Mearion Shonie Bickhem III (born May 3, 1972), better known as Shonie Carter, is an American mixed martial artist who has competed in the Welterweight, Middleweight and Light Heavyweight divisions. He is a former WEC Welterweight Champion, a UFC veteran, and a contestant on The Ultimate Fighter 4 reality show. He has also competed in Pancrase, King of the Cage, M-1 Global, KSW and Bellator. He is known for his flashy dress, colorful vocabulary, outlandish personality and use of the spinning backfist in competition. Following coming back from retirement, Carter currently fights in the Welterweight division though his last fight took place in Coventry in the sport of bare knuckle boxing, Carter lost after 5 rounds via decision to Irish native Jimmy Sweeney, the current BKB middleweight champion.