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Shane Carwin: ‘They should have played the part where Goldberg was talking about going hunting with Brock.’

It appears Shane Carwin, already viewed by many as one of the classiest individuals in Mixed Martial Arts, has revealed yet another likable characteristic – a self-deprecating sense of humor. The UFC 116 headliner recently took to popular forum The Underground to address his subdued demeanor and monotone delivery while being interviewed, alongside UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar, during last weekend’s Ultimate Fighter 11 Finale in order to promote their upcoming bout.

“I wanted to tell you that I am now sponsored by the Night Time Nyquill. The interview during the TUF Finale was our attempt at gorilla marketing. If you were sleepy or felt “bored” by my interview then we hit our mark. Imagine what the actual product will do for you if I was able to put you to sleep with my words. Nyquill it helps you sleep like my right hand. Available at fine Pharmacies everywhere.

Man what a boring interview. They should have played the part where Goldberg was talking about going hunting with Brock.

No excuse but it was a lazy day and I had just been in a epic water balloon fight with my son and I was trying to keep a straight face. I will do better if they ever have me back.”

Carwin, who holds the UFC’s interim heavyweight title, will clash with Lesnar on July 3rd at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. His knockout of former champ Frank Mir at UFC 111 this past March moved his record to 12-0 with the entire dozen coming by way of first-round finish.

  • Lord Faust says:

    Now that is gold.

  • Guthookd says:

    I still don’t have a pick on this one but I am seething with anticipation.

  • MickeyC says:

    Carwin will win by a nasty knockout.

  • Dufresne says:

    This may be the best thing I’ve heard since Jorge Rivera’s video before fighting Quarry. He’s got a nationally televised interview scheduled and gets in an “epic water balloon fight” with his son just before it. That’s just plain awesome.

  • nothing_shank says:

    You and mcm are typically the only 2 I agree with on here, but you are wrong! That’s not awesome. ITS EPIC!

  • nothing_shank says:

    Faith no more style, lol, jk!

  • Rece Rock says:

    This fight is going to be ridiculous..

    Going out on a limb here but I think we see a smart brock lesner that night who gets the decision via octagon control and just setting the pace each round… Remember he trained with Coutore a lil bit…lately Randy is all about octagon control.
    I may eat my words and I hope I do but I think Brock is going to take a much different approach this time around…

  • Creature says:

    Im gonna go with carwin on this, after seeing how quickly and effectlively he destroyed mir.. i just cant go with lesner winning 4 once, shane is much more than just a deadly striker, hes a great wrestler and prolly very well rounded considering hes on greg jacksons all star team lol, and hes gonna come in with a good game plan as welll, regardless of how it turns out, its gonna be a fight 2 remember

  • Austin says:

    He’ll be doing interviews all the time because title defense require a lot of hype.

  • LiverPunch says:

    Brock will put him on his back and keep him there. Brock by TKO rd 2.
    Carwin to disappear off the HW radar as quickly as he appeared.
    How’s that for going out on a limb. He has never been really tested, has only ever faced 2 fighters who were top 50 or even maybe 100. Those fights were over too quickly for us to have a good grasp of his talent. Remember Sokadju? He knocked out 2 top 10 (maybe even top 5) dudes and now look at him.
    Don’t get me wrong, he could win because he has power but he will not last at the top.
    He is just embarrassed by his interview here and trying to make excuses. Wow what a guy.
    Negative tick away.

  • Brendhan Conlan says:

    “He has never been really tested, has only ever faced 2 fighters who were top 50 or even maybe 100.” – You realize this applies to Lesnar too, right? And saying Mir/Gonzaga are only “Top 50” is insane.

  • Dufresne says:

    I personally agree with Reece in thinking that Brock will play it safe and use his wrestling advantage. I know Shane is a pretty talented wrestler in his own right, but I have to give the edge there to Brock. If Brock does manage to get this fight to the ground with him on top, I can’t see Shane being very comfortable there. There are very few HW’s with enough BJJ to be confident fighting off of their backs, and I just don’t think Shane is in that group.

    The reason I think Shane took Mir out so much faster than Brock did is because Mir got over-confident in his standup abilities and tried to dirty box with a vastly more powerful fighter whereas Brock took Mir to his back where Mir is actually more dangerous, and beat him using shorter, less powerful shots than Shane was throwing. I picture Brock trying to employ the same technique here.

    If Brock is unable to get this to the ground however, I have to give the striking and power advantage to Shane. We saw Brock get rocked by Mir in their rematch, and Shane is on an entirely different level when it comes to one punch power than Mir is. Brock is a powerful dude, he broke Herring’s orbital with that vicious shot in their matchup, and I’m sure Brock’s standup has improved since then, I just don’t think it’s at Shane’s level yet.

    Brock via GnP late 2nd.

  • danw84 says:

    It’s funny when people say Brock is going to win based on Shane not having fought anyone.

    Half of Brock’s UFC fights are against Frank Mir. How much do those count for? I guess a lot!

  • vph416 says:

    Going out on a limb here but I think we see a smart brock lesner that night who gets the decision via octagon control and just setting the pace each round… Remember he trained with Coutore a lil bit…lately Randy is all about octagon control.

    There is absolutely NO WAY this fight goes a full 5 rounds…. NO WAY.

  • vph416 says:

    Agree w/ Danw84. Where is all this Brock is a seasoned vet and Carwin is unproven sentiment coming from???

    Brocks one good win Carwin doesn’t also hold is against Randy. As much as I love Randy, I’d bet my house on Carwin in that fight.

  • Jak says:

    I find it funny that the only apparent way that Lesnar will win is by playing it safe and lay and praying Carwin to a decision victory.

  • Lethal Liquid says:

    It wouldn’t be a stretch to say that Carwin is the most powerful man in MMa today. When I saw him just oh so slightly touch Gonzaga chin and instantly rendered him unconscious I said oh shit!! This dude is for real. Shane’s wrestling will allow him to keep it standing just long enough to find Brock’s off switch.

  • LiverPunch says:

    No brendon they were the only 2 within the top 50. The rest were out of it…do you get it. Hence only 2 guys that were top 50, they could be No.1 in the world and still be top 50…true?.No Lesnar has faced 3 top 50, ! top 20, 2 top 10 including a top 5.. I do get your point about Lesnar not being a lot more experienced but my point is that …Sokadju factor that some KO dudes have. Has he gone the distance or even 2 or 3 rds? no he hasn’t. So no he has not been tested. I mean I think Mir threw 2-5 punches.

  • danw84 says:

    It’s hilarious how much some of you value 50% of Brock’s UFC wins being against Frank Mir, then immediately devalue Carwins MUCH more dominant win over the same man.

  • danw84 says:

    lol sorry I didn’t mean wins, I meant fights.

    Brock lost to Mir in the first one.

  • LiverPunch says:

    I consider a 2 rd hold him down and completely dominate him (on the ground no less) until he is done a much more impressive win than Mir really doing nothing then getting caught early danw84y. Lesnar dominated for 1 and 1/2 rds. Carwin just caught him with a punch before any real fighting had taken place. I would ask could Carwin dominate him for 2 rds if he doesn’t manage to get that decisive blow in. That is my question because he wont always do that once he has been figured out. Lesnar will wear on him on the ground and cage tying him up in brief exchanges where he will attempt to get off first.. Once Carwin is in the 3rd 4th and 5th rds I will consider him tested. I just don’t believe that he will be able to KO every one early. People know that is where he has won and know he has never been in deep water. Game plan is simple, do not attempt to throw punches with Carwin early. Nobody including Carwin knows what he will be like late in rd 2 or the later rds. I seriously doubt his ability as an MMA fighter.I think he is OK but do think he will go the way of Lutter, Leites, Buentello and the rest of the once hyped up, now forgotten about, title contenders the UFC seems to have had in abundance. I may have to eat my words but we’ll see.

  • danw84 says:

    Fair enough, but what will your opinion be if Carwin beats Lesnar in the 1st round? Will he still be untested? Still incapable of going to the deep rounds? Or will the next argument be “yeah well Lesnar was still Green, Carwin still hasn’t done anything until he fights Cain or JDS”?

    I doubt Carwin trains for 5 minute fights, and I will be surprised if he can’t hack it for 5. The dude is smart. Just because he knocks guys out too quickly to ever get late into a fight, doesn’t mean he’ll fall asleep once he’s there.

  • danw84 says:

    “can’t hack it for 5 ROUNDS”

  • LiverPunch says:

    If he keeps doing it (KOing dudes ist rd) or shows us he has another string to his bow, I will have to jump on the proverbial, but will he be allowed to and what else does he have? We will see I guess.
    I will say I will be very upset if Lesnar tries to trade early. Why would you when that is how he has won all of his fights?. Wrestle put him on his back whilst sticking and moving away from his power. You hear me Lesnar! stick and move then…wait for it…shoot god damn it!.

  • vph416 says:

    as far as Carwin not going deep into fights… same thing was said about Anderson Silva when burst onto the UFC scene. Yeah he knocked out Leben in the first, but we haven’t seen him go deep into a fight yet. blah, blah…Well his fights w/ Franklin didn’t go to deep either…

    You can’t fault a guy for finishing too early.(Not in a fight anyway!) I’m not saying Brock can’t win this fight. He can GnP his way to a victory for sure. But to discredit Carwin is foolish. This guy can end any fight any time.

  • Dufresne says:

    Any comparison saying that either fighter is a veteran or is more tested than the other is simply foolish. Yes Brock has beaten both Randy and Herring who are both well documented veterans, but let’s be honest here; Brock outweighed Randy by 45 pounds at the weigh ins, so you know he was probably 65 pounds heavier for the fight. They’re not naturally even in the same weight class. As for Herring, he had come off a split decision win over Kongo and had been training for Mark Coleman leading into the fight, not Lesnar. Lesnar is a completely different beast than Coleman at this stage of his career.

    I personally THINK that Lesnar will win this by GnP, but the only thing I KNOW is that they better reinforce the Octagon and have XXXL icepacks on hand for one or the other, possibly even both, fighters.

  • MCM says:

    I agree with you guys saying Brock is gonna come out smarter and looking to take this into the later rounds, but to do that he has to avoid Carwins “Nyquill” shot.
    Brock is a great wrestler, but so is Shane. And Shane trains and arguably the best wrestling based MMA camp in the world (Brock may very well train at the 2nd best). Liverpunch is right in saying we haven’t seen him get tested passed the first round, but he trains with guys like GSP, Rashad and Marquart. When was the last time you saw them gas?
    The truth is, I cant’ pick a winner in this one. Brock is no push over for any man on the planet, but nothing in Carwins history tells me he’s gonna do anything but finish this in the first. For the record, I’ll say Shane by TKO in the 2nd, but as long as it’s a war, I don’t care who wins.


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