Goddard apologizes for missing eye poke on Daniel Cormier at UFC 252


Towards the end of the third round of Saturday’s UFC 252 headliner, challenger Daniel Cormier complained about an inadvertent eye poke from Stipe Miocic. He raised it with presiding referee Marc Goddard, saying his left eye was compromised.

I practice what I preach & as a man I stand tall & head on. If you accept plaudits, then you must with mistakes, too, that’s proof that you are listening, honest, and implore improvement.

Rough with the smooth, acceptance & ownership. Immediately after the fight when seeing the replay I apologised to Daniel Cormier & his team & I do so publicly & undeservedly for missing what I shouldn’t have. But I cannot call what I do not see.

I don’t have replays & multiple angles, it’s a one shot take in real time. I cannot convey just how much I have both lived & loved this sport for the past 20 years. I truly appreciate all who understand.

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