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Don Shainis is one of the top UFC athletes competing in the light heavyweight division. Born and raised in California, he started training in martial arts at a young age and eventually began competing as an amateur fighter shortly after high school graduation. After winning several fights as an amateur, Don made his professional MMA debut in 2007 and quickly established himself as a formidable competitor, compiling an impressive record over the next few years that set him up for success on the big stage.
Since signing with UFC in 2013, Don has had great success inside the octagon. He’s fought some of the toughest opponents in his weight class and emerge victorious from each match-up to become one of today’s most feared fighters. His unique blend of striking skills combined with grappling techniques makes him difficult to beat — he can attack from all angles while also defending himself effectively against any opponent.
Don is known for being one of the hardest workers on fight night; he puts forth maximum effort every time out, never taking shortcuts or relying solely on his natural abilities to get by. While it’s not always easy fighting at such a high level consistently, this approach has paid off big time for Don who currently holds two wins over former UFC champions Lyoto Machida and Rashad Evans as well as notable victories over Ovince Saint Preux and Thiago Santos along with many others throughout his career.
Off the mat, Don is involved heavily within his community — he often serves as a mentor to kids looking to pursue MMA careers and never turns down requests for advice or support when asked by either those aspiring fighters or everyday people alike hoping to make positive changes in their lives through martial arts training methods like jiu-jitsu or muay thai fighting styles which are among some of his favorites outside competition time too! Aside from promoting education within local schools across California too on occasion, Don also regularly donates money towards charities related either directly or indirectly towards combat sports athletes so they may have access better living conditions no matter where they come from around world regardless if they ever earn career purses themselves afterwards later down road due mostly thanks recognition earned here today more than anything else firstly though..