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Dan Hardy: Herb Dean is ‘still making mistakes consistently’ and ‘it concerns me’

Almost a year and a half ago, former UFC title challenger Dan Hardy got a bit heated with longtime referee Herb Dean. The two got into an argument about Dean’s supposed late stoppage on the UFC Fight Island 3 matchup between Francisco Trinaldo and Jai Herbert.

Hardy particularly had a problem with Dean’s failure to immediately step in and save Herbert, who was already knocked out and continued to take damage on the ground.

Dean remains to be a constant fixture as the third man in the Octagon. Hardy, meanwhile, has since severed ties with the UFC, both as a color commentator and analyst.