Shaun Al-Shatti

Staff Writer

Shaun Al-Shatti is a combat sports writer for MMA Fighting. He lives in Phoenix and generally gets angry about the Phoenix Suns. Follow him at @shaunalshatti. Read his two other SB Nation Longform pieces, "The India Diaries,” and “Ghosts of the Desert.”


Two UFC fighters fail July drug tests (updated)


Add two more names to the increasingly expansive list of UFC fighters to get popped for banned substances in 2014.

Nick Diaz: 'I don't enjoy fighting'


Nick Diaz vs. Anderson Silva may already be the most anticipated pay-per-view of the last several years. But as Diaz said on a Wednesday conference call, any excitement on his part would be dishonest.

Brown could be out six months with nasal fracture


A nasal fracture could potentially sideline Matt Brown for up to six months following his loss to Robbie Lawler at UFC on FOX 12.

Bobby Green vs. Jorge Masvidal set for UFC 178


Just a few days removed from their successful weekend campaigns, Bobby Green and Jorge Masvidal are already eyeing quick turnarounds.

Cormier eyeing Silva, Machida as training partners


If all goes as planned, Daniel Cormier could have some unexpected championship pedigree aiding him in his quest for Jon Jones' UFC light heavyweight belt


Video: 'Nine for IX' documentary on Ronda Rousey

Watch the latest installment of ESPN's Emmy-nominated "Nine for IX" series, which profiles UFC women's bantamweight champion Ronda Rousey.

Cormier scoffs at ‘petty and childish' Jon Jones


While the crowd gawked at the spectacle of the number-one pound-for-pound fighter in the world getting his jimmies rustled on Saturday night, Daniel Cormier couldn't help but smile.


Bobby Green vs. Josh Thomson video highlights

Bobby Green rolled into Josh Thomson's hometown and came away with the biggest victory of his career on Saturday night at UFC on FOX 12. Catch all the highlights of Green's win here.

Will Brooks: The man who called his shot


Change needed to come, Will Brooks declared. And wouldn't you know it, less than a month later it came, only the change was bigger than he ever could have imagined.

Lawler, Lil Nog, Johnson earn six-figure salaries


2014 has been a lucrative year for Robbie Lawler, and Saturday night was no exception.

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