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.

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…

Has James Vick’s stock fallen after an uninspiring victory against Francisco Trinaldo?

In last week’s podcast, I boldly claimed that taking James Vick over Fransisco Trinaldo at UFC Fight Night 126 was the easiest money you could make. My colleagues didn’t go as far, but also believed Vick to be the heavy…

Cain Velasquez was the worst thing to happen to Daniel Cormier

It’s weird to think that Cain Velasquez somehow “thwarted” Daniel Cormier. They are teammates and friends after all. But people tend to forget that when the UFC absorbed the Strikeforce roster, Cormier had won the heavyweight grand prix. He was 2-0…

How did Yoel Romero upset Luke Rockhold at UFC 221?

We predicted that if Yoel Romero wanted to beat Luke Rockhold at UFC 221, he was going to have to do it in the first three rounds before he tired. We bet that he could not do it and the…

Yoel Romero vs Luke Rockhold: Who is the best of the trio?

When it was announced that Yoel Romero and Luke Rockhold were fighting for an interim title at UFC 221, the MMA world heaved a collective sigh. Yet another hotly anticipated title match would be demoted to interim status after an injury.…

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