Yesterday it was reported that former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin had blown out his knee and was forced out of his December 15th bout with fellow Ultimate Fighter coach Roy Nelson.
Carwin’s manager confirmed with BJPenn.Com this morning that the injury will not require surgery and that Carwin is shooting for a February return to the Octagon.
Carwin and Nelson were scheduled to main event the TUF 16 Finale after coaching opposite one another on The Ultimate Fighter this season. There is certainly no love loss between the two and Carwin will more than likely look to fight Nelson once he is cleared to return to action.
Carwin has been out of action since June of 2011 where he lost via unanimous decision to Junior Dos Santos in a number one contenders bout. He has had surgeries on his back and neck over the past few years which has limited him to just three fights since March of 2010.
Carwin will be a guest on BJPenn.Com Radio next week where he will discuss his injury, his TUF team and his future.