Marc Goddard
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Featherweight Ahmad Al Darmaki was disqualified after shoving veteran MMA referee Marc Goddard at a UAE Warriors occasion in Abu Dhabi on Friday.

Al Darmaki (2-6) submitted his opponent Bogdan Kirilenko with a vicious rear-naked choke however Al Darmaki refused to let go of the chokehold when Goddard tried to wave off the struggle. Goddard yanked Al Darmaki off of his defenseless opponent and Al Darmaki was then seen shoving the referee and grabbing onto his shirt. As an alternative of successful the struggle through submission, Goddard as a substitute rightfully disqualified Al Darmaki as a substitute.

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Ahmad Al Darmaki was simply DQ’d after he refused to launch an RNC towards Bogdan Kirilenko. Issues acquired bodily between him and ref Marc Goddard.

The British-based Goddard is usually thought-about to be one of many high officers in combined martial arts. He has officiated quite a few title fights within the UFC through the years and is usually ranked by fighters, followers, and media as one of many high referees within the recreation right this moment.

Nonetheless, like most referees on the highest degree of this sport, he has been concerned in controversy once in a while for his officiating. Essentially the most notable occasion of this was Goddard’s stoppage within the Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington major occasion at UFC 245. After Covington acquired knocked down late within the fifth spherical, Goddard stopped the struggle through TKO in favor of Usman, which led to Covington occurring a long-winded verbal assault of Goddard in a number of interviews for what he felt was an early stoppage.

Do you consider Ahmad Al Darmaki deserved to lose through DQ after shoving Marc Goddard?