This Saturday, August 15, a new day of the UFC, which delivered one of the most important controversies in the history of MMA. The most prestigious Mixed Martial Arts company presented UFC 252 at APEX in Las Vegas, Nevada. The card was impressive, having as the star match the trilogy between Stipe Miocic and Daniel cormier. The main problem that gave what to talk about was a picket in the eye of DC, which would have conditioned him.
They faced each other for the third time and competed for the heavyweight belt. In addition, the meeting closed the career of DC, already 41 years old. Thus, the referee Marc Goddard has taken responsibility for not having seen Stipe Miocic stick your finger in the eye of Daniel cormier. This caused quite a large swelling, which did not allow him to see more than fifty percent for three rounds. Heavyweight champion Miocic (20-3 MMA, 14-3 UFC) hit his rival in his left eye and everything was turned upside down.
Goddard ruled it as a legal hit when Cormier he complained, although the screens showed the opposite. The finger caused DC to lose sight of his eye for the remainder of the fight, which he believes played a factor in his unanimous decision loss to Miocic. In the wake of the incident, Marc has issued a statement in which he says he apologized to Daniel (22-3 MMA, 11-3 UFC) and his team for missing the direct hit. In addition, he assured that at that moment he thought it was a punch.
“I practice what I preach and as a man I stand tall and straight. If you accept the applause, you must also make mistakes, that is proof that you are listening, you are honest, and you implore improvement. Rough with acceptance and hassle-free ownership. Immediately after the fight, upon seeing the replay, I apologized to Daniel and his team and I do it publicly and without reservation to miss what I shouldn’t have done, but I can’t call what I don’t see. I have no repetitions and multiple angles, it is a single shot in real time “, was what the referee began by saying.
“I cannot convey how much I have lived and loved this sport for the last 20 years. I really appreciate everyone who understands, “Marc said. According to Jon Anik, on the ESPN + post-fight show, Cormier was taken to a local hospital after the match with a” tear “in his left eye . During the event, Daniel He told his cornermen that he couldn’t see with that eyeball. Notably, Goddard has been involved in some recent incidents and for this he was criticized again.