To say Sam Alvey has had a problem with Marc Goddard’s stoppages in recent fights is an understatement.
Alvey has lost to Antonio Rogerio Nogueira and Jim Crute via TKO in his last two Octagon appearances, and in both cases Goddard was the third man in the cage. “Smile’n” Sam has issues with both stoppages, particularly when Goddard intervened in his loss to Crute at UFC 234.
“It was a garbage stoppage. That is two in a row that Marc Goddard has done to me. That was bad. I have looked at it and I shouldn’t have gotten punched, but I was fine when he stopped it,” said Alvey, who faces Klidson Abreu at UFC on ESPN 4 on Saturday in San Antonio. “I even put my thumb up, because 40 minutes before the fight, he said if you are okay put your thumb up. I did that but he I guess he didn’t see it and stopped the fight.’
After his past two experiences, Alvey hopes that the English official doesn’t ref one of his fights ever again. He has yet to bring up his concerns with the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation or any other athletic commission, but he believes no one will have a problem accommodating it.
“I will make sure he doesn’t ref another one of my fights. I am sure he doesn’t want any part of me anymore, that is twice now that I have complained,” Alvey said. “I’m sure nobody will have a problem with him not reffing my fights anymore.”