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Here’s everything you need to understand about the Dan Hardy vs. Herb Dean incident at UFC Fight Island 3.
Possibly among the greatest fight minutes to come out of UFC Fight Island 3 was the squabble in between UFC analyst Dan Hardy and referee HerbDean The set were seen in a fight throughout the event, which took put on UFC’s fight Island in Abu Dhabi.
We comprehend that it’s simple to hear simply one aspect of the story, so here’s everything we understand in one location.
What occurred in between Dan Hardy and Herb Dean?
The entire thing began when former fighter turned UFC color commentary, Hardy, the blockage of the throughout the UFC Fight Island 3 maincard Hardy then faced Dean, who he felt had actually not called the fight soon enough, hence running the risk of unwanted damage to Herbert. When Dean, who is extensively thought about to be among the very best referees in the sport, left the cage, Hardy ensured Dean understood precisely what he considered him.
Lots of felt his actions were less than professional considering he was at the event to provide on-air commentary, not police the reffing. Others felt he acted in the very best interest of the fighters.
Here is video and photo proof from the squabble
Here’s the fight-ending minute.
And here’s the minutes after Dean left the Octagon.
“I’m doing my job, now you do yours!” Hardy might be heard stating to Dean.
What occurs now?
According to reports, the incident in between Hardy and Dean will be examined by the UFC.
“I wasn’t on the floor when it happened,” Shaw stated of the incident throughout the post- fight interview. “I did hear some of the comments on the broadcast. Here’s the thing, being a ref in MMA is one of the hardest roles that you can have, and Herb Dean is one of our best, categorically. (The) bottom line is, health and safety of the athletes is of paramount importance. On the other side, you’ve got a guy like Hardy who, very successful MMA career, an excellent analyst right now, but he’s passionate and he’s fiery.”
Hardy has actually doubled down on his actions while likewise providing a little apology for the timing of his actions.
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I love Mixed Martial Arts. Sometimes it doesn’t love me back though, and that’s alright. Regardless, I’ll always do everything in my power to protect it, and those dedicating themselves to it. Sometimes you may disagree with me, and that’s alright as well. I’m always going to speak my mind, and it will always be backed by what I feel in my heart. If you understand what it takes to get in there, then you understand my passion and anger when I see a fighter left unprotected. It isn’t the first time it’s happened, and twice in a night is clear negligence, in my opinion. The referees job is more important than any other person in that building. It is on their shoulders to protect fighters from getting seriously hurt when they are unable to protect themselves. You may just see UFC fighters in there, but I see friends, teammates, sons, daughters, mothers and fathers, competing in the sport that they love. When I make a mistake, I look stupid on live TV. When a referee makes a mistake, people are left vulnerable and can be seriously damaged. That can be life-changing, and we all have someone to go home to, that loves us and wants us back in one piece. Thank you for all of the kind words and messages I’ve received. I am truly grateful. I’ll see you all around… ♥️ —————— 🏴☠️Outlaw🏴☠️ —————— 📸 – @jeffbottari 🙏🏼
“When I make a mistake, I look stupid on live TV. When a referee makes a mistake, people are left vulnerable and can be seriously damaged. That can be life-changing, and we all have someone to go home to, that loves us and wants us back in one piece.”
Dean took to Instagram to voice his viewpoint on the matter. He states “by no means” was that a late blockage.
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