Former UFC interim heavyweight champion Shane Carwin announced his retirement from MMA today. Carwin has struggled with multiple injuries since he last fought at UFC 131. The heavyweight announced the news today via twitter.
Officially retired 2day:-) thank you to my family, friends and fans! #dreambig GOD BLESS!!!
— Shane Carwin (@ShaneCarwin) May 8, 2013
Carwin hangs it up after amassing a 12-2 (4-2 UFC) record in the sport. The highlight of the heavyweight’s career was his victory over Frank Mir at UFC 111, a win that netted him the interim UFC heavyweight crown. Unfortunately for Carwin, that victory would be his last as he drop his next two fights to former UFC heavyweight champions Brock Lesnar and Junior dos Santos.
The former interim champion would attempt a come back, coaching The Ultimate Fighter 16 opposite Roy Nelson, but injuries kept him out of the cage and eventually led him to hang it up.
Carwin will focus on his regular career as engineer, a job the heavyweight has done full time throughout his MMA career.
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