Is Herb Dean really the best in the business?

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  1. The real JG

    The real JG Banned Banned

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    Or is he just better than Mazzafuckup and Yamasaki?
     
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    Arm Barbarian Titanium Belt Platinum Member

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    Big John is the GOAT of refs.
     
  3. Cylence

    Cylence Flying Arlovski Belt

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    Nope. Never was. Dana just said he was when Big John was doing his Affliction gig, and all of his shills followed suit.
     
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    I'm not sure but he did a great job yesterday. Another ref might of made the wrong call and stopped the fight after the Knee.
     
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  6. The real JG

    The real JG Banned Banned

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    Prime Big John has fallen off a cliff worse than Silva.

    Him telling Barbosa that the upkick from Ferguson didn't hurt him was extremely unprofessional.
     
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    Every ref is gonna make mistakes from time to time. I thought he was right in not stopping the fight. Bisping fell down ,so what?
     
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    Godard is far and away the best, it's seriously not even close
     
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    AP_RESURRECTION Gold Belt

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    refs have the hardest job ever - much respect to guys like dean and big john who can be in the business so long and not have massive numbers of haters
     
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    No not even fucking close

    But the ref job is hard to please everybody
     
  12. The lord of bones

    The lord of bones Banned Banned

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    He did good in both Lawlers most recent fights. Big John is the GOAT.
     
  13. The lord of bones

    The lord of bones Banned Banned

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    I actually liked fun-sized Brock who was reffing the Bader-Rumble event, I thought he did pretty good and if we can't have Brock we might as well have the next best thing.
     
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    pride_rules Green Belt

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    maybe ten years ago.. he is awful now. kennedy romero as an example. or trying to bully fighters to fight after an eye poke ie cruikshank
     
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    i also feel he is on his shit. i actually think he is one of the better current refs
     
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    No.

    Correct answer is Goddard by a long long way.

    And that Canadian dude with the braided beard (Mike Beltran)

    Then John McCarthy

    Then everyone else

    Then Herbal

    Then Kim Wimslow

    Then Magazatti

    Then the ridiculously muscled dude who refs the Brazil cards

    Then the ref that asks fighters if their opponents tapped (Eduardo Herdy in the Dober/Silva fight)

    Then Keith Peterson (Trujillo/Tibau)


    Herbal > Wimslow and Magazatti and the two ridiculous brazillians
     
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  17. Mixedfights

    Mixedfights Silver Belt

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    What happened to Bisping had nothing to do with Herb. Why the hell was Bisping so focused on his mouthpiece with Anderson fighting in front of him? Dumb.
     
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    pride_rules Green Belt

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    hey now. herb is responsible for some of the greatest come back wins ever. and he is consistent about stopping fights late. so i appreciate his consistency and think he is top 5 refs.
     
  19. Toco

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    yeah like wtf, when the action stops youre gonna have your mouthpiece back

    and he makes like 200, 300k per fight, so he has enough money to fix it if he loses a tooth or something like that
     
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    Yamasaki is one of the best refs Herb has screwed up so many times he needs to be fired. Ive lost count of how many fights hes messed up. I remember all the way back to Tito/Ken 2 I think but he probably screwed up before that.
     

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