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.”


Frankie Edgar vs. B.J. Penn video highlights

Catch highlights from Sunday night's main event, which saw one of the sports' greats, BJ Penn, enter the Octagon for the final time to challenge his old rival, Frankie Edgar.

Pros react to Edgar-Penn 3, more


The mixed martial arts community celebrates B.J Penn after his gut-wrenching loss to Frankie Edgar at Sunday night's TUF 19 Finale, plus much more from the card.

Stefan Struve: 'I collapsed in the locker room'


Stefan Struve comments after the disappointing last-second cancellation of his UFC 175 pay-per-view bout against Matt Mitrione.

Pros react to Weidman-Machida, Rousey-Davis


The mixed martial arts community reacts to a wild night of fights at UFC 175, including Chris Weidman's electric victory over Lyoto Machida and Ronda Rousey's ridiculous mauling of Alexis Davis.


Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida video highlights

Watch Chris Weidman vs. Lyoto Machida video highlights to see how UFC middleweight champion Weidman defended his title at UFC 175 on Saturday night.

Struve blacks out, Mitrione bout cancelled

UFC 175's pay-per-view bout between Stefan Struve and Matt Mitrione has been cancelled, as Struve briefly lost consciousness backstage prior to the fight.

Gaethje batters Newell in bloody WSOF NBC debut


While Nick Newell has made a career out of defying expectations, ultimately, on Saturday, WSOF lightweight champ Justin Gaethje just proved to be too much.

WSOF 11 Results: Gaethje vs. Newell

Follow WSOF 11 results for the Gaethje vs. Newell fight card Saturday afternoon from Daytona, Fla.

Don’t call it a comeback


Stefan Struve’s comeback from a presumably career-ending heart complication was pretty remarkable, wasn't it? Just whatever you do, don’t call it a comeback.

The impossible expectations of Nick Newell


Nick Newell knows it's coming, even before he hears it. Every fight week is always the same. Speculation about what he can't do, whether one day some right high kick is going to swing upward and...

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