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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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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...

Four stars make six figures at UFC 175

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The stars all came up big on Saturday night, as Chris Weidman, Lyoto Machida, Ronda Rousey and Urijah Faber each pulled in six-figure paydays at UFC 175.

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Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn video highlights

Catch highlights from Sunday night's main event, which saw one of the sports' greats, BJ Penn, enter the Octagon for the final time to challenge his old rival, Frankie Edgar.

Pros react to Edgar-Penn 3, more

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The mixed martial arts community celebrates B.J Penn after his gut-wrenching loss to Frankie Edgar at Sunday night's TUF 19 Finale, plus much more from the card.

Stefan Struve: 'I collapsed in the locker room'

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Stefan Struve comments after the disappointing last-second cancellation of his UFC 175 pay-per-view bout against Matt Mitrione.

Pros react to Weidman-Machida, Rousey-Davis

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The mixed martial arts community reacts to a wild night of fights at UFC 175, including Chris Weidman's electric victory over Lyoto Machida and Ronda Rousey's ridiculous mauling of Alexis Davis.

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Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida video highlights

Watch Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida video highlights to see how UFC middleweight champion Weidman defended his title at UFC 175 on Saturday night.

Struve blacks out, Mitrione bout cancelled

UFC 175's pay-per-view bout between Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione has been cancelled, as Struve briefly lost consciousness backstage prior to the fight.

Gaethje batters Newell in bloody WSOF NBC debut

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While Nick Newell has made a career out of defying expectations, ultimately, on Saturday, WSOF lightweight champ Justin Gaethje just proved to be too much.

WSOF 11 Results: Gaethje vs. Newell

Follow WSOF 11 results for the Gaethje vs. Newell fight card Saturday afternoon from Daytona, Fla.

Don’t call it a comeback

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Stefan Struve’s comeback from a presumably career-ending heart complication was pretty remarkable, wasn't it? Just whatever you do, don’t call it a comeback.

The impossible expectations of Nick Newell

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Nick Newell knows it's coming, even before he hears it. Every fight week is always the same. Speculation about what he can't do, whether one day some right high kick is going to swing upward and...

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UFC 175 Embedded: 'The routine of domination'

Check out the second episode of UFC 175 Embedded, as Ronda Rousey, Alexis Davis, Lyoto Machida and Chris Weidman all converge on Las Vegas.

Pettis' plan for TUF 20? Strikers & more strikers

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On Monday, Anthony Pettis and Gilbert Melendez began filming the twentieth season of The Ultimate Fighter in Las Vegas, NV. But before the cameras turned on, Pettis laid out his strategy to have...

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UFC 175 Embedded: 'Chicken bones in the hot tub'

In the debut episode of UFC 175 Embedded, Chris Weidman arrives in Las Vegas, Lyoto Machida prepares at his Los Angeles home, Alexis Davis drills her ground game one final time in San Jose, and...

Anthony Pettis: Injury criticism isn't 'educated'

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After languishing on the sidelines for over half a year, Anthony Pettis is finally back in gym -- and he's not happy with any lightweights who question his injury woes.

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WATCH: Dana White's UFC 175 vlog

In the latest edition of Dana White's pre-event UFC video blogs, we take a backstage look as White, Michael Bisping, Cung Le, Roy Nelson and Mark Hunt embark on a media tour to New York and across...

UFC and FOX Sports part ways with Chael Sonnen

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In light of a second failed drug test, this time for human growth hormone (HGH) and recombinant human erythropoietin (EPO), the UFC and FOX Sports have parted ways with Chael Sonnen.

Anthony Pettis inks sponsorship deal with Reebok

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Less than a week after joining Team Wheaties, UFC lightweight champion Anthony Pettis inked himself another major sponsorship.

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Gastelum vs. Musoke video highlights

Kelvin Gastelum shook off a slow start and rallied to beat Niko Musoke at UFC Fight Night 44.

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Cub Swanson vs. Jeremy Stephens video highlights

Cub Swanson and Jeremy Stephens threw down for 25 minutes. But in the end, Swanson earned his sixth straight win.

Kelvin Gastelum misses weight

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TUF 17 winner Kelvin Gastelum missed weight ahead of his co-main event bout against Nicholas Musoke at UFC Fight Night 44. Gastelum, who previously struggled to make the welterweight limit at UFC 171, tipped the scales at 173 pounds on his first attempt, then 172.75 on his second attempt. As a result, he will forfeit 20-percent of his purse to Musoke.

Don Frye's UFC 175 Predator Predictions

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Ladies and gentlemen, the man is back. That's right, the immortal Don Frye returns to call his shots for next week's UFC 175 pay-per-view the only way he can.

Thiago Silva to fight for first time since arrest

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Thiago Silva, the former light heavyweight contender who was arrested on felony charges and subsequently released from the UFC in early-February, has been scheduled to return to the cage on August...

Metamoris 4 finalizes main card, 'secret match'

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The six-match main card of Metamoris 4 has been finalized, and as expected, it features a trio of notable mixed martial arts names.

Coker pens open letter to Bellator fans

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New Bellator head honcho Scott Coker offered fight fans a sneak preview of what they can expect from "Bellator 2.0" on Thursday.

Cruz could be ready by UFC 177, eyeing Mizugaki

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Dominick Cruz's long and often frustrating three-year wait may finally be at an end. According to his coach, Eric del Fierro, the snakebitten former UFC champ is at long last eyeing a timetable and...

Talks between Gina Carano and UFC stall

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Ronda Rousey's fourth defense of her UFC title is less than two weeks away, but, at least for the moment, any talks of a blockbuster fifth defense against former Strikeforce superstar Gina Carano...

White: Metamoris absolutely option for Fight Pass

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A few weeks ago, Dana White suggested that the marriage between Invicta FC and UFC Fight Pass was only the beginning. Now he says Metamoris could "absolutely" be next.

Karakhanyan out three months with rib injury

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In addition to forfeiting his WSOF featherweight title on Saturday, Georgi Karakhanyan also bared the brunt of the event's post-fight medical suspension report.

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