MMA fighter Ahmad Al Darmaki is under fire after what has been described as a “despicable” act throughout a struggle in Abu Dhabi.
Al Darmaki had his opponent Bogdan Kirilenko in a rear bare choke, incomes the submission after Kirilenko tapped out.
But inexplicably Al Darmaki refused to launch the maintain, forcing referee Marc Goddard to intervene and pull him away.
Al Darmaki took exception to Goddard’s actions, twice shoving the referee and grabbing his shirt.
Goddard overturned the outcome, disqualifying Al Darmaki.
Al Darmaki’s actions have been condemned by ESPN’s Ariel Helwani, who mentioned the game’s governing physique wanted to take additional motion.
“Great job by Goddard. Despicable behaviour by Al Darmaki. Holds onto the choke means too lengthy after which will get bodily with the ref. Unacceptable behaviour. Should be DQ’d, suspended and fined,” Helwani tweeted.
Goddard took all of it in his stride, later tweeting: “All in a days work!”