MMA fans are not pleased with veteran referee Herb Dean.
During tonight’s UFC Fight Island card, Dean had a momentarily lapse in judgement when he didn’t stop the fight despite the fact that Francisco Trinaldo had clearly knocked out Jai Herbert.
In the video, you can see Trinaldo hesitates and waits for Dean to call the fight before punching a downed Herbert a few more times so that the ref could finally step in.
— ESPN MMA (@espnmma) July 25, 2020
— David Bateman (@Knightrider0003) July 25, 2020
Dean was immediately confronted by a disgusted UFC announcer Dan Hardy at cageside.
Wow, Dan Hardy going off on Herb Dean "I do my job, now you do yours!"
— lamentable dustman (@lmntbldustman) July 25, 2020
— Dovy🔌 (@DovySimuMMA) July 26, 2020
MMA fans went on to blast Dean on Twitter.
What was the point of those extra punches? You could tell Trinaldo didn’t want to throw those but was forced to. Unnecessary. https://t.co/qGZUJlbeif
— Ariel Helwani (@arielhelwani) July 26, 2020
Herb dean wants to see someone die in the octagon
— MIKEY HERMAN (@ohhthatmikey) July 26, 2020
*fighter is clearly out with opponent standing over him fist cocked looking at Herb Dean to stop the fight*
— MMA On Point (@OnPointMMA) July 25, 2020
Wtf…. herb dean has been doing this more often lately.. wth is going on with him? It’s like he wants someone to get hurt https://t.co/SxP7rLH0Vz
— Gnome Army (@ryan_itsyaboi) July 26, 2020
Herb Dean is awful. Guy needs removed as a ref in UFC. Just like Yamasaki and Mazzagatti.
— Averted Vision (@AvertedVisions) July 26, 2020