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Shane Carwin accepted fight with Fedor Emelianenko, nothing signed

Shane Carwin released a few interesting details regarding his return to MMA recently.

The former UFC interim heavyweight champion took to Twitter where he tweeted a photo of a pair of Rizin Fighting Federation gloves. The size of the gloves was XL, but Carwin directed the message to Rizin directly to say the gloves do not fit him.

He clarified that nothing was official with Rizin FF yet. He wrote that he was set to meet with the new Japanese MMA promotion as it had a great offer on the table for him.

Carwin also claimed that he had accepted a fight against MMA legend, “The Last Emperor,” Fedor Emelianenko. Carwin wrote that the decision for the fight to come to fruition or not was completely up to Emelianenko at this point, but Carwin did not express much optimism in the idea of Emelianenko deciding to continue his career in MMA.

Carwin last competed professionally back in June 2011 when he filled in for an injured Brock Lesnar to take on Junior dos Santos in the main event of UFC 131. After suffering a one-sided unanimous decision loss in that bout, Carwin sat on the sidelines for nearly two years.

Over the course of those two years, Carwin dealt with multiple injuries and ultimately decided to retire from the sport in 2013.

This last July, Carwin announced he had plans to make a return to MMA. In September, Carwin revealed that he and his team had managed to get a released from the UFC in regards to his contract back when he was active, making him a free agent.

He has yet to announce a promotion he will officially fight in, nor his first opponent.

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