Shaun Al-Shatti

Staff Writer

Shaun Al-Shatti is a combat sports writer for MMAFighting.com. He begrudgingly lives and dies with the Phoenix Suns, but only because he doesn't have a choice.


Carl potentially out six months

As expected, former WSOF welterweight champ Steve Carl led the list of medical suspensions handed down by the NSAC following WSOF 9.

Brown: Hendricks, Lawler 'were playing pattycake'

Sorry folks, but Matt Brown just isn't impressed with the motley crew who currently reign atop the UFC's welterweight throne.

WSOF 11 gets Palhares-Fitch, Gaethje-Newell, Spong

Less than an hour after Rousimar Palhares defeated Steve Carl to become WSOF champ, the leglock savant's first title defense highlighted a trio of major fights announced by the promotion.

Sefo calls Palhares controversy 'crazy'

For new WSOF welterweight champion Rousimar Palhares, the issue is a simple one: referee Yves Lavigne instructed the Brazilian not to release a submission until he intervened, and that's exactly what Palhares did.

Palhares, Moraes dominate at WSOF 9

Rousimar Palhares and Marlon Moraes effortlessly seized WSOF titles at WSOF 9 on Saturday night, while Yushin Okami picked up his first submission win since 2006.

Cyborg: Latest weight cut the easiest of my career

While Cris Cyborg may have suffered the first loss of her young Muay Thai career on Friday night, she still took away one crucial positive from the experience.

Baars on beating Cyborg: 'It's my sport'

If you're looking for the person least surprised that Jorina Baars defeated Cris Cyborg on Friday night at Lion Fight 14, look no further than Baars herself.

UFC 173 gets new main event

When one door slams shut, another swings wide open. T.J. Dillashaw will now meet bantamweight champ Renan Barao in the new main event of UFC 173.

St-Pierre suffers torn ACL

Georges St-Pierre suffered a torn ACL in his left knee this week, an injury which effectively precludes the retired champ from any immediate comeback to the sport he dominated for the better part of a decade.

Ward is here to smash faces, not dilly-dally

Bellator 114 headliner Brennan Ward is nothing if not blunt when it comes to his philosophy, a fistic scorched earth policy which tends to leave behind a trail of mangled bodies.

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