Shane Carwin out of TUF 16 Finale fight with Roy NelsonPosted on November 14, 2012, 04:37 PM by Anton Gurevich
You read it right, LowKick'ers.
The injury curse in the UFC continues, as Shane Carwin is forced to withdraw from his fight with Roy Nelson due to a knee injury. UFC President Dana White tweeted a news, also adding that the Ultimate Fighting Championship are now looking for a replacement.
Interestingly enough, MMAWeekly.com reported back in September that Carwin has injured his knee, but will still compete against Roy Nelson. "The Engineer" then appeared on Inside MMA, threatening Roy Nelson with a knockout if he goes for the knee:
“Yeah, I mean its bad,” Carwin admitted. “I have some partially torn ligaments and tendons, but I’m pretty positive in my strength and conditioning coach and I have faith in them to get me back to full strength.
I used to never let this stuff get out, but to me now a days it doesn’t really matter to me what they know, because I am going to go out there and fight him,” offered the confident Carwin. “If he goes for my knee I will knock him out then.”
Two weeks later, Carwin is out.
So who can step in to replace the former Interim UFC Heavyweight Champion? There some interesting options for Roy Nelson, such as the rematch with Stefan Struve, and Mark Hunt. Stefan Struve is definitely an interestingly one, but it seems as many fans would love to see Hunt vs. Nelson, in what would also be an encounter between two fighters with the most unimpressive physique in the UFC.
TUF 16 Finale is currently scheduled to take place on December 15, 2012 at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada.
WOW!! It never ends Carwin blew his knee out. Looking for a new opponent for Roy on the TUF Finale on FX.— Dana White (@danawhite) November 14, 2012