Choice words from irate winner Michael Bisping: ‘Herb Dean Dropped The Ball Again’. Herb Dean is one of the most well-known and most respected referees in mixed martial arts today. His expertise and experience means that he gets to officiate high-profile fights, like the recently concluded Bisping vs. Silva bout.
Unfortunately, top referees make mistakes too. During the third round, a sloppy series of events had the entire arena scratching their heads in bewilderment. Both fighters were likewise confused as to what was happening. This led to the battered winner Michael Bisping criticizing referee Herb Dean in the post-fight interview.