At UFC 116, Shane Carwin gave Heavyweight Champion Brock Lesnar a run for his money in the first round of their title fight, coming what could have been one more properly placed punch away from winning the belt. Carwin would lose to Lesnar in the second round via choke but it can't be forgotten just how close Carwin was to dethroning Lesnar.
Carwin now looks to get back in the gym and get back to where he was as he explains his comeback on the UG
“At 35 who knows how much longer my body will allow me to compete at the highest level. I love to compete and I want to be the best at what I do. We have a lot to work on but standing at the base of the mountain you already climbed is a lot less daunting then climbing it for the first time. I have no idea what the UFC has planned for me yet. I am going to get back to work and try to solve some of my shortcomings, My goal is to face Brock again as soon as possible. I would like another chance and I am willing to work my butt off to get one. Part of the quest will be to win the UFC belt from whoever has it. I want to face the best fighter in MMA and make sure I leave a legacy behind.”