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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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Will Brooks joins Bellator pay-per-view lineup

Bellator's debut pay-per-view lineup continues to fill out, as the promotion's most recent lightweight tournament winner joined the main card of Bellator 120.

Henderson passes UFC Fight Night 38 drug test

The final TUE for TRT expected to be handed out by the CBMMA went off without a hitch, as drug tests for all 22 fighters who competed at UFC Fight Night 38 came back clean.

Uriah Hall returns at UFC 175

TUF 17 runner-up Uriah Hall will look to pick up his second win in a row when he travels to Las Vegas this summer for UFC 175.

Cyborg out-earns Baars 5-to-1

Cris "Cyborg" Justino may have fallen short on Friday night at Lion Fight 14, but she still topped opponent Jorina Baars in one major way: salary.

Palhares leads payroll in WSOF debut

Fighting in his WSOF debut, newly crowned welterweight champ Rousimar Palhares led the reported payroll for Saturday night's WSOF 9 event.

Carl potentially out six months

As expected, former WSOF welterweight champ Steve Carl led the list of medical suspensions handed down by the NSAC following WSOF 9.

Brown: Hendricks, Lawler 'were playing pattycake'

Sorry folks, but Matt Brown just isn't impressed with the motley crew who currently reign atop the UFC's welterweight throne.

WSOF 11 gets Palhares-Fitch, Gaethje-Newell, Spong

Less than an hour after Rousimar Palhares defeated Steve Carl to become WSOF champ, the leglock savant's first title defense highlighted a trio of major fights announced by the promotion.

Sefo calls Palhares controversy 'crazy'

For new WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares, the issue is a simple one: referee Yves Lavigne instructed the Brazilian not to release a submission until he intervened, and that's exactly what Palhares did.

Palhares, Moraes dominate at WSOF 9

Rousimar Palhares and Marlon Moraes effortlessly seized WSOF titles at WSOF 9 on Saturday night, while Yushin Okami picked up his first submission win since 2006.

Cyborg: Latest weight cut the easiest of my career

While Cris Cyborg may have suffered the first loss of her young Muay Thai career on Friday night, she still took away one crucial positive from the experience.

Baars on beating Cyborg: 'It's my sport'

If you're looking for the person least surprised that Jorina Baars defeated Cris Cyborg on Friday night at Lion Fight 14, look no further than Baars herself.

UFC 173 gets new main event

When one door slams shut, another swings wide open. T.J. Dillashaw will now meet bantamweight champ Renan Barao in the new main event of UFC 173.

St-Pierre suffers torn ACL

Georges St-Pierre suffered a torn ACL in his left knee this week, an injury which effectively precludes the retired champ from any immediate comeback to the sport he dominated for the better part of a decade.

Ward is here to smash faces, not dilly-dally

Bellator 114 headliner Brennan Ward is nothing if not blunt when it comes to his philosophy, a fistic scorched earth policy which tends to leave behind a trail of mangled bodies.

Hendricks sets timetable for return

One week after his gritty title-winning performance at UFC 171, new welterweight champ Johny Hendricks underwent successful surgery to repair a torn bicep in his right arm.

Cormier vs. Cavalcante in talks for July

While UFC light heavyweight champ Jon Jones focuses on his already hectic schedule, it appears that the division's other top contender, Daniel Cormier, will fight in the interim.

Weidman to undergo surgery on both knees

After withdrawing from UFC 173, middleweight champ Chris Weidman will undergo surgery on both of his knees next week.

Condit, two others out indefinitely after UFC 171

Carlos Condit and two other fighters received indefinite medical suspensions in the wake of UFC 171, the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation announced on Tuesday.

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Bellator 113 Uncut

Check out behind-the-scenes footage from Bellator 113, including Emanuel Newton vs. Attila Vegh plus plenty from season 10's lightweight tournament quarterfinals.

Weidman injured, out of UFC 173

Middleweight champ Chris Weidman has been forced to withdraw from his scheduled title bout against Lyoto Machida at UFC 173 after sustaining a knee injury in training.

Guillard on UFC release: ‘I was happy’

After nine years of UFC employment, Melvin Guillard is more than a little excited to be a free agent. Said Guillard: "I have a chance to make some decent money in my career."

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C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira video highlights

Watch C.B. Dollaway vs. Cezar Ferreira full fight video highlights to see Dollaway's impressive win in Sunday's co-main event of UFC Fight Night 38.

Pros react to Hendo-Shogun 2, more

The mixed martial arts community reacts to Dan Henderson and Shogun Rua's ridiculous roller coaster rematch, plus plenty more from UFC Fight Night 38.

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Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua 2 video highlights

Watch Dan Henderson vs. Shogun Rua 2 video highlights to check out their memorable main event Sunday night.

Sonnen vs. Silva headed to Sao Paulo in May

Chael Sonnen and Wanderlei Silva finally have a venue for their anticipated grudge match.

Carl initially hesitant to fight Palhares

Jon Fitch wasn't the only WSOF fighter initially hesitant to face Rousimar Palhares because of the Brazilian's checkered past.

UFC cuts Ivan Menjivar

Amidst a career-worst losing streak, Ivan Menjivar is the latest fighter to be handed his UFC walking papers.

Johnson vs. Ivanov headlines Bellator 116

A pair of heavyweight tournament semifinals are scheduled to headline Bellator 116, as Blagoi Ivanov will meet UFC veteran Lavar Johnson, and Alexander Volkov will battle ‘Mighty Mo' Siliga.

Munoz vs. Mousasi to headline UFC Berlin

A match-up between top-15 ranked middleweight contenders is scheduled to headline the UFC's inaugural trip to Berlin, Germany.

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