The following is an excerpt from a recent article on MMAFighting.com:
Shonie Carter has no regrets. It’s been a long ride, and maybe some things didn’t turn out like he planned, but after more than a decade as a professional fighter there’s not much he would do differently.
“I’ve had my great adventures,” Carter told MMA Fighting. “I went to Tiananmen Square, just because I was there. I was on the Great Wall before I knew ya’ll. You know? I fought in Tokyo. I wrestled a bear in Russia. It’s been beautiful.”
But now it’s over, according to Carter. After a decision loss to Jeremy Knafo in Tel Aviv, Israel earlier this month, “Mr. International” decided to hang up the gloves. So he says. Now he has a new venture in mind.
“I want to go to the WWE,” Carter said. “I’ve talked to CM Punk about it. He works out at my gym. …I’m coming to acknowledge the mid-life crisis that a lot of guys go through where they get a Corvette and a hot blonde girlfriend with big boobs. I’ve just decided to do the WWE.”
And before you ask, yes, he’s serious. At least he claims he is, though with Carter it’s sometimes difficult to tell what’s sincere and what’s schtick. Still, this is one he’s not backing away from. At 38 years old, Shonie Carter wants to become a pro wrestler. He even has a stage name picked out.
“Overtime, that will be my name. Overtime, because I work hard. I put that hard hat on, I bring a lunchbox, and I punch in. If you get in that ring with me, you better punch in too, because you’re going to be working overtime.”
Check out the complete article online at MMAFighting.com.