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UFC Heavyweight Shane Carwin cleared for contact, vows to 'crush his opponents' upon return

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He's Back! (again)

Former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin has been cleared for contact, which means a whole lot of guys at Grudge Gym in Colorado won't be looking forward to sparring. He also seems to have big ideas for lots of fights as well.

From his official blog:

I informed UFC Matchmaker (Joe Silva) that I would like to fight in Early Fall 2012. I would like to be able to fight every three or four months. The UFC should look into adding some padding in the gloves because I plan on crushing my opponents.

Carwin, at one point, was the most feared slugger in the Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) as he amassed 12 straight wins -- until it all came crashing down at UFC 116. In the second round of his heavyweight showdown against then-champion Brock Lesnar, Carwin seemingly gassed after bashing 'The Next Big Thing' and was eventually submitted by Lesnar.

UFC 131 was his second straight loss as he was picked apart and brutalized by Brazilian bomber Junior Dos Santos for three very long and painful rounds for 'The Engineer.' Carwin took a step back and addressed severe back injuries by going under the knife.

At 37 years old, Carwin has a lot of time to make up for, but, is it all too little to late? Or can he smash a few guys like we've seen him do in the past?

We'll find out this fall.

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