It’s official. Shane Carwin will fight Roy Nelson at UFC 125 on New Year’s Day. The fight was announced on the latest episode of the UFC’s Ultimate Insider web series.

If Carwin has any lingering animosity for Nelson from their twitter scuffle, he isn’t showing it. In a blog post announcing the fight on his website today, the worst thing he called Nelson was a “worthy opponent.”

I will be fighting Roy Nelson on 1-1-11 in Las Vegas Nevada. The fight will be the C0-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.

Thanks for all of your continued support.

Beef or not, this should be a heck of a heavyweight fight. If Junior dos Santos couldn’t put Roy Nelson away over the course of three rounds, can Shane Carwin? Does Carwin have the gas tank to go the distance with Nelson? I don’t know, but I’m looking forward to finding out.

On a quick side note, Frankie Edgar vs. Gray Maynard and Takanori Gomi were also announced for UFC 125.

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