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.”


Coach: Post-injury Conor would 'murder' pre-injury


SBG head coach John Kavanagh declared that though he believes Diego Brandao is a much more dangerous threat than Cole Miller, today's Conor McGregor is "someone who would murder" a pre-injury...

Roger Huerta returns at ONE FC 19


A trio of bouts have been officially added to ONE FC's upcoming championship quadruple-header, including the return of onetime UFC standout Roger Huerta.

Miletich remembers favorite moments of HOF career


New UFC Hall of Famer Pat Miletich recently appeared on The MMA Hour, where he reflected back on his best stories and favorite moments of his two-decade long career.

ONE FC 18: Kelly stuns Lisita in bloody affair


Bathed in his own blood and hampered by a badly broken nose, Filipino featherweight contender Eric Kelly nonetheless summoned the strength to overcome Rob Lisita in ONE FC 18's wild main event.

One FC 18 Results: Kelly vs. Lisita


Follow One FC 18 results for the Kelly vs. Lisita fight card Friday from Taiwan.

Bagautinov fails drug test, suspended one year


Ali Bagautinov has been suspended for one year after testing positive for Recombinant Human Erythropoietin (EPO) in a June 2nd out-of-competition drug test prior to UFC 174.

Invicta unveils lineup for UFC Fight Pass debut


Invicta FC president Shannon Knapp announced details of the all-female promotion's debut event on UFC Fight Pass, which is set to take place on September 6, 2014 in Kansas City.

Rousey has broken thumb, knee surgery scheduled


In addition to the nine stitches she received on her right hand, Ronda Rousey also suffered a broken right thumb sometime during her 16-second starching of Alexis Davis in UFC 175's co-main event.

Rockhold wants Vitor Belfort or a title shot


Now that he's been cleared to resume training, former Strikeforce middleweight champ Luke Rockhold is calling his own shot.

Edgar wants Swanson next; Swanson responds


With a title shot out of the picture until post-October at the earliest, Frankie Edgar has narrowed his crosshairs down to one specific target: Cub Swanson.

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