Shane Carwin’s latest injury setback which forced him to pull out of his main event fight with Roy Nelson at the ‘TUF 16 Finale’ has left UFC president Dana White questioning whether the former heavyweight No.1 contender will ever compete again.
“I dunno, man,” White told the media yesterday when asked about the chances of Carwin getting back into the Octagon. “I just talked to him the other day. He’s so depressed. He’s completely bummed out and depressed and I feel bad for the guy. It’s tough to bounce back. Especially cause he’s not getting any younger and having a major injury like that, it’s tough to bounce back from.”
Carwin will be 38 in January and has been plagued with serious injuries to his back and knee that’s resulted in him not having fought in a year and a half, and with his return currently pushed back indefinitely it’s not hard to see why White appeared so pessimistic about his chances of making a comeback.