Position and speed may mean the difference between an extra concussion blow and three blows, neither in terms of Derrick Lewis’ elimination of Curtis Blaydes It is entirely in favor of Herb Dean.
According to John McCarthy, a senior official and current Bellator commentator, he said that although Dean’s performance on UFC Vegas 19 is not perfect, he can still meet expectations under certain circumstances.
Dean’s phone call has always been a topic of frequent debate among fans, fighters and even UFC employees, but after two heavyweight fights, he found that he has become a trend-Aleksei Oleinik vs. Chris Daukaus and Curtis Blaydes vs. Derrick Lewis. In the former, Oleinik covered his feet and made a few unanswerable fists, while Blaydes spent twice in a coma.
Dean was criticized for failing to stop the Oleinik fight as soon as Russia was in trouble. But McCarthy said that Olenick̵
“Can Herb stop it sooner? Yes, he can.” McCarthy said in the “Weighing In” podcast co-hosted with UFC veterinarian Josh Thomson. “But what he might have seen at the time told him:’No, I have to let go,’ and he worked with Olineik.”
Although some online fans thought they saw Oleinik pleading to look up at Dean, McCarthy said it was as easy as the dingy veteran trying to make him fight longer.
McCarthy said: “If you want 100 people to look at it, you might have 50 people go,’I’ll stop early,’ and 50 people say,’I thought it was good.” “Olinik didn’t hit the ground either , When you have a 75-year-old guy into his career, and he has not fallen to the ground and he wants to come back, sometimes, we let that guy dive into the deep water.
“When Herb thought he was going to drown, he pulled him out. Will everyone agree? But it’s just your opinion. You don’t stand there.”
After Dean waved his hand to hit the two-minute mark of the first round, he was shaking Oleinik on the court. At that time, when the veteran’s balance became suspicious, he only stood a few steps away. When Brades fired a shot at the start of the second frame of the evening car roof, and when he was drowsy, his location was also unexplainable.
It is said that Lewis blamed Dean because a corner of Brades protested and hit their fighters after a blow. But according to McCarthy, Lewis correctly referred to Dean as the final decision maker of the end of the battle.
“In the back, most referees will tell the fighters,’Hey, you chase him and knock that guy down, and when I tell you to stop, you stop.” Don’t stop unless I tell you to stop, because we Let those people cheat.
“They will be stuck in a position, they will see where the referee is, and they will stretch their hands to the fighter. The fighter let go of the fortress, the referee did not see it, and suddenly, the bottom fighters started fighting, and the referee let go Suddenly everything fell apart and the battle was won.”
McCarthy listed another battle that Dean was in charge of-Amanda Ribas and Marina Rodriguez on UFC 257-how to use body language Take South Development as an example. Rodriguez believes that Dean is close after putting down Ribas and he is intervening in this battle. But Dean didn’t contact and gave up the fight, so Rodriguez was forced to redouble his efforts.
McCarthy said that after the initial knockout, Lewis decided to beat Brad. But this is the person he has the right to create.
“Does Derek need to hit him again? No, he doesn’t.” McCarthy said. “On him. But if Brades hits the ground, and if it hits the ground, it will bring him back, and Derek Lewis will walk away, and Herb will stand there and walk, “You Should follow him. “
“So Derek did what he was supposed to do. The problem with Derek was that Herb was behind him, so he had to move. Brades fell from him. Believe me, Herb’s time is in slow motion. He is trying to get there as soon as possible, and it seems to be gone forever. Really fast. Derrick Lewis can get many shots one second at a time.”
Lewis said after the victory that he was not sure whether Brades would recover and return to the battlefield. McCarthy’s controversial thing is that the combatants returned from the incredible shooting.
It’s Dean’s job to prevent everyone from landing, and McCarthy believes this senior referee has done his best.
“He got there as quickly as possible,” McCarthy said. “Derrick Lewis hit Blaydes in a coma. Is that wrong? No. It’s basically what happens sometimes.”
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