Randa Markos: Luana Pinheiro’s ‘inability to continue seemed a bit oversold and suspect’ in DQ loss


Randa Markos just isn’t shopping for that Luana Pinheiro was too harm to proceed combating.

This previous Saturday at UFC on ESPN 23, Markos (10-11-1 MMA, 6-10-1 UFC) was disqualified for touchdown an unlawful upkick to the pinnacle of a downed Pinheiro, which rendered the Brazilian unable to proceed.

Pinheiro regarded out of it, which prompted referee Mark Smith to wave the struggle off in Spherical 1 and disqualify Markos. Pinheiro was even carried out of the cage, however no medical replace has been offered on her but.

Previous to touchdown the unlawful blow, Markos was poked quite a few instances on her left eye which prompted a minimize on her eyelid that required stitches. After a health care provider checked on her, Markos insisted she wished to proceed combating and got here out quick for the rest of Spherical 1 earlier than the struggle was stopped on the 4:16 mark because of the unlawful upkick.

Markos was dropped at tears by the unlucky end result and took to Instagram on Sunday to provide her ideas on the fight-ending sequence, which she thinks Pinheiro exaggerated.

“I’ve been within the struggle sport for some time now. I’ve by no means deliberately thrown a unlawful blow. It’s a struggle, shit is sure to occur. I took three eye pokes (requiring stitches and lack of imaginative and prescient) and by no means thought for a second that I wasn’t going to proceed. I had such camp coaching with @travislutter, @cdpowertrain and @adams.justin1 in Texas and was able to showcase my expertise for the best struggle promotion on the earth. Sure my foot grazed her however that my opponents Lack of ability to proceed appeared a bit oversold and suspect. I let her know after the attention poke that I wasn’t leaving that cage with out a win and she or he stole that from me.
I’m enthusiastic about no matter is subsequent. I’ve a tone of coronary heart in me that must be set free. Thanks to everybody that helped me with this camp. I like you all and I’ll be again quickly #ufc #quietstorm #mma #easywayout #littlebitch

The loss was a troublesome one for Markos, who’s enduring the roughest stretch of her profession having dropped 4 straight. In the meantime, Dana White’s Contender Collection standout Pinheiro improved to 9-1, notching her first octagon win.

UFC on ESPN 23 occurred on the UFC Apex in Las Vegas. Your entire card aired on ESPN2.


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