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Referee Marc Goddard Explains No-Foul Call During Burns/Thompson Ending

Gilbert Burns took Stephen Thompson to task with a decision win at UFC 264, but after some questionable strikes to the back of the head, Marc Goddard has decided to chime in. The fight was truly a pressure cooker of an affair, as the stakes for both fighters were so...

WATCH: Fighter Disqualified After Holding Onto Choke & Shoving Referee Marc Goddard

Things got hectic during a UAE Warriors event between a fighter and referee Marc Goddard. Ahmad Al Darmaki went one-on-one with Bogdan Kirilenko in Abu Dhabi on Friday (July 31). Al Darmaki locked in a rear-naked choke and initially scored the submission win. The problem was, Al Darmaki didn't want...

Kamaru Usman Says Marc Goddard Let Colby Covington ‘Live To Fight Another Day’ With UFC 245 Stoppage

Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington was a highly-anticipated fight and it sure delivered. It was the Fight of the Night at UFC 245 where Usman scored a fifth-round TKO win to defend his belt. Following the fight, Covington claimed referee, Marc Goddard stopped the fight too early, but Usman...

Marc Goddard Reflects On Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington Stoppage

Referee Marc Goddard has defended his decision to stop the Kamaru Usman vs. Colby Covington bout. Back in Dec. 2019, Usman and Covington collided for the UFC welterweight championship. This was the first title defense in Usman's reign. After four rounds of back-and-forth action, Usman took over in the fifth...

Colby Covington Blasts ‘Fake Ref’ Marc Goddard Following UFC 245

Colby Covington is none too pleased with referee Marc Goddard after UFC 245. Covington challenged Kamaru Usman for the UFC welterweight championship last night (Dec. 14). "Chaos" vs. "The Nigerian Nightmare" headlined UFC 245 inside the T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada. In an exciting clash that won't soon be...

Referee Marc Goddard Praises Henry Cejudo & Marlon Moraes Following UFC 238

Henry Cejudo vs. Marlon Moraes delivered and even referee Marc Goddard was in awe. This past Saturday night (June 8), Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) flyweight title holder Cejudo took on Moraes for the vacant bantamweight gold. Moraes had a big opening round, landing several hard leg kicks and getting the...

Conor McGregor Criticizes Marc Goddard; Goddard Responds

Former UFC featherweight and lightweight champion, Conor McGregor and referee Marc Goddard got into a recent exchange on Twitter. Cage Warriors, where McGregor fought before the UFC, sent out a tweet showing the Irishman submitting Dave Hill. However, the champ-champ took that as an opportunity to take a shot...

Marc Goddard Offers Lengthy Response To Usman-Woodley Officiating Criticisms

Kamaru Usman's dominant performance at UFC 235 to capture the welterweight title almost stole the show. "The Nigerian Nightmare" dominated Tyron Woodley for 25 minutes inside the Octagon to win his first-ever UFC world title. However, many mixed martial arts (MMA0 fans were upset with referee Marc Goddard's officiating. Goddard...

UFC Commentator Finds Referee Marc Goddard’s ‘Arrogance’ Off-putting

Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) play-by-play ace Jon Anik doesn't like how referee Marc Goddard deals with fighters, commentators and others. Kamaru Usman put on a brilliant display at UFC 235 against Tyron Woodley. Usman dominated Woodley with his grappling and even in the stand-up to capture the UFC welterweight gold...

Marc Goddard Admits to “Mistake” in Alvey/Crute Stoppage

Referee Marc Goddard has come forward to provide an explanation for his controversial stoppage in the Jim Crute vs. Sam Alvey fight at UFC 234. Marc Goddard called a stop to the fight in the first round when Sam Alvey failed to adequately respond to strikes raining down from Jim...

Dana White Criticizes Marc Goddard for “Bad Stoppage” at UFC 234

Dana White has a problem with a referee stoppage for the second time in the three-card old 2019. At UFC 234, Jim Crute showed no signs of a sophomore slump when he ran through Sam Alvey for the first round TKO, but that victory came with its share of protest,...

Eddie Alvarez Breaks His Silence Following TKO Loss to Dustin Poirier

Eddie Alvarez suffered a TKO loss to Dustin Poirier at UFC on FOX 30 but he's not passing the blame onto anyone else but himself. Alvarez fell to Poirier by second round TKO after the fighters were reset in the center of the Octagon following a foul that was committed...

Marc Goddard Responds to UFC Calgary Main Event Criticism

One of the most anticipated lightweight rematches came and went at the UFC’s Calgary event when Dustin Poirier finished Eddie Alvarez in the second round of the main event. While the fight was a valiant effort by both men and the win one for the highlight reels, not all...
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Marc Goddard Issues Lengthy Statement on Conor McGregor Incident

Referee Marc Goddard has given his take, in length, on Friday night's incident at Bellator 187 involving Conor McGregor McGregor jumped the cage at the UFC rival promotion's event in his hometown and was involved in a heated exchange with Goodard prior to slapping an official on the night. Footage of...

Marc Goddard Posts Statement Following Bellator 187 Incident With Conor McGregor

Referee Marc Goddard has broken his silence following his altercation with Conor McGregor at Bellator 187. It was a chaotic scene inside the 3Arena in Dublin, Ireland. Following Charlie Ward's knockout win over John Redmond, teammate McGregor jumped inside the cage and hugged Ward. McGregor wasn't a cornerman, so Goddard...