Siri Karri

Senior Writer, Editor

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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.

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.

Stop calling Ronda Rousey vs. Holly Holm the greatest upset in UFC history

There’s a hard rule in sports fandom: if your favorite isn’t playing/fighting, you cheer for the underdog. The best underdogs are the ones who, statistically, shouldn’t have a chance. The ones expected to put on a good show and leave on…

Anthony Pettis vs. Sergio Pettis: What’s different between “Showtime” and “The Phenom”

While not as famous as the Diaz brothers, Anthony Pettis and Sergio Pettis are stars in their own right. The elder was the WEC and UFC lightweight champion and among the most recognizable faces in the sport. The younger brother…

Who are the 5 greatest Japanese MMA fighters of all-time?

In MMA terms, Japan is a cradle of civilization. Co-evolving alongside Brazilian grappling, it was responsible for the first big-money MMA events. All-time greats like Mauricio “Shogun” Rua, Fedor Emelianenko, and Mirko Cro Cop forged their legacies as the fledgling…

Edson Barboza survived against Khabib Nurmagomedov, and now he’ll beat Kevin Lee

When the fight between Edson Barboza and Kevin Lee was announced, of course we were excited. One of lightweight’s top 3 strikers against its second-best wrestler? On a free card no less? But weirdly, my thought wasn’t “this is a…

Bring your friends to watch Dustin Poirier vs. Justin Gaethje

To any fan who desperately wants to show their friends how cool MMA is, the bout between Dustin “The Diamond” Poirier and Justin “The Highlight” Gaethje is about as good as it gets. The two men are English-speaking and hard…