Remember Shane Carwin?

Once a top contender at heavyweight – in the days before the Strikeforce influx, when huge frames were the rage – Shane Carwin misses the game.

During a Twitter exchange with fans, one follower ask him how he was enjoying retirement.

Carwin replied bluntly:

I’m itching to fight, can’t stand it

The fight game is a combat sport. Fighters rarely go into a contest entirely healthy – which means they rarely go through training without nagging issues. When those issues become chronic – and when they involve your neck and back – staying dormant is the smartest thing to do. At the time of his retirement, Carwin had six bulging and three ruptured discs also had developed foraminal stenosis and arthritis.

While it’s great to know the fire still burns, Carwin made the right choice.

 

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