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Ref. Herb Dean Was Unsure If Anderson Silva Was Knocked Out Or Not At UFC 162

You were all expecting “The Spider” to continue to reign terror upon the middleweight division. You thought wrong. Anderson Silva was knocked out clean with one single punch from Chris Weidman who has less fights than the champ has title defenses. It was a surprise to say the least. Weidman became an overnight star and there’s no undoing your silly mistakes in the Octagon, and Silva is no exception.

Referee Herb Dean was there to rescue Silva from further punishment, not Steve Mazzagatti

It was almost a replay of the pantomime that he had done,” he told MMAJUNKIE. “I saw him go down. I respond to it whether it’s pantomime or not, but to be honest, I wasn’t sure. But I’m going to respond and get in close to get a better look. Once I got in there and got a better look, he was unconscious to me.