Herb Dean and Big John McCarthy Discuss New Rules, Criticism and Why They Referee (Video)

Two of the top referees in mixed martial arts, Herb Dean and John McCarthy, sat down for a roundtable discussion on Inside MMA about the third man in the cage.

In this fascinating conversation, Dean and McCarthy discuss how their love of MMA led them to referee; how they handle criticism from both fans and fighters, such as UFC stars Jon Jones and Daniel Cormier; UFC matchmaker Joe Silva retiring, and what the new changes to Unified Rules of Mixed Martial Arts mean for the evolution of MMA.

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Extending your hand with your fingers out toward an opponent will soon be a foul.  Dean and McCarthy explain the significance of the rule and how it will be enforced.

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