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Shaun Al-Shatti

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Shaun Al-Shatti is a combat sports writer for MMAFighting.com. Sooner or later an overabundance of Phoenix Suns heartbreak will be the death of him.

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Sonnen handed two-year suspension by NAC

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Retired UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen was handed a two-year suspension from mixed martial arts by the Nevada Athletic Commission (NAC) at a Wednesday hearing in Las Vegas.

MGM Grand lands Jones-Gustafsson 2

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The fall's most anticipated fight card finally has a venue, as UFC 178: Jones vs. Gustafsson 2 is slated to hit the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, NV.

Bermudez: Clay Guida's best days are behind him

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Whether you've been watching or not, Dennis Bermudez has won six straight fights. Now he finally gets his first top-10 opponent, a challenge long overdue... although Bermudez admitted, he hoped...

Paul Daley signs with Bellator

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Paul Daley has returned to the Bellator fold. The British slugger announced his decision to ink a deal with his former home on Monday's edition of The MMA Hour.

Pros react McGregor-Brandao, Ireland's wild night

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It was a homecoming five years in the making, and the fighting Irish seized the moment, blowing the roof off Dublin's O2 arena on Saturday night. But no performance left a bigger mark than Conor...

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Conor McGregor vs. Diego Brandao video highlights

Irish featherweight sensation Conor McGregor faced his toughest test yet on Saturday night. Check out highlights of all the action here.

White likes Weidman-Belfort for Brazil

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Dana White suggested on Friday that if Vitor Belfort can be cleared by the NAC, the UFC may look back to Brazil as a venue for his title fight against Chris Weidman.

White: 'Nate Diaz is not a needle mover'

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The standoff between the UFC and Nate Diaz doesn't appear to be nearing an end anytime soon. On Friday, Dana White said of the Stockton native: "He doesn't pull the numbers in."

Jim Miller, five others out indefinitely

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With nine finishes in 11 fights, UFC Fight Night 45 was as violent of a show as they come -- and the post-fight medical report reflected that reality.

Pros react to Cerrone-Miller, more

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The last time the UFC traveled to Atlantic City, Gray Maynard and Clay Guida didn't exactly give the New Jersey faithful much to cheer about. The same could not be said of Wednesday night.

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Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham video highlights

Watch Edson Barboza vs. Evan Dunham video highlights to see Barboza's impressive win at UFC Fight Night 45 on Wednesday night.

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Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller video highlights

Watch Donald Cerrone vs. Jim Miller video highlights to see Cerrone's impressive knockout win at UFC Fight Night 45 on Wednesday night.

Bellator combats UFC with Kongo, Lawal, Lashley

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Bellator is bringing out its big guns for September 5th's unofficial battle for Connecticut.

How a loss became best thing for Ireland's Pendred

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No fighter ever wants to see that 'L' on their record. But losing out on your dream in a fight you believe you won? That's an even tougher pill to swallow... yet somehow it proved to be the best...

Coach: Post-injury Conor would 'murder' pre-injury

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SBG head coach John Kavanagh declared that though he believes Diego Brandao is a much more dangerous threat than Cole Miller, today's Conor McGregor is "someone who would murder" a pre-injury...

Roger Huerta returns at ONE FC 19

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A trio of bouts have been officially added to ONE FC's upcoming championship quadruple-header, including the return of onetime UFC standout Roger Huerta.

Miletich remembers favorite moments of HOF career

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New UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich recently appeared on The MMA Hour, where he reflected back on his best stories and favorite moments of his two-decade long career.

ONE FC 18: Kelly stuns Lisita in bloody affair

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Bathed in his own blood and hampered by a badly broken nose, Filipino featherweight contender Eric Kelly nonetheless summoned the strength to overcome Rob Lisita in ONE FC 18's wild main event.

One FC 18 Results: Kelly vs. Lisita

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Follow One FC 18 results for the Kelly vs. Lisita fight card Friday from Taiwan.

Bagautinov fails drug test, suspended one year

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Ali Bagautinov has been suspended for one year after testing positive for Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (EPO) in a June 2nd out-of-competition drug test prior to UFC 174.

Invicta unveils lineup for UFC Fight Pass debut

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Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp announced details of the all-female promotion's debut event on UFC Fight Pass, which is set to take place on September 6, 2014 in Kansas City.

Rousey has broken thumb, knee surgery scheduled

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In addition to the nine stitches she received on her right hand, Ronda Rousey also suffered a broken right thumb sometime during her 16-second starching of Alexis Davis in UFC 175's co-main event.

Rockhold wants Vitor Belfort or a title shot

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Now that he's been cleared to resume training, former Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold is calling his own shot.

Edgar wants Swanson next; Swanson responds

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With a title shot out of the picture until post-October at the earliest, Frankie Edgar has narrowed his crosshairs down to one specific target: Cub Swanson.

Three UFC 176 bouts shifted to late-August

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The ripple effect caused by UFC 176's postponement has already begun to be felt on the UFC's upcoming summer schedule.

Interim title possible if Aldo can't go by Oct.

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According to Lorenzo Fertitta, Jose Aldo vs. Chad Mendes 2 is now being targeted for October. Though if Aldo isn't healthy, the UFC may consider staging an interim title bout between Mendes and...

Penn's coach talks failed upright striking style

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B.J. Penn ended up debuting more than a new trimmer frame for his retirement fight against Frankie Edgar. He also attempted to showcase a new, somewhat bizarre stand-up style, which his longtime...

TUF 19 Finale medical suspensions

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TUF 19 middleweight winner Eddie Gordon highlighted a list of three fighters who received extended six-month medical suspensions in the wake of Sunday night's The Ultimate Fighter 19 Finale.

Weidman, Rousey, Faber potentially out until 2015

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For the stars of UFC 175, victory came at a cost. Chris Weidman, Ronda Rousey and Urijah Faber all received potential six-month medical suspensions in the wake of Saturday night's pay-per-view event.

B.J. Penn earns $150,000 for brutal swan song

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If nothing else, UFC legend B.J. Penn took home a nice chunk of change for his Sunday night swan song. The former lightweight champion earned $150,000 in a losing effort at The Ultimate Fighter 19...

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