Long Time MMA Referee Herb Dean Selected To Officiate Mcgregor vs. Khabib Main Event
Veteran referee Herb Dean will be the third person present in the Octagon to officiate upcoming Conor Mcgregor vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov lightweight title fight on October 6 at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, which UFC is expecting to be the lucrative pay-per-view (PPV) event of all time.
The Nevada State Athletic Commission officials finalize the assignment earlier on Tuesday via unanimous vote to appoint Herb Dean for the lightweight title fight despite the fact he made a big blunder for delaying CB Dollaway stoppage earlier this month. Dean will get $1,900 for the job.
Other Judges Derek Cleary, Sal D’Amato and Junichiro Kamijo assigned to take care of the scoring and each will receive $1,600 for the job.
Undefeated Khabib Nurmagomedov last stepped inside the Octagon back in April, when he earned the UFC lightweight title after defeating last-minute replacement opponent Al Iaquinta via decision. The title was quietly stripped off from the long-absentee Conor McGregor the same night.
Meanwhile, McGregor didn’t fight since August of 2017, when he fell in a blockbuster boxing match with Floyd Mayweather. His last MMA bout happened back in November of 2016 when he captures the UFC lightweight title after knocking out Eddie Alvarez at UFC 205 and become the first fighter in the history of UFC to hold titles in two different weight classes simultaneously.
Hopefully, Dean wouldn’t play a role in Conor vs. Khabib considering the stakes. Fingers crossed.