Shaun Al-Shatti

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

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Cerrone-Green booked for new UFC 178 co-main


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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


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

Bocek pins retirement on PED crisis


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


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


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


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)


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'


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


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


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

Cormier eyeing Silva, Machida as training partners


If all goes as planned, Daniel Cormier could have some unexpected championship pedigree aiding him in his quest for Jon Jones' UFC light heavyweight belt


Video: 'Nine for IX' documentary on Ronda Rousey

Watch the latest installment of ESPN's Emmy-nominated "Nine for IX" series, which profiles UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

Cormier scoffs at ‘petty and childish' Jon Jones


While the crowd gawked at the spectacle of the number-one pound-for-pound fighter in the world getting his jimmies rustled on Saturday night, Daniel Cormier couldn't help but smile.


Bobby Green vs. Josh Thomson video highlights

Bobby Green rolled into Josh Thomson's hometown and came away with the biggest victory of his career on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 12. Catch all the highlights of Green's win here.

Will Brooks: The man who called his shot


Change needed to come, Will Brooks declared. And wouldn't you know it, less than a month later it came, only the change was bigger than he ever could have imagined.

Lawler, Lil Nog, Johnson earn six-figure salaries


2014 has been a lucrative year for Robbie Lawler, and Saturday night was no exception.


Dennis Bermudez vs. Clay Guida video highlights

Dennis Bermudez cemented himself as a bonafide contender on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 12. Catch highlights of his dramatic victory over Clay Guida here.


Anthony Johnson vs. Lil Nog video replay

It took Anthony Johnson just 44 seconds to flat-out manhandle Antonio Rogerio Nogueira on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 12. But if you missed it, not to worry, you can see the entire finish here.


Robbie Lawler vs. Matt Brown video highlights

Robbie Lawler and Matt Brown collided in an absolute war of attrition on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 12. Check out highlights of all the action here.

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