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Ref receives praise despite inconsistencies

Being an MMA referee is one of the toughest jobs around. You’re one of only three people locked inside of a cage, yet nobody is there to see you. In fact, you’ve done your job if you’re able to remain invisible for most of the fight. Referees will never get the limelight for performing well. On the flipside, they get put under the microscope for making the wrong call. Herb...
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Herb Dean Losing a Step?

This past Saturday, UFC Women’s Bantamweight Champion Ronda Rousey kept her unbeaten streak alive with a first round TKO of fellow Olympian Sara McMann at UFC 170. As usual, Twitter was abuzz following another successful and entertaining UFC pay-per-view. That typically means one of two things: either everyone was impressed and enjoyed the show, or they were upset about the...
Via The Sports Post
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 35 Results: Luke Rockhold Crumbles Costas Philipou

Photo from A lot of hype was surrounding Luke Rockhold when he entered the UFC. The California native entered the organization as the Strikeforce middleweight champion. He felt very confident in his UFC debut against Vitor Belfort last May and felt a win would secure him a title shot. Belfort had other plans as he added Rockhold to his hit list winning by first round...
Via Between The Ropes
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Herb Dean To Referee Chris Weidman vs Anderson Silva Rematch At UFC 168

Herb Dean was the referee when Chris Weidman stopped Anderson Silva to win the UFC middleweight championship at UFC 162 in July. At a Nevada State Athletic Commission hearing this morning, it was announced that Dean will once again be the man in the middle when Silva-Weidman rematch at UFC 168 later this month. “The first fight was quite strange, and I normally don’t recommend...
Via Between The Ropes
December 02, 2013  |  Discuss

UFC Fight Night 31 Results: Tim Kennedy Stops Rafael Natal In Main Event

Tim Kennedy really wanted to fight on UFC Fight Night 31: Fight For The Troops 3 that he pleaded and begged UFC brass for the chance to be on the show. Kennedy who was apart of The United States Army and was apart of the Army Special Forces defeated Rafael Natal in the main event of tonight’s UFC Fight Night 31 round by TKO in the first. The opening round begins with Kennedy throwing...
Via Between The Ropes
November 06, 2013  |  Discuss

Cain-JDS III was nearly stopped early

Referee Herb Dean came so close to stopping the UFC heavyweight title fight between Cain Velasquez and Junior dos Santos in the third round that Velasquez's corner started celebrating. This UFC 166 Fight Flashback goes behind the scenes of that bloody, Oct. 19 trilogy battle in Houston with new audio and video footage. The fight truly turned in Velasquez's favor when he...
Via Fox Sports
November 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Herb Dean Hangs With Hotters Girls

Here is MMA referee Herb Dean being fan friendly with some Hooters girls. Where is herb’s right hand? Herb Dean Hangs Loose With Fans Mario Yamasaki Trains MMA
Via Tito Couture
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Herb Dean Has Young Fans

Referee Herb Dean is one of the best referee’s in the biz. These young lady fans know what’s up. Great to see Herb in something else beside his faded black Nautica referee shirt. Brittney And Herb “Retail Therapy” Sexy Chef Arianny 
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September 21, 2012  |  Discuss

Brittney Palmer And Herb Dean “Retail Therapy”

Octagon girl Brittney Palmer and the best ref in the biz, Herb Dean hit a Vegas mall for a little shopping. Kind of an odd combo, could it be love? just kidding, to be honest I think they were just on break from filming TUF. Brittney Palmer On Set For Fuel TV Sexy Chef Arianny 
Via Tito Couture
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Dean Hoped Nogueira Would Submit Before Arm Broke

Referee Herb Dean knew Antonio Rodrigo Nogueira was in serious trouble.
Via Sherdog
December 20, 2011  |  Discuss
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