How Much Is MMA Referee Herb Dean Salary In 2022?

Herb Dean has become the most appreciated MMA referee, and his salary is evaluated as $500,000. 

It was reported that pro referees could make $30k a year in UFC.

He began his career as a match official. He is chosen for the UFC heavyweight championship between Mir vs. Sylvia.

Dean was acknowledged as the referee of the year on Fighters Only Magazine’s World MMA awards in 2020, 2019, 2018, 2014, 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010.

Referees for preliminary cards receive a base salary of about $30,000. The match fee for them is about $500. At the same time, the professionals with great experience get the best contracts and huge base salaries.

Entry level MMA referees gain $250 per fight (yearly around $14,500). Professional MMA referees earn $2,500 per fight with $10,000 bonus for PPV events (yearly around $380,000).

How Much Is MMA Referee Herb Dean Net Worth?

According to Celebrity Net Worth, referee Herb Dean’s net worth is evaluated to be $3 million as of 2022.

He had made most of his earnings from his professional mixed martial art career.

He was a fighter for six years after accomplishing his profession in the MMA and won two matches. Being a referee for the Ultimate Fighting Championship, he has been widely praised as the gold standard in MMA.

He began training when he was nine years old and carry on to train in various disciplines throughout his teenage years. He initiated training under the trainer Frank Trejo.

Over time, he broadened his skillset by including Jiu-Jutsu and Judo in his training process. Eventually, he became popular as a second Dan Black Belter in Jiu-Jutsu.

Herb Dean Early Life Career Earnings And Assets

Herb Dean was born in Pasadena, California, in 1970.

He had started martial arts at the age of nine. In 1996, Dean met fighter Larry Landless, who made him known to MMA training at Submission Factory in Los Angeles.

Herb made his first public appearance in his professional fighting career in 2001 and was active until 2007. His first professional match was Gladiator Challenge 6, which he attained via submission in just 43 seconds in the first round.

For the moment, his last MMA fight was with Dave Legeno at Cage Rage 22 on 14 July 2007, which he lost. Herb Dean is one of the most skilled and respected UFC referees. He has commanded over 3500 MMA matches. The most remarkable matches include UFC 48 in 2004 and UFC 70 in 2007.