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The Wiseman Report – Questions await Randa Markos after UFC 202 loss

It’s time for the yes men (and women) to scram and for Randa Markos to start asking herself some difficult questions after suffering her first submission loss at UFC 202, tapping to American Cortney Casey.

Was she injured? Did she overthink the fight? Did she doubt herself? Or was Casey simply the better fighter last night? How can the training program be improved?

The 31-year-old Canadian strawweight, who impressed fans  with her performance on TUF 20, is 2-3-0 in her last five fights.

Listen to her pre-fight interview with The Fight Network’s John Ramdeen.

Only Markos, who primarily trains with Michigan Top Team, knows the answers to the questions. We know she’s a tough, good fighter, but the competition is not standing still. I think in order for her to bounce back strong – which I know she can – those questions immediately need honest answers and action.

You can do it, Randa.

Sticking with UFC 202, Raquel Pennington earned a unanimous decision win over Elizabeth Phillips. She outworked Phillips for the most part, but was more interesting was a tweet after the bout.

Fighters! Your competition is not standing still…

Say of this what you will.

A selfie from the champ.


Adriana Vukovich – @AdrianaVukovich

Aoife Murphy – @Efi_Murphy

Ingrid Coelho – @Ingrid_Coelho

Short and sweet this time. See you next week!


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