Holly Holm was likewise critical of the developments, wondering why the referee did not take a point after the second offense, where Germaine de Randamie did not stop punching as the bell rang at the end of the third round. I'm the No. 1 contender.
"The fight could've gone the other way".
Holm has indicated that she'd be game for a rematch with de Randamie and de Randamie definitely seems interested after initially noting that she wanted to take time off for surgery.
In a letter written to the commission by Paul Bardake, general counsel to Fresquez Productions - Lenny Fresquez is Holm's manager and agent - the applicable NYSAC regulations are cited.
"But I also had her rocked twice and didn't capitalise on it".
De Randamie has called for a rematch after an onslaught of criticism from fans and fighters in the combat community. Afterwards, Holm stated that she thought she deserved the win, but Cyborg actually agrees with the judges' decision the way it was rendered at the event with de Randamie being awarded the victory. If Anderson had deducted a point from de Randamie, the fight would have been ruled a draw, the complaint says.
Cyborg last fought in September at 140 pounds. "Holly, let's do this again".
Once the fight was over, de Randamie was immediately asked about a fight with Cyborg, who is undoubtedly the top contender in the division whenever she returns to action.
Her last win, a crushing, second-round (disappearing) knockout that sent Ronda Rousey to the sidelines for over a year, was the highlight of her Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) career.
"It's an exciting matchup", Cyborg said about the proposed fight with de Randamie. I mean, those were some of her best shots of the whole fight were after the bell. But I was controlling the pace and controlling the fight.
"It only makes sense if [de Randamie] is not ready to fight that the UFC would offer her a contract and a chance to fight me on the biggest stage, inside the UFC octagon".