Herb Dean explains controversial UFC 169 and UFC 170 stoppages By: Dave Doyle, MMA Fighting
"Herb Dean is the most decorated and popular official in mixed martial arts.
"But even with all the praise which has come the veteran referee's way, Dean has never lost sight of the fact that his job sometimes involves making highly unpopular decisions.
"'I think that's part of my job is that I am going to be criticized," the Southern California-based referee said. "I think that I was very lucky to be the darling of mixed martial arts officials, it almost felt kind of strange to have the people, to get the response I got, I enjoyed it, but part of my job is to make decisions that a lot of time people aren't going to be happy with.'"