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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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High found out about his UFC release from Twitter

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The contrast between the UFC's unsympathetic handling of Jason High's release and it's largely wait-and-see policy on drug cheats is one that's not been lost on High, who Monday questioned the UFC's kneejerk disciplinary tactics.

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White: Johnson-Dodson 2 'makes the most sense'

Dana White discusses Demetrious Johnson's win, why a rematch with John Dodson makes the most sense next, Tyron Woodley's loss to Rory MacDonald, Brendan Schaub's strange fight with Andrei Arlovski, and much more with Ariel Helwani.

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Arlovski vs. Schaub video highlights

Former UFC heavyweight champion Andrei Arlovski returned to the Octagon for the first time since 2008 to take on Brendan Schaub on Saturday night's pay-per-view. Catch the highlights here.

Pros react to DJ, MacDonald-Woodley, Arlovski

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The mixed martial arts community reacts to Demetrious Johnson's fourth consecutive title defense, Rory MacDonald's masterful performance, Andrei Arlovski's puzzling UFC return, plus much more from UFC 174.

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Johnson vs. Bagautinov video highlights

Watch video of UFC flyweight champ Demetrious Johnson's masterful title defense over Ali Bagautinov from UFC 174's main event above.

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Rory MacDonald vs. Tyron Woodley video highlights

Rory MacDonald and Tyron Woodley collided in a battle of top-ranked welterweight contenders on Saturday night at UFC 174. Relive the all the action here.

UFC 174 undercard live blog

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Keep up with the UFC 174 undercard live blog for all the early action at UFC 174 on Saturday night.

One FC 17 Results: Suzuki vs. Moraes

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MMA Fighting has One FC 17 results for the Suzuki vs. Moraes fight card Saturday morning in Jakarta, Indonesia.

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UFC 174 Embedded, Episode 5: Weigh-in day

On the fifth episode of UFC Embedded, we follow a host of UFC 174's main players through Friday's weigh-ins.

Sanchez pockets $140,000 for controversial win

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Diego Sanchez led the disclosed payroll for UFC Fight Night 42, pocketing $140,000 for his controversial split decision win over Ross Pearson, according to figures released by the New Mexico State Athletic Commission.

White doubts Bellator PPV sold 100k buys

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Go ahead and count UFC President Dana White among those skeptical of Bellator's reported buyrate for its recent debut pay-per-view.

NSAC requests Silva appear at June 17 meeting

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The Nevada State Athletic Commission has requested that UFC veteran Wanderlei Silva attend the commission's upcoming meeting on June 17 to explain the actions that led to his removal from UFC 175's card.

Burkman out of Fitch rubber match with injury

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WSOF officials are actively searching for a new opponent to replace Josh Burkman, as less than a month out, an elbow injury has forced the veteran to withdraw from his rubber match against Jon Fitch at WSOF 11.

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UFC Embedded: Liddell, Griffin, DC play EA UFC

On the latest edition of UFC 174 Embedded, Tyron Woodley and Rory MacDonald depart for Vancouver, Dana White shows off his car collection, and Chuck Liddell, Forrest Griffin and Daniel Cormier test out EA Sports UFC.

Sonnen defends failed drug test, will file appeal

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Chael Sonnen revealed on Tuesday that he plans to appeal the results of the random NSAC drug test that wiped him from UFC 175's fight card.

White blames NSAC, Sonnen for failed test

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Dana White denied that there was a perception of widespread drug abuse in mixed martial arts following Chael Sonnen's random drug test failure. And when asked where the fault lay in regards to Sonnen's situation, his answer was simple.

Sonnen fails random drug test, pulled from UFC 175

Chael Sonnen failed the same random drug test in late May that led to Wanderlei Silva's removal from UFC 175, an ESPN report revealed on Tuesday.

Shamrock: 'My intentions were never to hurt UFC'

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As recently as late last year, the idea that UFC President Dana White and Hall of Fame fighter Ken Shamrock would ever see eye-to-eye again seemed relatively far-fetched. However, last month, far-fetched became reality.

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UFC 174 Embedded: I got drunk & bought a smart car

On the latest edition of UFC Embedded, we take an backstage look at Jon Jones' negotiations with the UFC, Dana White's travels from New York to his summer home in Maine, as well as Tyron Woodley and Rory MacDonald's last weekend before UFC 174.

Knapp: UFC deal ‘a huge step forward'

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Invicta FC, the all-female promotion which since 2012 has carved out a niche as the premiere showcase for the women of mixed martial arts, is now a partner of the UFC. And for that, founder Shannon Knapp is grateful.

Thompson, Sokoudjou cruise in Bellator debuts

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It was a throwback night in a sense, as Pride FC veterans James Thompson and Rameau Thierry Sokoudjou both scored effortless first-round stoppage wins in their Bellator debuts at Bellator 121.

Bellator 121 Results: Prindle vs. Thompson

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Follow Bellator 121 results for the Prindle vs. Thompson fight card at the WinStar World Casino in Thackerville, Okla. on Friday night.

Belfort admits he failed random drug test

As many suspected, Vitor Belfort tested positive for elevated levels of testosterone in the random Nevada State Athletic Commission drug test he underwent while in Las Vegas for the World MMA Awards on February 7, 2014.

Sokoudjou chased by reminders of Pride glory

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Seven years after Sokoudjou's spectacular beginnings, reminders of his fateful Pride FC run still follow the judoka "all day, every day" -- for better or worse.

Miller injured, out of McGregor fight in Dublin

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Cole Miller was forced to withdraw from his grudge match against Conor McGregor on Tuesday after suffering torn ligaments in his left thumb.

Sanchez on Pearson, 'idiot' beef tartare incident

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When asked about the infamous beef tartare incident that left him battling food poisoning at UFC 171, Diego Sanchez's response was classic Diego: "I look back and I'm like... man, you're an idiot sometimes."

Silva ‘set on fighting’ in early 2015, eyeing Diaz

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Take one glance at the Twitter timeline of former UFC middleweight champion Anderson Silva and it's easy to get a sense about the Brazilian's current motivations, regardless of his recent 39th birthday.

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Stipe Miocic vs. Fabio Maldonado video highlights

Stipe Miocic destroyed light heavyweight fill-in Fabio Maldonado at Saturday night's TUF Brazil Finale 3 main event. Check out the action here.

Miocic TKO's Maldonado in 35 seconds

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The UFC's cross-divisional experiment played out exactly as many observers expected, as top-10 heavyweight Stipe Miocic made short work of undersized and unranked light heavyweight Fabio Maldonado at Saturday night's TUF Brazil 3 Finale.

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