Siyar Bahadurzada is actually from Kabul, Afghanistan and in 2010 he believed Strikeforce didn’t want to sign him because they thought he was a terrorist. If words were insanely unbalanced power-ups in a first person shooter, Siyar Bahadurzada entered ‘God Mode‘ in an interview where he called Scott Coker and his staff a bunch of pig [expletives]. The term ‘burning bridges’ was an understatement. The dude basically napalmed the Northwest Passage.
Since that incendiary interview, Siyar has been competing in Ultimate Glory shows across Eastern Europe and Russia, ending all of his past four fights via knockout. Now that Bahadurzada is signed with the UFC and scheduled to debut at UFC on Fuel TV 2 against Paulo Thiago this weekend, we’re assuming that he was forced to relinquish his Shooto Light Heavyweight belt. For some reason, we don’t think that bothers Siyar. In fact, he just cut a promo for his UFC debut, and it looks pretty slick. Also, the name ‘Siyar Bahadurzada’ sounds like an unlockable character on Mortal Kombat.