Shane Carwin: Looking to silence the doubters when he returns from surgeryPosted on October 22, 2011, 07:34 PM by Trent Reinsmith
Shane Carwin recently announced that he faced a decision that may have given some fighters pause, retire from active MMA competition and avoid surgery for an undetermined amount of time or undergo surgery now and keep on fighting. Carwin, opted for the latter.
With that decision made, Carwin will undergo his second surgery in a little more than 12 months. Carwin had surgery on November 2 of last year to repair damage to his neck. On November 15 of this year he will go under the knife to keep a disc in his lower back from pressing into nerves, a situation that he said was causing his body to freeze up while training.
Carwin expects to back in the spring/summer of 2012 and when he does come back to the UFC’s Heavyweight division he will look to make a run for UFC gold, "If I didn't believe I still had a title run left in me, I would retire. I feel like I still have some things to prove. I have unfinished business. I love the doubters." – for more see MMAFighting.com
Further Reading: Shane Carwin to undergo surgery expects spring/summer 2012 return
Photo: UFC fighter Shane Carwin at the weigh ins for UFC 116 at the MGM Grand Arena on July 2, 2010, in Las Vegas, Nevada. Francis Specker