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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Evolve MMA to hold inaugural tryouts in June

One of Asia's most renowned fight teams, Evolve MMA, will be holding an inaugural open tryout for up-and-coming fighters to join its ranks this June.

Cro Cop reflects on PRIDE glory, failed UFC run

Ahead of his upcoming GLORY debut, Mirko Cro Cop opened up on 18 years of fighting life, sharing stories about everything from his greatest glories in Pride to his lowest defeats in the UFC. Tread lightly, the nostalgia pangs are strong in this one.

Cro Cop: It's not Fedor's job to act like my mom

Pride FC legend Fedor Emelianenko recently told Russian media that Mirko Cro Cop "broke" and "is not the same fighter as he was before." Not surprisingly, Cro Cop did not appreciate that sentiment.

UFC taking 'major event' to Japan in September

The ghosts of Saitama Super Arena will be awoken once again, as the UFC intends to return to the legendary Japanese venue for a "major event" on September 20, 2014.

Poirier gets Corassani at TUF Nations Finale

A featherweight duel between top-10 ranked Dustin Poirier and unranked Akira Corassani is the latest addition to April's The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.

Machida replaces Belfort in UFC 173 main event

Less than 24 hours after the Nevada State Athletic Commission moved to abolish testosterone replacement therapy (TRT), Vitor Belfort has withdrawn from his scheduled title match at UFC 173.

NSAC bans TRT in Nevada

In a landmark decision, the NSAC unanimously approved a motion to ban the practice of awarding therapeutic use exemptions for testosterone replacement therapy in the state of Nevada on Thursday.

Kim: 'This is a make or break year for me'

It's a cold reality of today's UFC landscape, but all wins are not created equal. And now that Dong Hyun Kim has tasted the scintillating fruits of the other side, he's hungry for more post-fight bonuses.

Diaz asks for UFC release via Twitter

In a surprise move, perennial lightweight contender Nate Diaz took to social media Wednesday afternoon to ask for his release from the UFC.

Lawal not 100% since near-fatal staph infection

"King Mo" Lawal discusses his waning status as a TNA wrester, has harsh words for fans who say Bellator stacks the deck in his favor, and admits that his body hasn't yet recovered from his near-fatal bout of staph.

Krause vs. Varner added to UFC 173

A lightweight showdown between fighters looking to break into the top-15 has been scheduled for the fight card of UFC 173.

MacDonald potentially out six months with injury

Rory MacDonald and four others received potential six-month medical suspensions in the wake of UFC 170.

Shlemenko inks multi-year extension with Bellator

Bellator MMA and middleweight champ Alexander Shlemenko agreed to terms on a "multi-year, multi-fight" contract extension which will keep the Russian fighting under the Bellator banner for the foreseeable future.

Cormier pockets $160,000 for LHW debut

Daniel Cormier led the reported payroll for UFC 170, earning a purse of $160,000 for his quick first-round knockout of Patrick Cummins, according to figures released to by the NSAC.

UFC matches Bellator offer, re-signs Melendez

The UFC has agreed to match Bellator's offer sheet to keep top-ranked free agent lightweight Gilbert Melendez, sources close to the situation told on Sunday.


Rory MacDonald vs. Demian Maia video highlights

Top-10 welterweight contenders Rory MacDonald and Demian Maia collided on Saturday night at UFC 170. Catch video highlights of their 'Fight of the Night' battle here.


Cormier vs. Cummins video highlights

Daniel Cormier wanted vengeance and he got just that, destroying Patrick Cummins early in the first round on Saturday night at UFC 170. Watch it here.


Ronda Rousey vs. Sara McMann video highlights

UFC champ Ronda Rousey made short work of Sara McMann on Saturday night at UFC 170, albeit controversially. Watch the highlights here.

Pros react to Rousey-McMann, Cormier-Cummins

The mixed martial arts community reacts to Ronda Rousey's controversial TKO victory over Sara McMann, Daniel Cormier's speedy debut at 205 pounds, and much more from UFC 171.

UFC 170 undercard live blog: Davis vs. Eye, More

Keep up with the UFC 170 undercard live blog for all the early action for UFC 170 on Saturday night.

Anderson Silva walks unassisted

Less than two months after horribly breaking his leg, former UFC middleweight champ Anderson Silva is already able to walk unassisted. According to Google Translate, the accompanying text reads "Resilience, strength and honor!"

Lentz-Gamburyan highlights trio of UFC additions

A featherweight collision between No. 8 Nik Lentz and Manny Gamburyan highlighted a trio of summer bout agreements announced by the UFC on Thursday.

Castillo vs. Vallie-Flagg slated for UFC 172

UFC veterans Danny Castillo and Isaac Vallie-Flagg are expected to clash in a lightweight bout at UFC 172, promotion officials announced Thursday.

WSOF 9 gets six new bouts

WSOF officials announced six new preliminary card bouts this week to finalize the 11-fight card of WSOF 9.

Jimmo meets newcomer Bosse at TUF Nations Finale

Ryan Jimmo will roll out the welcome mat for former semi-pro hockey enforcer Steve Bosse, as Jimmo and the UFC newcomer are expected to collide April 16 in a light heavyweight bout at The Ultimate Fighter Nations Finale.

Machida tops medical suspension list

Lyoto Machida led the list of 24 fighters to incur medical suspensions in the wake of UFC Fight Night 36.

Where are they now: Sean Salmon

From May 2010 to April 2013, Sean Salmon lost 11 straight fights.

Pros react to Machida-Mousasi, Souza-Carmont

The mixed martial arts community reacts to Lyoto Machida and Jacare Souza's victories at UFC Fight Night 36, plus much more from Saturday night.


Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi video highlights

Watch Lyoto Machida vs. Gegard Mousasi video highlights for their UFC Fight Night 36 main event clash Saturday night.


Jacare Souza vs. Francis Carmont video highlights

Check out the Jacare Souza vs. Francis Carmont video highlights for their UFC Fight Night 36 contest Saturday night.

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