Shane Carwin Cleared For Contact, Puts Heavyweights On Notice

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By Chris Howie
MMANEWS.COM Staff Writer

Former UFC Heavyweight contender Shane Carwin has been on the shelf for quite some time after back surgery but has been able to get back in the gym and this week he confirmed via his blog that he has been cleared for physical contact and hopes for a Fall UFC return:

“No one ever “wants” or “needs” back surgery but I did “need” the time to improve my skills. Being a good wrestler with heavy hands is only a fraction of skills needed to become a World Champion. I am certain when I come back you will see a more diverse and hungry fighter. I will not be worried about my extra pounds causing cardio problems, and I will not stumble on the way up this mountain top. You are going to see the Old Shane with new and improved skills fighting because its what I love to do.

I informed UFC Matchmaker (Joe Silva) that I would like to fight in Early Fall 2012. I would like to be able to fight every three or four months. Barring injury I intend to leave the UFC octagon and head back to the Grudge Training Center to continue the climb. I have spent my entire career dealing with injuries sustained through Football. I am 100% and I feel like a younger version of my former self. The UFC should look into adding some padding in the gloves because I plan on crushing my opponents.

See you this Fall!”

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