While the uninspiring main event has to shoulder some of the weight of UFC 208 feeling less than crucial and then falling flat on fight night, the other part of the problem is that it's hard to get amped for a bunch of fights that don't really carry any real divisional significance.
On Monday afternoon, Cyborg made an appearance on the MMA Hour to discuss the UFC's recent featherweight title fight, offering up her take on who won the fight, and what it meant to be excluded from it.
But after the second round horn sounded, de Randamie continued to throw punches, landing what many considered the best strike of the night that seemed to wobble Holm as she walked back to her corner.
Nearly unanimously in the MMA world, it was felt that de Randamie (7-3) should have been penalized a point at least on the second occasion.
The man who was responsible for ensuring the fight didn't continue at the end of each round was the man in the middle, Todd Anderson. "That's kind of normal". I take this seriously.
The final three months and change of 2016 were outstanding, but now it's time to ride out the dry spell a run like that is always going to produce.
"I'm going to talk to (UFC President) Dana (White) this week and work it out", he said. "They offered me the fight, he had three pro fights, it was for TV and I'm like, let's do it", the 32-year-old said at her open workout on Thursday. "It wasn't like the last punch of a combination when the bell rang".
"It was an accident to hit her after the bell, it was never intentional", de Randamie (7-3) said. "I don't know how the judges saw that. What can you do?"
The rep was referring respectively to Invicta FC featherweight champ Cristiane Justino (17-1 MMA, 2-0 UFC) and de Randamie.
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"The New York State Athletic Commission maintains a roster of highly qualified referees for assignment to bouts held in New York State", the NYSAC told MMA Fighting in a statement through spokesperson Laz Benitez. "If I can't fight like Cyborg, I don't want [to fight].It doesn't matter if I fight there or fight later".
Either way, the new women's champion is more than happy to give Holm another chance so they can settle the score once and for all.
"I want to fight everybody". Holm, however, doesn't feel she got a fair shake.
While Holm had over eight minutes of control time in the clinch, the lack of action forced the referee to split the fighters twice.
Unfortunately, the rest of the fight didn't exactly provide many further moments to get excited about.
Two UFC belts will likely be on the line when the UFC returns to Dallas on May 13.
Matthew Narvaiz is a sports reporter for the Daily Lobo.
There was controversy in the main event at Brooklyn's Barclays Center at the end of the second and third rounds. Also on the card, Ben Rothwell will take on former heavyweight champion Fabricio Werdum in a contender bout.
Gold Coast fighter Megan Anderson has been left looking for an opponent, any opponent, after Germaine De Randamie was crowned the UFC's inaugural featherweight champion in controversial fashion at UFC 208.