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#3241999 - 05/08/13 09:05 AM Shane Carwin announces his retirement
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After 12-2 career, UFC heavyweight fighter Shane Carwin announced his retirement on Twitter on Tuesday night.


Of Carwin's 12 wins, not one went to the judges. He had seven knockouts and five submissions. He hasn't been in the cage since 2011. The last time he was in the spotlight was in the fall of 2012, when he was a coach on "The Ultimate Fighter." Unfortunately, his knee was injured before he could fight opposing coach Roy Nelson.
I remember hearing about Carwin well before I saw him fight. It was back when preliminary fights weren't aired. Everyone who had watched him fight couldn't stop talking about this guy who quickly knocked out Christian Wellisch and Neil Wain. Then at UFC 96, I watched him absolutely destroy Gabriel Gonzaga in just over a minute. He hadn't been overhyped. After that, he knocked out Frank Mir in the first round of their bout.

What most MMA fans will remember about Carwin is that he came within seconds of taking out the then-invincible Brock Lesnar at UFC 116. But after losing to Lesnar in the second round, a dropped decision to Junior dos Santos at UFC 131 and a host of injuries, Carwin has decided to hang up his extra-large gloves.

http://sports.yahoo.com/blogs/mma-cagewr...-115658978.html
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#3242003 - 05/08/13 09:09 AM Re: Shane Carwin announces his retirement [Re: Dodge Man]
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Shane was by far my favorite fighter at this time, I saw this coming with all of his injures but I really would like to have seen him have one or 2 more good fights uninjured.

I wish he would have made it in the UFC a few years sooner, I think he could have been one of the best of all time.
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#3242534 - 05/08/13 09:42 PM Re: Shane Carwin announces his retirement [Re: Dodge Man]
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Doesn't he have an over the top good day job? I cant remember what I heard but it seems like rocket science or something like that.
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#3242689 - 05/09/13 08:18 AM Re: Shane Carwin announces his retirement [Re: AndyW]
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 Originally Posted By: AndyW
Doesn't he have an over the top good day job? I cant remember what I heard but it seems like rocket science or something like that.


He is an engineer for the North Weld County Water District in Colorado. He probably made as much at his job in a year as he did fighting. Also maybe another reason he was not as great as he could have been. He worked a full time job and trained after work. Most great fighters are full time fighters and do nothing but train to fight.
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#3242739 - 05/09/13 09:23 AM Re: Shane Carwin announces his retirement [Re: Dodge Man]
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I hate to here it, but with a job like that he will be just fine
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#3305085 - 07/28/13 08:57 PM Re: Shane Carwin announces his retirement [Re: easy45]
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Heck of a Fighter, i hate to see it but its prolly for his best he is outa his prime imo
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