Knee Injury Forces Shane Carwin from ‘TUF 16’ Finale; UFC Seeking Opponent for Roy Nelson



A knee injury has forced Shane Carwin to withdraw from his bout against rival coach Roy Nelson at “The Ultimate Fighter” Season 16 finale, according to UFC President Dana White.

“It never ends,” White wrote Wednesday on Twitter. “Carwin blew his knee out. Looking for a new opponent for Roy on the ‘TUF’ finale on FX.”

Carwin had been rehabbing a minor knee injury sustained in September, but the former UFC interim heavyweight champion was still expected to face Nelson at the Dec. 15 event, which takes place at The Joint at the Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas. It is currently unknown if this latest development is related to Carwin’s previous injury.

Known for his strength and punching power, Carwin has struggled to stay healthy in recent years. The 37-year-old has competed just once since his failed bid to capture the undisputed heavyweight title from Brock Lesnar in July 2010. Carwin, who has undergone back and neck surgeries in order to continue his career, most recently competed against Junior dos Santos last summer at UFC 131. Dos Santos battered Carwin in that bout, taking a unanimous decision and handing the American just his second loss.

Nelson, 36, has won two of his last three fights, knocking out former Pride Fighting Championships star Mirko Filipovic to close out 2011 before kicking off this year with a unanimous decision defeat to the surging Fabricio Werdum. “Big Country” rebounded from that loss by posting a first-round stoppage of Dave Herman on May 26, starching the EliteXC veteran with an overhand right in just 51 seconds.

view original article >>
Report here if this news is invalid.

Related News

  • 24 days ago
  • 0 views

Tarec Saffiedine forced to withdraw from UFC Fight Night 60 due to groin injury. Chalk up another botched main event to that horrid little pest, The Injury Bug. Tarec Saffiedine is the latest to succ read news >>

  • 24 days ago
  • 1 views

A rib injury has forced Costas Philippou to pull out of a proposed middleweight bout against Uriah Hall at UFC Fight Night in Boston. read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 3 views

A heavyweight showdown between Alistair Overeem and Roy Nelson will go down at UFC 185. read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 8 views

Two of the heavyweight division’s hardest hitters will meet in March at UFC 185.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC read news >>

  • 19 days ago
  • 7 views

Heavyweight hitters will collide when Alistair Overeem and Roy Nelson meet on March 14, 2015 in Dallas, TX, at UFC 185. UFC officials confirmed the bout Tuesday following an initial report from The D read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 5 views

The UFC on Tuesday announced that heavyweight bruisers Roy Nelson and Alistair Overeem would face off at UFC 185. read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 4 views

Heavyweight KO artists Alistair Overeem and Roy Nelson are set to battle at UFC 185 in Dallas this March. In a rare bit of "Winner vs. Loser" matchmaking, the UFC has announced a heavyweight bout for read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 views

The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Heavyweight stars will be big and bright deep in the heart of Texas when Alistair Overeem collides with Roy Nelson inside American Airlines Center in Dallas o read news >>

  • 18 days ago
  • 1 views

This one might be fun to watch, even if we pretty much already know how it ends. Heavyweight sluggers Alistair Overeem and Roy Nelson will face off March 14 at UFC 185 in Dallas. The news was first r read news >>