Veteran Referee Herb Dean to Make $1900 for the Conor McGregor vs Dustin Poirier Trilogy at UFC 264

Published 07/08/2021, 12:08 PM EDT


The UFC 264 event is all set to be the biggest MMA event of the year. The much-awaited fight between Conor McGregor and Dustin Poirier will headline the event. This fight will be the third between McGregor and Poirier and fans are really excited to see how this trilogy ends.

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Fans from all around the world are eagerly waiting for the event. Recently UFC President Dana White had talked about the same. The UFC President revealed how the pre-buy for UFC 264 PPVs is the highest in UFC history. Even the tickets for the UFC 264 event were sold out within minutes of them going online.

From this fight, even McGregor and Poirier will earn one of the biggest paydays in their UFC career. However, not everyone involved in the fight will be earning huge money. In a recent tweet, Marc Raimondi of ESPN revealed the salary of the match referee for the McGregor vs Poirier fight.

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He wrote, “From the NSAC meeting this morning: Poirier vs. McGregor 3 officials. Referee: Herb Dean ($1900 pay). Judges: Sal D’Amato, Derek Cleary, Junichiro Kamijo ($1600)”

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Veteran referee herb Dean is going to preside over the fights with Sal D’Amato, Derek Cleary, and Junichiro Kamijo acting as the judges. It disappointed many people that the UFC is paying so little to the referees and judges for such a big event. As everyone involved in the event and the UFC are sure to make a huge profit from the event.

What to expect from the UFC 264 event?

The UFC 264 event consists of a plethora of glorious fights. While the focus will surely be on the McGregor vs Poirier 3 fight. Many great fights like Stephen Thompson vs Gilbert Burns and Irene Aldana vs Yana Kunitskaya are also a part of the show.

There are 13 fights set to take place at the event and almost all of them promise to be entertaining affairs. With the final fight between McGregor and ‘The Diamond’ being the cherry on the top.

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Which fight are you most excited about UFC 264? Let us know in the comments below.

 

 

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Paras Pande is a UFC author at EssentiallySports who is pursuing his graduation in Journalism and Mass Communication. An ardent follower of the UFC, he has been covering the sport for 2 years now. Before joining the team at EssentiallySports, Paras gained expertise as an MMA writer whilst working with Sportskeeda.

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