You might remember people insulting Bobby Lashley after he lost to Chad Griggs. He went in there, got beat up, and gave it his best, but he gassed badly and supposedly suffered from dehydration.
That led to at least one article questioning how a heavyweight can be dumb enough to forget to drink a cup of water. Good things never happen when you play amateur doctor, and it turns out, at least according to Lashley, he was dealing with a case of mono.
Now comes the news that Shane Carwin pulled out of a UFC 125 heavyweight showdown with Roy Nelson because of a back injury. Carwin himself stated that an MRI revealed he’d need 8 to 12 weeks of recovery time and a much longer layoff if the injury required surgery.
UFC 125 takes place on January 1. So best case scenario, if Carwin didn’t need surgery he might have a whopping one week to train for Nelson. But that hasn’t stopped one person from insulting Carwin and using his medical knowledge to somehow assume that since the surgery is optional, the injury must not be all that serious…even though Carwin said he’s out of commission either way.
Carwin himself says the surgery is optional. That’s not the kind of message to put out in a public forum. Dana White doesn’t want to hear that. If Carwin needs to have the surgery, the thing to say is, “My fans know I wouldn’t miss this fight if there were any other alternative, but I have to listen to the doctors and do what’s best for my health.”
So what level of reading comprehension would lead anyone to believe that Carwin either needs surgery or he’s completely healthy? Maybe I’m missing something.
Oh wait, there’s an update!
Let me clarify, the decision to not fight is totally up to Shane and his doctors, family, coaches and management. I hope he made the decision that is best for his health. It’s his dumbass decision to tweet that it was his OPTION to sit out the fight or not that I’m objecting to.
Um, yes. He of course could fight with little training time and nowhere near 100% health. Then if he loses we’ll all say he sucks, and if he then says, “But wait, I was hurt real bad!” we’ll call him an ass clown for making excuses.
In summary, Carwin says his back really hurts. Rather than fight anyway and suck balls, he wants to recover and the injury is bad enough he might have to consider the OPTION of surgery. That doesn’t mean his injury is optional.
Hopefully that clears everything up — not that it needed clarification in the first place.