Herb Dean comes under heavy fire after awful non-stoppage at UFC Moscow

Herb Dean has been synonymous with MMA for a long time but the once reliable referee has been criticised for a bad refereeing call during a fight at UFC Moscow. 

Once the gold standard of refereeing, Herb Dean’s star has been on the way down for quite some time after a string of terrible refereeing decisions.

Dean’s latest gaffe left fans on social media perplexed when he did not stop a fight in which C.B Dollaway was subjected to vicious strikes from Khalid Murtazaliev on the prelim portion of the card.

Dollaway was seen to turn away with his hands covering his head with no attempt to return fire on the mat. Murtazaliev reigned down punch after punch until the end of the second round.

Dollaway was unable to return to his feet and was clearly out of the fight but Dean was heard saying, “If you can not get to your feet, I will call the fight”.

Once Dollaway could not continue, only then did Dean call a halt to the fight and social media was awash with criticism for the referee.

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