Holly Holm admitted during a recent appearance on The MMA Hour that the chances of getting her loss to Germaine de Randamie overturned were pretty slim after she filed an appeal with New York State Athletic Commission (NYSAC).
And earlier today (Feb. 28, 2017), NYSAC confirmed that it would not overturn her unanimous decision loss to “Iron Lady,” which went down on Feb. 11, 2017 in Brooklyn, New York, in what was the promotion’s first-ever women’s featherweight title fight.
MMA Fighting has the word:
“After a review of the video footage of the bout, the New York State Athletic Commission determined that there was no clear error or violation of statute or rule by Referee Todd Anderson. Therefore, the scoring and outcome of the bout will not be modified.”
Holm’s hopes were that the commission would take into consideration that the official on duty failed to take points away from Germaine after striking after the bell on two occasions.
Despite the decision, Holm’s camp will move forward.
“We respect their decision and will not seek anything further, except a rematch from Germaine,” Holm’s agent Lenny Fresquez told MMAFighting.com.
Indeed, “The Preacher’s Daughter” has been campaigning for another fight against de Randamie -- which “Iron Lady” is willing to grant — but it seems the promotion isn’t too interested in granting her wishes, especially since Cris Cyborg could be nearing a return.
Plus, it’s not like the first fight lit the world on fire in the eyes of Dana White.