Herb Dean assigned to ref Jones/Rua, judges selected as well

by Mike Chiappetta | source: mmafighting.com

Well respected referee Herb Dean has drawn the assignment as the third man in the cage for Saturday's UFC 128 main event pitting champion Mauricio "Shogun" Rua against challenger Jon Jones.

New Jersey state athletic control board legal counsel Nick Lembo informed MMA Fighting of the decision on Tuesday.

While Dean will decide things in the cage, if the fight goes to the judges, Douglas Crobsy, Cardo Urso and Dave Tirelli will be scoring the bout at cageside.

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HoudiniMac site profile image  

3/16/11 1:37 PM by HoudiniMac

Awesome picks, thank god that female judge isnt there i forget her name but every fight ive ever seen her score i swear im watching something different than her. Shed look at blue barn and tell you its Redi dont think this one is gonna go to judges tho

discodrew site profile image  

3/16/11 1:11 PM by discodrew

thank god.

Captain America site profile image  

3/16/11 12:22 PM by Captain America

Good, I like Herb

Chris Power site profile image  

3/16/11 10:26 AM by Chris Power

Let us pray The Judging Genius doesn't get the chance to screw this up.Somebody better finish somebody!

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3/16/11 10:24 AM by MMApostle


Wade Hampel site profile image  

3/16/11 10:22 AM by Wade Hampel

I am glad herb Dean gets the call. I hope the UFC can pick the judges too? They have had a couple of bad decisions. I do not see this going to a decision.

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3/16/11 10:21 AM by awilson82

 No Cecil and Herb Dean reffing = Win

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3/16/11 10:18 AM by Jei


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3/16/11 10:15 AM by 3rddiazbro


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3/16/11 10:10 AM by Arecsa

Crafty move by that fucking troll Crosby to switch 2 letters around in his last name. You aren't fooling me though.