Found May 07, 2013 on
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” in November of 2010 to enlarge the passageway where the spinal nerve root exits the spinal canal. Surgeons removed bone and/or tissue that obstructed the passageway and pinched the spinal nerve root, which often caused severe inflammation and pain. Carwin thought he was in the clear until an October 2011 MRI revealed a disc in his lower back had penetrated into the nerves. His doctor gave him two options; retire and postpone surgery for a few years or undergo the operation to resume his career. The charismatic slugger opted to go under the knife again, but hasn’t been seen since. Carwin blasted out of the MMA gates by winning his first 12 professional bouts in the opening round. He lost his last two fights, with his most recent coming in a unanimous decision defeat to Junior dos Santos in a top contender contest at UFC 131 in June 2011. The highlight of Carwin’s career came at UFC 111 when he knocked out Frank Mir to capture the interim heavyweight crown. Despite all of his accomplishments inside the Octagon, Carwin continued to maintain his job as an engineer outside the cage.
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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 '...
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!!!”