Herb Dean Net Worth

June 18, 2023
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Herb Dean was born on the 30th September 1970, in Pasadena, California USA, and is best known for being a referee for mixed martial arts, named the best referee in MMA by UFC president Dana White, ESPN.com, Foxsports.com, Vice Media, among others. He is also recognized as a former fighter in the heavyweight category. Beside that, he is recognized as an actor as well.

Have you ever wondered how rich Herb Dean is, as of early 2016? According to authoritative sources, it has been estimated that the overall size of Herb’s net worth is over $1.5 million; his annual salary is now over $500,000, andthe main source of this amount of money is his successful career as a MMA referee. Another source is coming from his appearance as an actor in film, and TV series.

Herb Dean Net Worth $1.5 Million

Herb Dean was raised in his hometown, Pasadena, where he started his involvement in the sports industry.
Herb`s professional fighting career began in 2001, making his debut at the Gladiator Challenge 6 event, winning against Randy Halmot, by submission in first round. Two years later, he entered his second match, at the Rage in the Cage 43 event, against Joe Riggs, however, this time he lost in the first round, also by submission. His third fight, and second win came in 2004, at the KOTC 39 event, against Timothy Mendoza, by TKO in second round, increasing further his net worth. However, he lost his last two matches, against Jung Gyu Choi in 2006, and Dave Legeno in 2007.

Dean made his refereeing debut in 2004, and so far has refereed more than 3500 fight in the MMA circuit, which has been the main source of his net worth. He has become one of the best referees, and is the type of referee who can handle high profile matches. To mention a few fights he has refereed, Tim Sylvia vs. Frank Mir, for the UFC Heavyweight, then Tito Ortiz vs. Ken Shamrock at the UFC 61 event, and Mirko “Cro cop” Filipovic vs. Gabriel Gonzaga at the UFC 70. Furthermore, he refereed the fight between Renan Barão vs. Urijah Faber, for the UFC bantamweight title.

Thanks to his successful career as a referee, Dean has won the MMA Referee of the Year Award five times in a row, from 2010 until 2014.
Apart from his successful career in sports, Herb Dean has appeared in the TV series “The Ultimate Fighter”, airing from 2005 to 2008, and as himself in the film “Here Comes The Boom” (2012), both of which added a lot to the overall size of his net worth.

Speaking about his personal life little is known in the media about Herb Dean, except the fact that he has a son and two daughters; their mother’s name is not announced officially. His residence is still in Pasadena, California. Free time, Herb enjoys with his children playing music, and training. He is also active on his official Twitter account, on which he has a great number of followers.

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