Back injury sidelines Shane Carwin again, heavyweight seeks 2012 return to UFC

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Budgellism
10/16/11 12:08:37PM
Onetime UFC title challenger Shane Carwin (12-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) will have to wait a little longer to return to the win column.

The injury bug has struck yet again, and an ailing back has forced Carwin to go under the knife and remain on the sidelines until spring or summer of 2012.

Carwin announced his condition on his official website, Shane-Carwin.com.

"I have spent my entire fighting career dealing with injuries from my football career," Carwin wrote. "I have done my best to get through my training, and I have been blessed to get through my fights with relatively little to no damage.

"As I ramped up my training for UFC 141, my body locked up during training. It wasn't like the (Brock) Lesnar fight, but my back just tightened up and I froze. I scheduled an MRI, and the results showed that my disc in my lower back is into the nerves. My doctor gave me two options: retire and I could probably go on for a few years without surgery or I could undergo surgery and continue my career.

"The decision was easy. I have unfinished business. The UFC had me lined up to face one of the best in the world and I am confident I have everything I need to be a champion. I am scheduling surgery and I hope to return to the octagon by spring or summer 2012."

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FastKnockout
10/16/11 12:32:43PM
"The decision was easy. I have unfinished business. The UFC had me lined up to face one of the best in the world and I am confident I have everything I need to be a champion. I am scheduling surgery and I hope to return to the octagon by spring or summer 2012."

Wonder who they had him lined up against.
Budgellism
10/16/11 12:37:20PM

Posted by FastKnockout

"The decision was easy. I have unfinished business. The UFC had me lined up to face one of the best in the world and I am confident I have everything I need to be a champion. I am scheduling surgery and I hope to return to the octagon by spring or summer 2012."

Wonder who they had him lined up against.



Good question. Maybe they were going to have him face Werdum.
FastKnockout
10/16/11 1:28:34PM

Posted by Budgellism


Posted by FastKnockout

"The decision was easy. I have unfinished business. The UFC had me lined up to face one of the best in the world and I am confident I have everything I need to be a champion. I am scheduling surgery and I hope to return to the octagon by spring or summer 2012."

Wonder who they had him lined up against.



Good question. Maybe they were going to have him face Werdum.



I wouldn't mind that fight, and you're probably right. Can't think of anyone else inside the UFC I would consider "one of the best in the world" that isn't already lined up.
shaneTpain
10/16/11 4:34:56PM
carwin is a beast!
gonna miss him this winter season
DeadHead988
10/16/11 6:25:59PM
Bummer I really like watching him fight
Twenty20Dollars
10/17/11 12:02:05AM
I thought he might retire with his age and the injuries.
Chael_Sonnen
10/17/11 12:31:12AM
Good thing for Carwin about the new health insurance for the fighters.
prozacnation1978
10/17/11 10:17:53AM
Curious who he was gonna face. Brendan schaub?? Russow??

Anyways he is out. But his opponent is still on the card I assume
Curious who he was
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