Cameron Shane Dollar (born May 12, 1987 in Phoenix, Arizona) is an American professional MMA fighter.
He is a competitor on SpikeTV's The Ultimate Fighter: United States vs. United Kingdom.
Dollar was born and raised in Phoenix, Arizona and spent some time during his highschool years in Prescott Valley, Arizona before moving to Colorado at the age of seventeen. Dollar graduated from Doherty High School. He could not afford to go to college so he began training in MMA.
Mixed martial arts (MMA) is a full contact combat sport that allows a wide variety of fighting techniques, from a mixture of martial arts traditions and non-traditions, to be used in competitions. The rules allow the use of striking and grappling techniques, both while standing and on the ground. Such competitions allow martial artists of different backgrounds to compete.
Modern mixed martial arts competition emerged in American popular culture in 1993 with the founding of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. Originally organized with the intention of finding the most effective martial arts for real unarmed combat situations, competitors of various arts were pitted against one another with minimal rules for safety. In the following decade, MMA promoters adopted many additional rules aimed at increasing safety for competitors and to promote mainstream acceptance of the sport. The name mixed martial arts was coined by one of the developers of these rules, Jeff Blatnick, a former Greco-Roman wrestler and Olympic gold medalist. Following these changes, the sport has seen increased popularity with pay per view reach rivaling boxing and professional wrestling.