UFC 106 is only two months away, and Shane Carwin is busy training for his UFC heavyweight title bout against champion Brock Lesnar. The 34-year old recently sat down and talked to Heavy.com about how he is training for the high profile bout.
“The camp is going great,” Carwin said of his training camp. “We train pretty hard, and getting beat up every day by some of the elite athletes in the sport doesn’t hurt. Well, it hurts, but it’s a good kind of hurt.”
Carwin is hoping to inflict the “bad kind of hurt” on Lesnar during their fight, stating “I am ready. I wish I could kick his ass tomorrow.
“This is the first time that I am getting ready for a fight with a little hate for my opponent. He continues to fuel the fire with his ignorant comments about my opponents and my record. Next thing you know, he will tell you his high school was bigger then mine and therefore that’ll be the deciding factor.”
Joking aside, Carwin went onto say that he is prepared to take on 6’3” 265-pound Lesnar both on the ground and on his feet. The Colorado native has an extensive background in wrestling, and has been brushing up on his Brazilian Jiu-jitsu skills in preparation for the bout.
“I really don’t care where the fight goes,” Carwin stated. “He is not going to be able to lay on top of me like he has against the smaller guys he’s faced. He won’t have a huge advantage anywhere, so I will be ready for whatever happens.”
Carwin concluded his interview by stating that if he wins, he will be having an after party with “plenty of Bud Lights on hand”, referencing Lesnar’s disparaging comments about the UFC sponsor after his win against Frank Mir at UFC 100.
UFC 106 takes place on November 21st from Las Vegas, NV. Other bouts on the card include Tito Ortiz vs. Mark Coleman and Amir Sadollah vs. Phil Baroni.