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Knoxville's Shane Matchette Finally Finds an Opponent

Shane Matchette's last five opponents mysteriously dropped out at the last minute, and the 26-year-old ex-high school wrestling phenom has a theory why.

"I've developed a reputation for snapping arm bones," explained the highly-touted MMA prospect. "And once an opponent hears what happened in my last couple of fights, he always seems to come up with some excuse for dropping out at the last minute. Maybe he got injured during training camp, or maybe his grandmother is sick, or maybe his cat ran away. It's very frustrating ‘cause I love to fight and want to stay active."

But that's the price a young fighter pays for locking his last two opponents in arm-bars—and before they could submit, breaking their arms in half.

sherdog.com,Feb. 5, 2009