The first time fans have seen Shane Carwin in over a year is as a coach on the current season of the Ultimate Fighter opposite of Roy Nelson. Carwin was on the sidelines after the rehab process following back surgery took much longer than expected.
Roy Nelson was scheduled to face Carwin at UFC 125, but announced on his website that he needed to pull out due to back and neck pain. He would get surgery to correct the problems on November 2, 2010. He then had back surgery again on October 16, 2011.
This time around Carwin was scheduled to fight Nelson at the TUF finale as become tradition with the Ultimate Fighter. UFC President Dana White tweetsmma, MMA NEWS, Roy Nelson, SHANE CARWIN, The Ultimate Fighter, TUF, ufc, ufc news