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Shaun Al-Shatti

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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.”

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