The victory did not come without consequences, as Marshman was issued a formal warning by the British military for competing at the event.
“I’m leaving anyway, I’ve given my year’s notice because on the fourth of November that will be my 12-year point, so that’s me signing off now,” Marshman said on The MMA Hour. “My officer in command knew that I was fighting and he had basically okay’d it. But it came from above him that I wasn’t allowed to fight and the day I was going to fight week, on the Tuesday, I had a text message off my RCMO (Regimental Careers Management Officer) telling me I wasn’t gonna be fighting. … I just sort of went with it anyway.”
Marshman has been a part of the British military for over a decade now and is a paratrooper with the 3rd Battalion, Parachute Regiment.
One thing the fighter will admit is that being a part of the British military has affected his professional MMA career.
“I’m fighting a really high level, I made it to the UFC, I’ve just been offered a new contract, and I got really far but at the minute my job is a soldier. I’m a professional soldier and I’m not training the same ways as everyone else,” says Marshman.
There is no word at this time as to when Marshman will compete again, but he does hold a 3-3-0 record in the UFC right now.