Shane Carwin announces fight with Nelson via email to fans

The former UFC heavyweight contender announced his first fight after losing to Brock Lesnar at UFC 116. Shane Carwin sent an email to members of his fan community, announcing that he will fight Roy Nelson on New Year's Day.

I will be fighting Roy Nelson on 1-1-11 in Las Vegas Nevada. The fight will be the Co-Main Event of the Edgar Maynard rematch.

I think Roy is a tough opponent for anyone. He has been in several main event situations and has fought a lot of veterans in the sport. I am honored to be fighting again and feel like Roy is a worth opponent.

My goal for the fight is to be exciting and go home with the win. I have a lot to prove as does Roy so this should make for a great fight.

Sending an email to fans is completely in line with Carwin's style. From the beginning of his career, he's been incredibly accessible to fans. His Twitter feed is filled with replies to his supporters.

UFC 125 is already shaping up to be an action-packed card. In addition to Carwin/Nelson and Edgar/Maynard, Clay Guida confirmed that he will fight Takanori Gomi.

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