Refree Marc Goddard Applauded by the MMA Community Including Popular UFC Commentator for Actions in Covington-Masvidal UFC 272 Card

Published 03/07/2022, 10:30 AM EST

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Referee Marc Goddard is getting a lot of love from the MMA community for his exceptional work at UFC 272.

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The veteran ref made some crucial calls that got appreciated throughout the night. Chiefly, his work in the co-main event of the night was lauded in the MMA space.

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The godfather of MMA refereeing said, “Well done @marcgoddard_uk you handled that fight beautifully.”

Also, the former UFC flyweight and bantamweight champion, Henry Cejudo, said, “@marcgoddard_uk is the best referee in the game. He needs to be the principal referee for the major fights. We saw what Jorge said about his officiating last night. The @ufc needs to make the best decisions possible for the safety of fighters and high stake fights @danawhite”

UFC commentator Jon Anik, who was on the call at UFC 272 PPV, said, “Master class in refereeing/controlling the Octagon by @marcgoddard_uk last night. I’d imagine they’ll be using that film to teach officials for years to come. Brilliant work, MG.”

Marc Goddard also got recognition for his work from the UFC matchmaker Mick Maynard. “Marc is the best in the game,” said Maynard.

Goddard appreciated the applauding comments he received from his peers in the MMA community.

Marc Goddard was in full control of the UFC 272 co-main event

In the early rounds of the co-main event of UFC 272, Rafael dos Anjos was putting on a brutal beating on Renato Moicano. Hence, at the end of the rounds, referee Marc Goddard had his eyes set on the Moicano corner.

However, Moicano’s corner let their fight continue. Since Moicano’s had a cut just above his eye and his left eye was shutting down, Goddard asked for a doctor’s examination, but Moicano was adamant about continuing. Even the doctor allowed the Moicano to go on.

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After RDA dominated the fourth round and neither the corner nor the doctor stopped the fight, referee Marc Goddard told Moicano he had 30 seconds to show he was competitive in the fight.

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Moicano heard the ref and went on to possibly win the round and fought his heart out in the fifth round. Thus, the fight went to a decision.

Though Moicano had a late flurry, RDA won the fight via a unanimous decision.

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Even though refs usually communicate with fighters to keep working whenever the fighters are inactive during the round, it was unique to see a ref calling a fighter to show something before the round starts.

What do you think of Marc Goddard’s call at UFC 272? Share your perspectives in the comments section below.

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Deepak Kumar

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Deepak Kumar is a UFC author at EssentiallySports. His love for MMA comes from the chaos and violence the fight game brings to the table. A BJJ aspirant, Deepak began following the sport as a casual fan when Ronda Rousey was finishing her opponents in seconds.
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