Many have questioned whether or not the 37-year-old could or even should continue to put his body through the ringer in a sport that is notoriously hard on the corpse, especially after such a major surgery. In a post made on his personal blog, however, Carwin announced that the time off has him feeling better than he has in years. In addition to the improvement in his physical health, the fighter has also had time to develop and hone his skills.
Considering that, Carwin revealed his intentions to fight this fall and issued a proper warning to the heavyweight division for when he does.
“I informed UFC Matchmaker (Joe Silva) that I would like to fight in Early Fall 2012,” Carwin wrote. ‘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.”
Carwin last appeared in action at UFC 131 last June, where he was beaten by current champion Junior dos Santos via unanimous decision. Prior to that fight, Carwin lost via submission to Brock Lesnar in a title fight.