UFC-Dan Hardy-Herb Dean conflict to be investigated by promotion


ABU DHABI – UFC’s senior vice president David Shaw revealed conversations would take place back home in Las Vegas following Dan Hardy’s on-air outburst at referee Herb Dean and subsequent exchange between the pair after Francisco Trinaldo’s TKO win over Jai Herbert at UFC on ESPN 14.

Hardy and his co-commentary colleague Paul Felder were both clearly upset by Dean’s handling of the finish to Trinaldo’s stoppage win over debutant Herbert, after the fight was allowed to continue, despite Herbert appearing to be knocked stiff by a huge punch from the Brazilian.

Both men were vocal in their calls for Dean to step in and stop the fight, while even Trinaldo stopped to allow Dean to wave it off, before eventually continuing and landing four unanswered shots at the clearly scrambled Herbert before the fight the referee intervened.

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