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Holly Holm Files Official Appeal Of Her UFC 208 Loss

UFC fighter, mixed martial artist and notorious Ronda Rousey destroyer, Holly Holm, has officially filed an appeal to the New York State Athletic Commission regarding her UFC 208 loss on Saturday night in Brooklyn. The main contention in the fight’s result which went to decision after five rounds for the woman’s featherweight championship in favor of Holm’s opponent, Germaine de Randamie, is that Randamie hit Holms twice after the bell and both instances should have resulted in a points deduction. This is significant because Holm lost 48-47 on all three judges scorecards. So, when you drop two points off of Randamie’s score Holm becomes the winner OR, Holm and her camp feel, that even if you don’t agree with both point deductions you should agree with at least one which would then render the bout a draw. This is quite significant for a couple of reasons. The first is that this would set up a mandatory rematch for the two in order to determine who gets to be crowned the first UFC Woman’s Featherweight Champion. The second is it defines a strong candidate to be a future opponent of Cyborg which, whoever it ends up being, would be a super-fight and a fight to remember for ages.

Anderson Silva VS Conor Mcgregor!?!

Anderson Silva hasn’t won a fight in over three long years but he’s still as much of a competitor as he’s ever been. He’s now eyeing a mega-fight with superstar Conor McGregor. Yes, you read that correctly a fight between current UFC pride Conor “Notorious” McGregor and all-time UFC legend Anderson “The Spider” Silva. Now, let’s be honest there’s almost zero chance this will ever even come close to happening but it is fun to think about and that is exactly what Anderson Silva is doing.
Silva does have an actual fight coming up on February 11th in Brooklyn at UFC 208 against Derek Brunson. But he’s still thinking about the potential super-fight with McGregor. “I’d like to test myself against Conor because he’s an interesting martial artist,His stand-up game is an intelligent game. Not because he’s champion now, but for the martial arts challenge. I’d like to see how these stand-up techniques, his and mine, would mix, and how that would go. But not to fight for a belt or anything like that. For the challenge, an interest, that thing about knowing how a fight like this would go” said Silva of the potential bout.
The problem is that the two would need to compete at a catch-weight. McGregor is currently competing at 155 pounds but did fight Nate Diaz twice in the past year and a half at 170 pounds. Silva normally competes at 185 pounds but feels he could get down to as low as 178 or even 175 pounds in order to fight McGregor. So it remains a possibility but a distant one at that. So far, McGregor has not commented on this possible fight and nothing else has been heard of it.