But Robert Whittaker has a chance to stake his claim next week.
'The Māori Kid' will try to continue his tear through the featherweight division later this month.
Former Olympic wrestler Khetag Pliev gave his opponent the finger, quite literally.
The inflammatory comments were directed at fellow UFC middleweight Kevin Holland
The City Kickboxing product returns to the Octagon on Sunday (NZ time) for a pivotal fight.
Kiwi Israel Adesanya threatened a rival in a fiery Instagram exchange.
The fight will be rescheduled as the Kiwi looks for his seventh straight win.
'Quake' has a chance to vault into the official rankings of the UFC's strongest division with a win over Gregor Gillespie in Las Vegas on Sunday (NZ time).
Kai Kara-France admits he has a new focus, now he is a dad.