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Shane Carwin Eyes June Return to UFC

Shane Carwin is looking to make his return to the UFC in June.

The former heavyweight contender recently penned a blog post on his Web site,, stating that he was originally offered a fight against Roy Nelson in May, but the UFC has now decided to put him on the organization's likely return to Vancouver on June 11.

"I have not heard anymore about my June 11th return," Carwin wrote. "I am pumped to be aboe [sic] to fight in Canada. The international fans are so pumped for the shows and if you have never been to B.C. I am certain BC stands for Beautiful Country."

Carwin hasn't competed since losing a UFC heavyweight title fight to Brock Lesnar last July, but that doesn't mean his name hasn't been in the news.

In August, he was named as one of 22 professional athletes who obtained steroids from an online pharmacy based in Mobile, Alabama. The 36-year-old has repeatedly turned down interview requests from MMA Fighting to discuss these allegations.

In November, he underwent surgery to address neck, back and nerve problems.

Apparently, the surgery was a success, and now the heavyweight is looking to resume his climb back up the division ladder later this year. The only question at this point is, with most of the top heavyweights already booked, who will Carwin face? Could he get another shot at Brock Lesnar after all?

UFC 131 is expected to take place at the Rogers Arena (formerly known as GM Place) in Vancouver. UFC 115, the organization's first event in Vancouver, took place in June 2010.

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