliminary bout on the UFC on ESPN 14 card. Herbert was having a solid performance until he got cracked...

‘Big’ John McCarthy Weighs In On Incident Between Dan Hardy & Herb Dean

A lot has been made on the incident between Dan Hardy and Herb Dean, and "Big" John McCarthy has his own take. Dean served as an official for UFC on ESPN 14 on July 25. There were two bouts that many felt Dean stopped too late, with one being considered...

Referee Herb Dean Reacts To UFC on ESPN 14 Criticisms

Herb Dean has responded to criticisms of his UFC on ESPN 14 officiating. Dean came under fire over two of his stoppages at UFC on ESPN 14. Commentators Dan Hardy and Paul Felder expressed their dismay with Dean's stoppage in the heavyweight bout between Tanner Boser and Raphael Pessoa, as...

UFC Looking Into Dan Hardy Incident With Herb Dean At ‘Fight Island’

UFC color commentator Dan Hardy was not happy with referee Herb Dean during the UFC on ESPN 14 event. Herb Dean was once recognized as one of the best officials in the MMA game but many argue that he has regressed. The general consensus is that Dean dropped the ball...

Herb Dean Responds To Dominick Cruz’s Claim That Keith Peterson Smelled Like Alcohol & Cigarettes

Herb Dean has weighed in on a claim Dominick Cruz has made about another referee. Dean has been highly regarded as a referee in the sport of MMA. Following his UFC 249 loss to Henry Cejudo, Cruz said he wishes Dean was the third man inside the Octagon. Instead, it...

Michael Bisping Reacts To Controversial De Randamie vs. Ladd Stoppage

Last Saturday (July 13, 2019), Germaine de Randamie scored a controversial stoppage win over Aspen Ladd (watch highlights here) in the main event of UFC Sacramento. 'The Iron Lady' came out strong early and dropped the previously undefeated Ladd with a picture-perfect right hand. From there, she swarmed with...

Herb Dean Defends Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler Submission Stoppage

Last month, one of the more controversial finishes of the year took place at the UFC 235 pay-per-view (PPV) event. Former ONE and Bellator welterweight champion Ben Askren made his UFC debut against ex-170-pound champion Robbie Lawler. Right out the gates, Lawler battered Askren with his striking, bloodying him up...

Herb Dean and Robbie Lawler’s Conversation After Controversial UFC 235 Stoppage (Video)

One of the biggest stories of the night at UFC 235 was the early stoppage that occurred in the welterweight contest between Robbie Lawler and Ben Askren. Lawler looked dominant right out the gate, stuffing an Askren takedown, and landing a massive one of his own. "Ruthless" battered "Funky"...

NSAC Director Backs Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler Stoppage

Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) Director Bob Bennett sides with Herb Dean's decision to stop the Ben Askren vs. Robbie Lawler bout at UFC 235. Last night's (March 2) welterweight scrap between Askren and Lawler ended in controversy. Askren was in a world of trouble after being slammed on his...