Shane Carwin Reveals Doctor Gave Him Two Options: Retirement or Surgery

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion, Shane Carwin revealed that his doctor recently gave him two options after his body locked up during training for his UFC 141 fight; retire from the sport or undergo surgery.

Carwin, posting via his official blog site, explained:

“As I ramped up my training for UFC 141 my body locked up during training. It wasn’t like the Lesnar fight but my back just tightened up and I froze. I scheduled an MRI and the results showed that my disc in my lower back is into the nerves. My doctor gave me two options; retire and I could probably go on for a few years without surgery or I could undergo surgery and continue my career.”

“The decision was easy. I have unfinished business. The UFC had me lined up to face one of the best in the world and I am confident I have everything I need to be a Champion. I am scheduling surgery and I hope to return to the Octagon by spring or summer 2012.”

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