Top 10: Best MMA Referees3. Marc Goddard
Like a few of the other guys who made this list, Goddard used to fight. He wasn’t a world beater, but he cut his teeth in the ring and cage and made a decent name for himself before he was a full-blown referee. But once he made the transition to official, only a few people have done a better job.
Goddard has been all over the globe refereeing fights on the biggest stages. AFL, Bellator, Cage Warriors and of course the UFC have been the office for Goddard, whose no-nonsense approach to keeping things organized and safe in the realm of combat has made him a legend in black gloves.
Goddard has been the referee for the biggest names in MMA, and it’s almost impossible to find anybody complaining about his work. The sign of a great referee is that he or she is never in the spotlight, and that is what Goddard is all about. He’s the best in Europe and the third best on the planet.
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