Despite taking the loss relatively in stride post-UFC 208, MMA Fighting is reporting that Holly Holm's camp has officially moved forward with a complaint filed to the New York State Athletic Commission. Her attorneys — Paul Bardacke and Breanna Houghton — are asking the NYSAC to review referee Todd Anderson's “failure to deduct one or more points from Germaine de Randamie following her repeated strikes thrown after the horn sounded to end Rounds 2 and 3.”
Oof. Had Anderson warned de Randamie after the first (relatively) egregious late hit, which wobbled Holly at the end of round 2, it would've set in motion a likely point deduction after the late punches thrown after round 3. If a point was deducted, the fight would've been a draw.
“We respectfully request the commission review referee Anderson’s failure to assess a foul and render a decision regarding a point deduction following Round 2, and failure to assess a foul and a point deduction following Round 3, and determine an appropriate result,” the complaint stated.
Holm, after UFC 208, did indeed say that these strikes were intentional.
Let's take a look at the round 2 late punches.
Holly's camp has said some incredibly harsh words towards de Randamie, who insisted she wasn't a dirty fighter after #UFC208, and even offered Holly a rematch after saying Cyborg would have to wait for the newly-crowned champ to get hand surgery.
Will de Randamie give the rematch? Holm’s agent Lenny Fresquez said, “it was blatant. Very blatant. I hope Germaine is a lady of her word and gives Holly the immediate rematch she promised her."
Read the full complaint here.