Height: 5'9" (176cm)
Weight: 176 lbs
Mearion Shonie Bickhem III, also known as "Mr. International" Shonie Carter , (born May 3, 1972 in Chicago, Illinois) is a mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is a former World Extreme Cagefighting (WEC) welterweight champion, an Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) veteran, and a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show. He is known for his flashy dress and colorful personality.
After losing to Nate Quarry at UFC 53 by TKO, Carter's UFC record stood at a lukewarm 3-2. He applied as a contestant for the fourth season of The Ultimate Fighter a reality show on Spike. The seaon, subtitled "The Comeback", featured MMA veterans whose careers in the UFC could use a jumpstart. Carter joined Team Mojo and was picked to fight first against Team No Love's Rich Clementi. Carter arrived to the show out of shape and struggled through his initial workout. With help from his cornerman Matt Serra, however, Carter won a two-round decision over Clementi. In the second round, Carter fought a rematch with Matt Serra. Much was made of Carter's come-from-behind KO by spinning backfist in their previous encounter. Though Carter landed another spinning backfist, he lost the fight by decision.
Throughout the show, Carter earned notoriety and sparked irritation from his cast-mates with his habits, including his unusual style of dress and various artistic projects. He angered both teams by unilaterally deciding to train with Team No Love for a day. He also asked Rich Clementi to corner him in his fight with Serra.