Beautiful kick but early stoppage. Goddard jumped in before we could see if Moraes had his witts about him. I didn’t see his eyes roll back and it seemed like he was throwing his legs into guard. Not the worst stoppage but a wee bit early IMO.
Looking at the replays, I'm not buying the stoppage. I don't see where he was hurt. Looked like he fell to a roll (rolling with the shot) expecting a heel to make contact, then was hit by 2 or 3 punches, but the kick didn't land. It was glancing with the achilles making contact, maybe some lower calf as well. I don't get that at all.
At what point was that fight worth stopping? Moraes was looking to throw up his guard right when this desperate ref decided to end the fight. Man let the fight play out. Are we now in a sport that gets stopped the moment one guy drops? I mean Marlon was conscious and defending evidenced by his little roll. Tf is this sport turning into? BOXING?