Herb Dean the professional mixed martial fighter who turned match referee after getting retire from the MMA career. In UFC 48, Dean made his career debut as match official. He is selected for the UFC heavyweight championship bout between Mir vs Sylvia. In 2012, for the first time, mixed martial arts referees salaries announced. According to the leaked data it was reported pro referees earn $30k a year in UFC. Herb Dean net worth $1.5 million a year in 2019 revealed.
Herb Dean Net Worth ($3 Million) : Dean is one of the most successful match referees in UFC. In 2016, Sports Unplug released the match referees earnings, they reported that Herb Dean make $150,000 a year. The Sports Investigator, report that Herb Dean earn $500,000 annual salary. But recently many new referees included in UFC, that also make appearance in main pay-per-view events. UFC referee earn $500k, if they regularly appear in the main-card fights. In 2019, a sports source revealed UFC main-card or pay-per-view fight referee make $10,000 – $25,000.
Herb Dean Pay-Per-View Fight Fees ($15,000) : UFC fight score judges and match referees earn almost $15,000 for ppv. Herb Dean reported earnings in year 2019, according TSM Sportz media, is $1 million which include his contract deal with UFC. According to their data, Herb Dean make $550,000 yearly from his UFC contract and in 2018-2019, he earn salary upto $1 million. He won 4 best match referees (World MMA Awards) during the year 2010,2011,2013,2014. Dana White thinks “Dean is the best referee in this business” after UFC 109 and UFC 160. Dean listed among highest paid UFC referee in 2020 on base of his yearly earnings from MMA fights.