Found May 08, 2013 on
Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin has officially hung up his 4XL gloves and called it a career.
Carwin began his career with a record of 12-0, all 12 of those fights ending by way of the finish. After finishing Frank Mir at UFC 111 in New Jersey to claim the UFC interim belt, Carwin would unify the titles with then champ Brock Lesnar during the summer of '10 in what would be one of the most anticipated heavyweight battles of all-time. Carwin would drop Lesnar and land enough unanswered strikes to force just about any other fight to be stopped. In the second round Lesnar would take advantage of a fighter that had nothing left in the tank, finishing Carwin by way of the arm triangle choke. It would go down as one of the greatest comebacks of all-time, only to be followed by the Silva vs. Sonnen instant classic at UFC 117 the following month.
'The Engineer' would get another chance to earn a shot at the title against Junior dos Santos the following year. Dos Santos would wreak havoc on the face of Carwin taking home a unanimous decision victory. Carwin showed he had a huge fighting heart in the fifteen minutes he shared inside of the cage with Dos Santos to go along with the tenacity he displayed in his first 12 finishes.
A fight between Shane Carwin and Roy Nelson would be made on more than one occasion; the two men would even coach opposite each other on season 16 of TUF. Today's decision wasn't for lack of trying; various injuries and surgeries would continue to sideline Carwin, and at the age of 38 he would announce his retirement from the sport on everyone's favorite social media platform.
Officially retired 2day:-) thank you to my family, friends and fans! #dreambig GOD BLESS!!!
— Shane Carwin (@ShaneCarwin) May 8, 2013
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Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin (pictured) unceremoniously announced his retirement via Twitter Tuesday evening. “Officially retired 2day:-) thank you to my family, friends and fans! #dreambig GOD BLESS!!!” Carwin tweeted. Injuries likely lead the 38-year-old to his decision to hang up his mixed martial arts gloves. Carwin underwent a “foraminotomy”...
After dropping his last two fights and not be able to fight for nearly two years, Shane Carwin decided to call it quits today. He made his announcement via Twitter.
“Officially retired [today],” Carwin wrote on his Twitter feed. “Thank you to my family, friends and fans! Dream big. God Bless.”
Shane Carwin was known for his KO power as he knocked out his first 12 opponents...
Former UFC interim Heavyweight champ Shane Carwin has officially announced his retirement from professional MMA competition. Carwin retires with a 12-2 record, with all his wins by way of KO or submission.
Carwin has dealt with a variety of back issues, keeping him out of UFC action for the last two years. He was last scheduled to meet Roy Nelson at the end of last year after the...
Longtime UFC Heavyweight Shane Carwin is hanging up his gloves. Carwin announced his retirement today via his twitter account. @ShaneCarwin – “Officially retired 2day:-) thank you to my family, friends and fans! #dreambig GOD BLESS!!!”