Undefeated UFC heavyweight prospect Shane Carwin has been diagnosed with a deviated septum and will require surgery to repair the injury.

Carwin revealed the news on his personal web site, Shane-Carwin.com.

“(I) ust got home from the specialist and he said my nose requires surgery to repair,” wrote Carwin. “I have a deviated septum and the nose is in pieces.”

According to Carwin, doctors have informed him that he will require six-to-eight weeks to fully heel from the surgery. The recovery time could potentially delay the scheduling of his next fight.

It is believed that Carwin sustained the injury during his first round TKO victory over Gabriel Gonzaga this past Saturday at UFC 96. Carwin shook off a slow start in the fight and put Gonzaga down with punches before forcing the referee to stop the bout.

The victory moved the former NCAA Division II wrestling and football All-American to 11-0 during his pro MMA career with all 11 victories coming via first round stoppage.

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

Related News

Former UFC Heavyweight Shane Carwin to Fight with 1 Hand Tied Behind Back

  • 15 days ago

Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin is making his long-speculated return to combat sports on Saturday. However, he's not taking a traditional route. He will compete in a one-armed bo read news >>

Bellator champ Daniel Straus on hand surgery, comeback: 'Mentally I have a big hill to climb'

  • 11 days ago

Out of action since this past November due to hand injuries and a recent surgery, Bellator champ Daniel Straus has been cleared to resume his training. He said his hand still needs some work, but tha read news >>

Cris Cyborg: 'If I Fight Ronda Rousey, She'd Have To Do Surgery After' (video) | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 days ago

Cris Cyborg doesn't care about belts, she just wants to fight Ronda Rousey, believing she would devastate her. read news >>

Former UFC champ Shane Carwin knocks out radio host with one arm (Video)

  • 9 days ago

Shane Carwin made his return to combat sports last night, knocking out radio host Jason Ellis with one arm tied down with duct tape.Former UFC heavyweight champion Shane Carwin is back to sending opp read news >>

Watch Shane Carwin with One Arm Taped to His Body Knock This Guy Out | MMAWeekly.com

  • 9 days ago

Well that doesn't seem like a fair fight. For the other guy. read news >>

Shane Carwin tweets photo of Rizin FF glove, says he accepted fight with Fedor Emelianenko

  • 3 days ago

Fedor Emelianenko is always in need of recognizable heavyweight opponents and he may have found one – if Shane Carwin is to be believed.Filed under: Featured, News read news >>

Former UFC Champ Shane Carwin Awaiting Fedor, Also Has Offer from Rizin | MMAWeekly.com

  • 2 days ago

Shane Carwin recently decided to reenter the mixed martial arts landscape as a fighter, but it won't be with the UFC. read news >>