Referee Marc Goddard was concerned in a bodily confrontation with a fighter on Friday night time which led to an prompt disqualification.
Ahmad Al Darmaki thought he had secured a sensational submission victory at UAE Warriors 12 in his dwelling nation.
Nevertheless, after refusing to launch the rear bare choke on his downed opponent, it shortly turned ugly.
Al Darmaki, who was at one level the one skilled Emirati MMA fighter, mounted Bogdan Kirilenko in high management and duly took his again.
After locking within the choke, Kirilenko tapped the canvas to sign the struggle was over within the first spherical and Goddard stepped in.
Nevertheless, Al Darmaki saved his arm clenched in opposition to his helpless opponent’s windpipe and appeared reluctant to let go till the British referee stepped in.
The featherweight then determined to boost his fingers to Goddard and pushed him again twice, earlier than celebrating as if nothing had occurred.
Revered MMA Journalist Ariel Helwani wrote on Twitter after watching the clip: “Nice job by Goddard. Despicable conduct [sic] by Al Darmaki.
“Holds onto the choke manner too lengthy after which will get bodily with the ref. Unacceptable behaviour [sic]. Ought to be DQ’d, suspended and fined.”