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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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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 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,...

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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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...

UFC going head-to-head with Bellator on Sept 5

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The UFC will return to Connecticut for the first time since 2005 when its traveling roadshow ventures into Ledyard's Foxwoods Resort Casino on September 5 for a UFC Fight Night event -- just 10...

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Wanderlei Silva: 'This is all a big confusion'

Two days after his removal from UFC 175, Wanderlei Silva posted a video response explaining his reason for failing to apply for a license to fight Chael Sonnen in Nevada, as well as why he refused...

Askren stays perfect, subs Abbasov in ONE FC debut

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Aside from an astonishing opening sequence, the ONE FC debut of Ben Askren played out exactly as expected, as the former Bellator welterweight champ blanketed Bakhtiyar Abbasov en route to a...

One FC 16 Results: Askren vs. Abbasov

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Follow One FC 16 results to see who won on the Askren vs. Abbasov fight card Friday in Singapore.

Basketball bigman bringing Rodman-style to ONE FC

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Chi Lewis-Parry always knew he was more Dennis Rodman than Chris Bosh when it came to the struggle for hardwood supremacy. And in a way that's why all of this makes sense, even if none of it really...

Mousasi intent on rewriting fortunes against Munoz

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If Gegard Mousasi were to write the perfect script to accompany his entry into the UFC, the twists and often bizarre turns of the past 16 months would probably play out a bit differently on the...

Ellenberger out six months with orbital fracture

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Top-10 welterweight Jake Ellenberger and seven other fighters received six-month medical suspensions due to injuries sustained at UFC 173, the Nevada State Athletic Commission (NSAC) informed...

Wanderlei's removal due to license, testing issues

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Wanderlei Silva was pulled from his scheduled UFC 175 grudge match against Chael Sonnen due to a failure to submit an application to fight in the state of Nevada, as well as his refusal to undergo...

After 'surreal' win, Dillashaw eyeing Assuncao

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Here was the new UFC bantamweight champion, a shiner under his right eye, his right hand a bit swollen, a gleaming oversized strap at just arms' length away, and the memory a life-changing...

Alvarez: I'll fight Brooks because he's easier

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Eddie Alvarez and Will Brooks effectively agreed to a fight on The MMA Hour, but it was Alvarez's reason that pretty much set Brooks off: "In all honesty, I'm doing it because I think you're the...

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Bellator 120 Uncut: 'He didn't want to fight'

Check out the latest edition of Bellator Uncut to take a behind-the-scenes look at the promotion's inaugural pay-per-view, including backstage footage of wins from Rampage Jackson, Will Brooks and...

Lawler vs. Brown headlines UFC on FOX 12

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A barnburner of a welterweight pairing will headline the UFC's summer foray onto network television, and according to promotion president Dana White, a title shot will be on the line.

Dillashaw earns $36,000 for Barao upset

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New UFC bantamweight champion T.J. Dillashaw claimed a $36,000 purse for his stunning title-winning performance over Renan Barao at UFC 173, according to information released to MMAFighting.com by...

Faber not surprised to be fighting Alex Caceres

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The announcement of Urijah Faber's upcoming fight against Alex Caceres at UFC 175 was greeted, in large part, by surprise from fight fans who are used to seeing Faber test his skills against known...

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