MMA fighter Ahmad Al Darmaki got disqualified in Abu Dhabi before trying to fight Brit ref Marc Goddard.

The featherweight had the fight won against Bogdan Kirilenko won in round one after securing a rear-naked choke.

MMA fighter Ahmad Al Darmaki got disqualified in Abu Dhabi before trying to fight Brit ref Marc Goddard

But after Kirilenko tapped out, Al Darmaki refused to break the hold prompting himself to be disqualified.

He immediately confronted Birmingham’s Goddard – a former light-heavyweight – proceeding to shove the official.

After pushing the ref and trying to grab him by the throat, Al Darmaki eventually gives up.

He was then met with a furious reaction after Goddard disciplined the fighter.

Despite the animosity in the cage, Goddard is no stranger to confrontation.

In 2017, former UFC champion Conor McGregor had a run-in with the ref at a Bellator show.


McGregor’s close pal and training partner Charlie Ward had just beaten John Redmond which led to The Notorious hopping over the fence to celebrate.

The Irishman was then confronted by Goddard, who wanted him out of the cage.

McGregor then went after the ref, later revealing he was unhappy with his officiating, believing the fight was stopped too late.