Herb Dean is arguably the most recognizable mixed martial arts (MMA) referee in the game today.
Only ‘Big’ John McCarthy can lay claim to the level of notoriety that Dean has achieved over his time officiating the sport.
That comes with its fair share of positives and negatives, as Dean learned the hard way this weekend.
In a now-viral clip, many eagle-eyed fans noticed Dean checking out a pretty woman at Saturday’s UFC event:
— Mumps Khabib (@DeepOceanEagle) October 29, 2022
The reactions poured in immediately:
Herbs Foul thoughts live pic.twitter.com/JUKJJC6EX0
— Dan Gangbang Hooker (@Danthegangbang) October 29, 2022
Herb needed his shades on that’s how you don’t get caught
— Always Foul (@AlwaysFoul) October 29, 2022
— kb745 (@kbvsg) October 29, 2022
Like a qb in the pocket she felt the pressure coming
— i drip thru the faucet i never lost it (@LookSeeLuksi) October 29, 2022
The moment Herb got caught peeping pic.twitter.com/CTBTgXyq80
— highschoolgary (@HighSchool_Gary) October 29, 2022
Herb “that dawg” dean
— zackmma (@ZackMMA1) October 29, 2022
Mans was caught in 4K
— Black Belt Flow (@_Halloffamer) October 29, 2022
Given the disappointing nature of Saturday’s UFC event ending with a Calvin Kattar injury, it’s unsurprising that fans decided to seek out a new fun side plot to get excited about.
This has been a crazy year in the UFC so far.
Between a female star randomly taking her top off to show her chest tattoo, Conor McGregor casually dropping intimate tapes of himself and the biggest star in women’s MMA taking provocative photos of herself – it has been one thing after another.
In a lot ways, this Herb Dean thing is just par for the course.
The photos speak for themselves. https://t.co/RvN4QaNj7n
— Game 7 (@game7__) October 29, 2022
Hilarious, but par for the course.
What will the respected ref ultimately go viral for next?
Time will tell.