Shane Carwin Calls on Bellator to Make Him an Alternate in Heavyweight Grand Prix
By FCF Staff
Shane Carwin hasn’t competed since 2011, but the 42 year-old says he’ll throw on some gloves, if a spot opens up in Bellator’s heavyweight grand prix.
Recently Bellator announced that it is holding a tournament throughout 2018, which will determine the promotion’s new heavyweight champ. The competition will feature the likes of “Rampage” Jackson (37-12), Roy Nelson (23-14), Chael Sonnen (30-15-1), Frank Mir (18-11), “King Mo” Lawal (21-6, 1 NC), Fedor Emelianenko (36-5, 1 NC), Matt Mitrione (12-5) and Bellator light heavyweight champ Ryan Bader(24-5).
The tourney will get underway on January 20th in Los Angeles, with a bout between Jackson and Sonnen. Nelson and Mitrione will fight on February 16th, and then, Mir and Emelianenko will battle on a date to be confirmed in April. A bout between Lawal and Bader will complete the opening round, on a date to be confirmed in May.
Well, since the tournament was announced, Carwin tweeted out the following:
I emailed my friend @rich_chou a request to get on as an Alternate for this amazing @BellatorMMA tournament. I really can't wait to watch it either way but I am so pumped up for it I had to get my name on a list. I'd love a real title. #Bellator pic.twitter.com/jiysk6sBVb
— Shane Carwin (@ShaneCarwin) November 21, 2017