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Shaun Al-Shatti

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Shaun Al-Shatti is a combat sports writer for MMA Fighting who occasionally gets angry about the Phoenix Suns. Follow him at @shaunalshatti. Check out his SB Nation Longform pieces: 'The India Diaries,' 'The Silva Sixteen,' and 'Ghosts of the Desert.'

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