The First Round Terminator Suffers A Terrible Setback
UFC President Dana White said it best today when he posted on Twitter, "It never ends."
The Ultimate Fighting exec was forced to announced Shane Carwin is injured and therefore out of his fight against Roy Nelson.
Carwin (12-2 MMA, 4-2 UFC) and Nelson (17-7 MMA, 4-3 UFC) were scheduled to meet in the main event of the TUF 16 Finale on December 15th at The Joint at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas.
White informed the Twitterverse that Carwin blew out his knee, and added UFC has already begun searching for a suitable replacement to face Nelson on the card. Carwin and Nelson, two bad ass sluggers with awesome knockout power coached opposite each other on the current 16th season of "The Ultimate Fighter," which taped over the summer and currently airs on Friday nights on FX Network.
Carwin, a former interim UFC heavyweight champion, was going to be fighting for the first time in 18 months. He has spent a majority of that time recovering from surgeries to correct back and neck issues. His newest injury, a blown out knee, carries with it an unknown factor in terms of when Carwin will be able to return.
Carwin's last victory came at UFC 111 with a first-round knockout of Frank Mir that took his record to 12-0 with 12 first-round stoppages. He won the UFC Interim Heavyweight Championship in that fight, and then met Brock Lesnar for the undisputed belt at UFC 116.
After a dominant, bloody and violent beating he handed Lesnar in the 1stround, Carwin tapped to an arm triangle choke in round two. Then, in June, 2011, Carwin opposed Junior Dos Santos, only to lose via unanimous decision. in a title elimination fight and lost by unanimous decision.
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