"You can not knock me out like that, come on", de Randamie said. You have to fight. "[Megan Anderson], you ready to unify the [Invicta FC] belts?!"
While Germaine de Randamie was awarded a unanimous-decision victory over Holly Holm to claim the inaugural UFC women's featherweight title on Saturday night, the controversial bout did little to add clarity to the organization's newest division.
Holm's manager Lenny Fresquez told MMA Fighting that she could consider appealing the result of the fight.
Justino was meant to be the headline attraction for UFC 208, but she said she needed at least until March to recover from a depleting weight cut for her last UFC fight at a 140-pound catch-weight.
Jacare Souza's win over Tim Boetsch doesn't move him any closer to a title shot because champion Michael Bisping is now trying to delay his inevitable matchup with Yoel Romero, which means Souza will likely have to fight again to stay fresh, make some money and maintain his place in line. "Holly needed to chain her wrestling transitions better to get that takedowns".
But now, Cristiane "Cyborg" Justino (17-1-0, 1NC) is waiting in the wings.
It appears Justino may avoid a harsh sanction, but de Randamie said after the fight she would need hand surgery and out of action for some time. "If Cris Cyborg is the one I have to fight, I'll fight her". I'm really itching for it. "We're going to see a lot of them get better because they're going to know that they have an opportunity that they can grasp on to".
"She didn't want to fight me", said De Randamie.
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Cyborg seemed to take the news in stride, offering to fight another 145lb "world champion" instead. She's used to it.
Nine of the 10 fights went to the judges' scorecards and there were few moments of genuine excitement.
Not unlike Miesha Tate, White was also highly critical of the errant refereeing that further tarnished the already lackluster main event between Holly Holm and Germaine de Randamie, singling out referee Todd Anderson for his lack of experience.
Jacare caught a Boetsch kick and took down the burly American, moving effortlessly into full mount before locking up a vicious kimura, the third-such submission Boetsch has tapped to in his UFC career.
Fedor Emelianenko, who is 2-0 since coming out of retirement in December 2015, will make his Bellator debut against Matt Mitrione in the main event of a card in San Jose, Calif., on Saturday night.
Cyborg said Monday she hopes to receive a ruling from USADA "soon".
Critical of de Randamie's behavior, Fresquez said he would confer with the UFC before Team Holm makes any commitment.
The 41-year-old former champion, who said fighting in NY was one of his dreams, was left in tears after taking the unanimous judges decision. I just want one or two more fights, especially on a big platform. It's going to be my time.