During the UFC Fight Island 3 There was one of the grossest refereeing errors seen so far this year, after Herb Dean don’t cut a flurry of punches. In the most important of the Preliminary Card, Francisco Trinaldo achieved his first victory for TKO in more than two years, by knocking out ex-lightweight Cage Warriors champion Jai Herbert. This was so in the third round, but the referee of the contest was the one who took all eyes, especially that of Dan Hardy, former wrestler of the company.
Massaranduba connected a good blow that hit Herbert’s forehead, who, in what seemed like a late reaction from his body, was lying on the canvas seconds later. The English seemed finished to the point that Trinaldo chose not to continue hitting him, but, for Herb DeanThe fight was not yet over. With the referee unwilling to stop the action after what was a very ugly knockdown, the 41-year-old veteran was forced to deliver four more shots to be made official as the winner.
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This drew much criticism, especially from one of the members of the English comment team, the ex-Welterweight of the UFC, Dan Hardy. After the fight, the British, in something that has never been really seen, rebuked Dean, one of the most respected referees in sport. His anger went mainly through the late stop. According to MMA Junkie’s John Morgan, the discussion ended with Herb telling the ex-fighter: “You do your job, I will do mine.”