Randa Markos talks UFC Calgary, Brock Lesnar & Why Swimming Is Her Kryptonite


Randa Markos is a short time away from once again stepping foot in the Octagon when she battles Nina Ansaroff on the preliminary card of UFC On Fox 30. 

The fighter is not a fan of change when it comes to training camps, which is why Markos is preparing for Ansaroff in the same way that she has prepared for the last few battles inside of the Octagon. 

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"I stuck with the same routine as last time...the last few fights, I feel like its working good for me. I just got my purple belt in jiu-jitsu, so I'm really focusing on improving every part of my game. That's the best I can do right now and I think its best for me, so I'm going to use the gym to on my jiu-jitsu and wrestling...to improve on my wrestling and boxing. I feel like that's whats best for me and we'll see the improvement in this next fight. I feel that I've come a long way since Carla Esparza, since my fight in Mexico. I'm hoping to come out there a better version of myself," says Markos in an exclusive interview with Fightful's James Lynch.  

Markos has yet to really find any steady footing inside of the UFC, having rotated wins and losses in all eight of her previous bouts. 

A hot topic issue in the UFC right now is the return of former UFC Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar and Markos has some thoughts on that as well. 

"I think its ridiculous, be honest...like come on. He (Lesnar) does not look like he's in fighting shape, he looks like he's on steroids...you know what I mean? He looks younger now than he did back when he was fighting, he's obviously on something. I think that the whole thing with him coming in and pushing Daniel Cormier and calling out everybody, he's got that WWE mentality. This is a different sport, I don’t like the way that's going. Its obviously good for the fans...I guess, I feel like fight fans don't get that stuff. I've heard a lot of bad things about it, people saying that they didn't like that. I don't think he should come back and fight, but its not up to me...its up to the UFC and its up to the ratings. It'll be a good fight for the ratings, but I don't think he should come back," says Markos. 

UFC On Fox 30 takes place on Saturday, July 28 from the Scotiabank Center in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with Eddie Alvarez and Dustin Poirier headlining. Fightful is providing live coverage of the event, which airs live on Fox.  

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