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.

Detective Al Iaquinta unearths clues about Khabib Nurmagomedov

For all intents and purposes, Khabib Nurmagomedov dominated Al Iaquinta. “The Eagle” won every round on every judge’s scorecard and was never even remotely in danger. So why are people treating this like it’s such a big deal? Well, Iaquinta…

3 (almost serious) questions about Max Holloway vs. Khabib Nurmagomedov

Everyone wants to ask serious questions about Max Holloway vs Khabib Nurmagomedov, but that won’t work. A ridiculous fight needs appropriately… creative questions. Here are the things you weren’t wondering before, and probably wish you weren’t wondering now. 1. Will…

MMA Guide: What is a TKO / Technical Knockout?

Have you ever watched a fight get stopped and wondered why your friends were cheering or booing? Were you curious as to why it was stopped even though the fighter was conscious? Worry no more, we’re here to talk about…

Khabib Nurmagomedov: The Grappling Mike Tyson

Khabib Nurmagomedov is the wrestler’s equivalent of a knockout puncher. Even newcomers to the sport understand the knockout. Humans have been hitting each other in the heads the moment they developed the capacity to dislike each other. Somewhere along the…

Tony Ferguson will have to knock out Khabib Nurmagomedov at UFC 223

When the UFC announced that Tony Ferguson would defend the belt against Khabib Nurmagomedov, the collective MMA world sighed inappropriately. It is a super-fight between men in the same division, unheard of in nearly a decade. Both compensate for obvious…

Alexander Volkov: Russia’s dark horse contender

You’d think that Alexander “Drago” Volkov would have more fanfare. He sports a 29-6 record with 22 finishes and is 3-0 in the UFC. Standing 6′ 7″, he’s second only to Stefan Struve and Travis Browne in height. His most…

Is Cain Velasquez a lost love, or a disappointing ex-boyfriend?

Cain Velasquez casts a penumbra over the UFC heavyweight division.¬† With a 14-2 record and two heavyweight title wins and defenses, he’s unquestionably one of the greats. For a long time, he was the mythical creature all heavyweights compared themselves…

Stefan Struve: A skyscraper with code violations

Standing almost 7 feet tall with an 84″ reach, Stefan Struve lived up to the moniker of “Skyscraper”. At 30 years old, he’s amassed a 28-9 record with¬†25 finishes. He’s won 7 post fight bonuses in the UFC and owns…

Curtis Blaydes: The humble beast in the UFC’s heavyweight division

There are complaints that the heavyweight division lacks in new blood, yet fans ignore it when it shows up. It seems that unless a fighter has a storied pedigree or one-punch knockout power, they never get the spotlight they deserve.…

After another Renan Barao loss, has the sun set on the Brazilian Empire?

Renan Barao lost his fourth fight in his last five, joining Jose Aldo and Anderson Silva as an aging Brazilian legend can’t keep up. Once a champion factory, Brazil has watched its stars be cut down one after another. The…