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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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Coker: Mayhem to Bellator ‘worth a conversation’

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In the two months since Scott Coker took over Bellator operations, the former Strikeforce boss hasn't been shy about reuniting with a few acquaintances from his earlier days. Could "Mayhem" be next?

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Alan Jouban vs. Seth Baczynski video highlights

Watch highlights of the wild 'Fight of the Night' brawl that took place between UFC newcomer Alan Jouban and TUF veteran Seth Baczynski on Saturday night.

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Tim Boetsch vs. Brad Tavares video highlights

Watch top-15 ranked middleweight Tim Boestch pull off a thrilling come-from-behind KO win over Brad Tavares on Saturday night's UFC Fight Night 47 main card.

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Ross Pearson vs. Gray Maynard video highlights

Ross Pearson knocked out Gray Maynard in vicious fashion on Saturday night at UFC Fight Night 47. Check out highlights of the finish here.

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Ryan Bader vs. Ovince St. Preux video highlights

Ryan Bader dominated Ovince St. Preux at UFC Fight Night 47 to reenter his name into contention in the UFC's 205-pound division. Check out highlights of his win here.

Pros react to Bader-OSP, Boetsch's comeback

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The mixed martial arts community reacts to Ryan Bader's dominant victory over Ovince St. Preux, Tim Boestch's stunning comeback over Brad Tavares, plus much more from Saturday night.

UFC Fight Night 47 Results: Bader vs. St. Preux

Follow UFC Fight Night 47 results for the Bader vs. St. Preux fight card at the Cross Insurance Center in Bangor, Maine on Saturday night.

War Machine captured in California

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The manhunt for War Machine is over. Representatives from Simi Valley Police Department captured the ex-Bellator fighter on Friday in California.

A tragic accident and the price of a dream

The last chapter of Jason Day's athletic career unexpectedly slammed shut on August 4, 2011. Day would later testify in court that everything felt like slow-motion, yet closure was three years away.

Cerrone-Green booked for new UFC 178 co-main

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A sizzling match-up between top-ranked lightweights Donald Cerrone and Bobby Green has been booked as the new co-main event of UFC 178.

Déjà vu no more: Makovsky making up for lost time

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Years ago, Zach Makovsky was a leader among Dragons who fell just short of his ultimate goal. Now in his second chapter of athletic life, he's determined not to make the same mistake twice.

King released from UFC after popping for steroids

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Add another name to the ongoing carousel of MMA fighters to get caught with banned substances in their system.

Jones apologizes to fans, slated for surgery

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Jon Jones expressed remorse to fight fans a day after an untimely leg injury forced him to withdraw from his anticipated UFC 178 title defense against Daniel Cormier.

Spicuzza, Lopez lead WSOF 12 medical suspensions

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The Nevada Athletic Commission handed down medical suspensions to six fighters in the aftermath of WSOF 12, including lengthy sentences to a pair of undercard fighters.

Faber: The rankings don't mean crap, to be honest

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Urijah Faber harkens back to an era where fighting professionally meant fighting anyone. So while his division-mates fret over rankings, he's more than willing to take whatever comes his way.

Mutapcic leads WSOF 12 salaries with $20,000

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Nevada Athletic Commission officials released the payroll for WSOF 12 on Monday, and it was veteran middleweight Elvis Mutapcic who led the way.

VanZant may not rep Team Alpha Male in UFC debut

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20-year-old Paige VanZant will become the youngest woman to ever grace the Octagon this winter. But when she does, there's a good chance VanZant won't be representing Team Alpha Male.

War Machine released by Bellator

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Controversial welterweight War Machine has been released from his Bellator contract following reports of an alleged altercation on Friday morning in Las Vegas.

'Bruce Leeroy' replaces Urijah Faber at UFN Japan

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Urijah Faber is out of his UFC Fight Night 52 clash against Masanori Kanehara, and an old foe has stepped up to take his place.

Holly Holm already feeling target on her back

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Holly Holm may only be a month into her UFC run, but with top contenders already calling for her head, she knows being the female bantamweight division's next big thing comes at a cost.

McCall, Lineker eyeing contender match-up

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Two recently victorious flyweights may soon collide to determine the next challenger for the UFC's 125-pound title.

Swanson-Edgar in talks, 'Zombie' eyeing return

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Cub Swanson may have to clear yet another hurdle before securing his elusive first UFC title shot.

Bocek pins retirement on PED crisis

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Mark Bocek offered a revealing explanation for the reason he abruptly retired on Wednesday: "The sport is highly evolved and I'm not interested in competing against fighters on PED's any longer."

Former UFC fighter arrested twice in four days

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Former UFC fighter Josh Grispi was arrested twice in four days after allegedly assaulting his wife in what one local officer called "the worst case of domestic abuse I've ever seen."

Rage in the Cage changes hands after 17 years

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This June, burnt out after nearly two decades in the fight game, Roland Sarria sold Rage in the Cage, the MMA promotion he founded back in 1998. Now 28-year-old twin brothers Nathan and Nolan...

Nikita Krylov perseveres in war-torn Ukraine

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On Monday, July 14, a surface-to-air missile burst into a Boeing 777 passenger plane traveling over eastern Ukraine. The tragedy escalated an already bloody civil war into an international...

Two UFC fighters fail July drug tests (updated)

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Add two more names to the increasingly expansive list of UFC fighters to get popped for banned substances in 2014.

Nick Diaz: 'I don't enjoy fighting'

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Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva may already be the most anticipated pay-per-view of the last several years. But as Diaz said on a Wednesday conference call, any excitement on his part would be dishonest.

Brown could be out six months with nasal fracture

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A nasal fracture could potentially sideline Matt Brown for up to six months following his loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12.

Bobby Green vs. Jorge Masvidal set for UFC 178

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Just a few days removed from their successful weekend campaigns, Bobby Green and Jorge Masvidal are already eyeing quick turnarounds.

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