Herb Dean Chosen To Serve as UFC 229 Referee in McGregor vs Khabib Fight

The Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) announced Tuesday that controversial referee Herb Dean will be inside the octagon during the UFC 229 fight between Conor McGregor and Khabib Nurmagomedov.

Herb Dean with Kadyrov

Herb Dean recently worked UFC 228 in Moscow where he is accused of belatedly stopping the fight involving C.B. Dollaway. Dean was also photographed with Chechen dictator Ramzan Kadyrov while in the Russian capital.