UFC Sacramento: Germaine de Randamie Defends Herb Dean’s Stoppage
By FCF Staff
Since Germaine de Randamie quickly stopped Aspen Ladd at UFC Sacramento, there’s been plenty of talk about the fight’s stoppage. But, according to the former featherweight champ, referee Herb Dean made the right decision to stop the fight when he did.
De Randamie dropped Ladd not long into the main event fight, and as she threw another shot, Dean jumped in. Ladd, however, never appeared to go out and was moving when the bout was stopped.
While talking about the fight’s stoppage after the card, de Randamie had this to say about Dean’s call (quotes via MMA Junkie):
“I believe it was a good stoppage,” de Randamie said. “It was a clean shot. She dropped, she turned 360 degrees the other side when I hit her, so, it was a clean shot.”
“…The thing is, the referee stops the fight, you know? And I understand that the audience might not agree, but it was a clean, clean shot. I landed another one, just because she was on her knees, and Herb was on his way to stop it, and I landed another one. If he didn’t step in, the fight was going to be over anyway because I was going to jump on top of her and finish the fight.”
The 35-year-old de Randamie (9-3) has won five straight fights since she was stopped by champ-champ Amanda Nunes in 2013.