Marc Goddard in the line of fire after controversial call in JP Buys vs Jacob Silva Contender Series clash

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Marc Goddard seemed to call off the JP Buys vs Jacob Silva clash on Dana White’s Contender Series

UFC referee was in the line of fire after calling off the JP Buys vs Jacob Silva clash on the latest Dana White’s Contender Series.

Buys had Silva in a Guillotine Choke during the final seconds of the first round. While Silva did not tap or lose consciousness, Goddard stepped in to stop the clash.

Marc Goddard is one of the top UFC referees
Holly Holm is tended to by referee Marc Goddard after being knocked out by Amanda Nunes of Brazil during their UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title bout (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

There were a few seconds still left in the round and as Buys celebrated the win, Silva was left enraged. He argued the call and looked to be fine despite the choke from his rival. Buys was also handed a contract for his win but this was another tough call from the referee.

Fans not impressed by Goddard

The British referee has made controversial calls before and spoke out about how tough it is to do the job.

He is right in sharing the problems with the job and this won’t be the first or last call from a referee that is controversial.

Early stoppages have happened several times in the past and it hurts when the stakes are high. Silva could have come out on top in the second round if the fight had gone on, but that is a moot point now.

Many UFC fans were critical of Goddard and hit out at the referee for making this mistake:

Colby Covington is one star that has hit out at Goddard in the past. However, another star also called out the British referee.

Aljamain Sterling, who is to fight Petr Yan for the UFC Bantamweight title, also shared his anger at the call:

He also understood that mistakes happened but wasn’t happy with one aspect of Goddard’s game:

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Marc Goddard seemed to call off the JP Buys vs Jacob Silva clash on Dana White’s Contender Series

UFC referee was in the line of fire after calling off the JP Buys vs Jacob Silva clash on the latest Dana White’s Contender Series.

Buys had Silva in a Guillotine Choke during the final seconds of the first round. While Silva did not tap or lose consciousness, Goddard stepped in to stop the clash.

Marc Goddard is one of the top UFC referees
Holly Holm is tended to by referee Marc Goddard after being knocked out by Amanda Nunes of Brazil during their UFC Women’s Bantamweight Title bout (Photo by Sean M. Haffey/Getty Images)

There were a few seconds still left in the round and as Buys celebrated the win, Silva was left enraged. He argued the call and looked to be fine despite the choke from his rival. Buys was also handed a contract for his win but this was another tough call from the referee.

Fans not impressed by Goddard

The British referee has made controversial calls before and spoke out about how tough it is to do the job.

He is right in sharing the problems with the job and this won’t be the first or last call from a referee that is controversial.

Early stoppages have happened several times in the past and it hurts when the stakes are high. Silva could have come out on top in the second round if the fight had gone on, but that is a moot point now.

Many UFC fans were critical of Goddard and hit out at the referee for making this mistake:

Colby Covington is one star that has hit out at Goddard in the past. However, another star also called out the British referee.

Aljamain Sterling, who is to fight Petr Yan for the UFC Bantamweight title, also shared his anger at the call:

He also understood that mistakes happened but wasn’t happy with one aspect of Goddard’s game:

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