Siri Karri

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A fight is like wood carving; multifaceted, beautiful and it'll leave you hurting if you get thrown into one. I have puns like perforated edges: tear-able.

Jacare Souza evolved to knock out Chris Weidman at UFC 230

No one expected a wipe, but most fans had Chris Weidman beating Ronaldo “Jacare” Souza. The NY native stood taller, moved quicker and fought longer. He finished the man who had just beaten Jacare in his most recent fight, Kelvin…

Anthony Smith and the great light heavyweight dilemma

With his submission of Volkan Oezdemir, Anthony “Lionheart” Smith called for a title shot. Oezdemir was in his athletic prime and coming off a scrappy loss to dominant champion Daniel Cormier. On the other hand, Smith was an ex-middleweight whose…

Conor McGregor proved that Tony Ferguson can beat Khabib Nurmagomedov

Before their fight at UFC 229, I predicted that Conor McGregor had the best chance of beating Khabib Nurmagomedov. Khabib’s striking ranges from unimpressive to sloppy, a style tailor-made for counters. I would like to walk back that statement and…

Remembering Kid Yamamoto

With the suddenness of a meteor strike, a death has sent the MMA world reeling; Norifumi “Kid” Yamamoto has passed. Mere weeks ago, Yamamoto announced his cancer diagnosis and his intention to fight it. But cancer never fights fair, and it…

Conor McGregor has the best chance to beat Khabib Nurmagomedov

For many, the day of reckoning has come for Conor McGregor. Conor is a great fighter, but there’s no question that the UFC brass steered the most difficult match-ups away from him. It’s odd that, in a division so full…

T.J. Dillashaw was the best bantamweight; now he’s the greatest too

When T.J. Dillashaw knocked out Cody Garbrandt a second time, it was more than the final seal on a rivalry. We witnessed the birth of a monster. One who will take his place on the pantheon of MMA gods. T.J.…

The best submission ever? A look back at Toby Imada’s inverse triangle choke vs. Jorge Masvidal

The problem with choosing the “best” submission is that each has mitigating factors. Ryo Chonan’s flying heel hook on Anderson Silva comes to mind, but it was a fluke. Not lucky, but a fluke in that Silva would never fall for…

Who do we want to win between Stipe Miocic and Daniel Cormier?

Let us assume that Stipe Miocic vs. Daniel Cormier is, in fact, a seminal fight in the UFC. Who do we want to win? Whose win is better for UFC?

Brian Ortega shouldn’t be an underdog against Max Holloway

Max Holloway opened as a slight favorite over Brian Ortega for UFC 226. The defending champion has prodigious skills and a great resume, but we disagree.

Here’s why All-Rounder Meguru is must-read MMA manga

If you’re okay reading right to left and going out of your way to find it, All-Rounder Meguru is an MMA fan’s hidden treasure.

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