Shane Carwin called it quits back in 2011 after a loss to Junior Dos Santos but it appears he’s back in the saddle. It’s not a return to the UFC but a potential return in the Bellator organization. Here’s what Carwin revealed on Facebook:

I sent Bellator MMA a request to get on as an alternate for this amazing 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.

Shane would add a nice notch on Bellator’s signing belt and bring a recognizable face that fans still see as a legitimate heavyweight. Here’s the current lineup for their 2018 heavyweight tournament, with dates and alternates yet to be announced:

Bellator Heavyweight Grand Prix Participants:

  • Bellator World Light Heavyweight Champion Ryan Bader (24-5)
  • Fedor Emelianenko (36-5, 1 NC)
  • Quinton “Rampage” Jackson (37-12)
  • “King Mo” Lawal (21-6, 1 NC)
  • Frank Mir (18-11)
  • Matt Mitrione (12-5)
  • Roy Nelson (23-14)
  • Chael Sonnen (30-15-1)

Carwin was known as one of the most devastating punchers ever. We would love to see him added to the list, even though his potential opponents may not.

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