When I was a kid I truly thought the ‘School of Hard Knocks’ was a prestige university that former drug addicts and dejects go to excel in life. I was a naive kid back in those days. Evian spelled backwards. Actually, I used to get ‘School of Hard Knocks’ and ‘Fort Knox’ mixed up. Somewhere in the world, I believed there was a college made of pure gold that my uncle attended. Everytime I asked him for money he told me to get a job. I was seven. My childhood was constructed on lies and ridiculous assumptions. Cap N’ Crunch was never really a captain. He was just a dirtbag that dished out high fructose corn syrup to an entire generation.
MMA referee school is real. Herb Dean is the professor of it. Herb Dean is also an aficionado of dubstep music. I’ve personally seem him frequent some of the underground places her in downtown Los Angeles. Herb Dean is also a guy that would never wait this long to call a fight if a fighter is clearly unconscious. Check out this bout from Disorderly Conduct MMA between Josh Gardner vs. Brandon Wickwire.