As UFC 106 draws near, both UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar and opponent Shane Carwin are preparing for their high profile fight. Carwin recently took a break from training to address some recent comments made by Lesnar to The Las Vegas Sun, where Lesnar downplayed Carwin’s 11-0 MMA record.
“He’s a tough guy,” Lesnar said. “He’s undefeated, but some of the guys he’s beaten aren’t worthy of having on your record. He hasn’t fought anybody. He’s fought Gonzaga, so I really think he’s 1-0.”
In response, Carwin told FiveOuncesofPain.com, “I totally agree that Gonzaga was one tough fighter. Anyone in the cage is a tough guy and deserves respect. This is one of the reasons I am looking forward to this fight.”
Carwin also took a jab at Lesnar’s previous occupation, stating that this fight will be unlike Lesnar’s WWE fights, where the outcome is scripted and predetermined.
“Brock forgets there were no scripts issued with the bout agreements,” Carwin noted.
Carwin also explained what he feels the major difference between the two heavyweights is.
“Brock is what they call a ‘Draw’, he sells tickets, I am what they call a ‘Fighter’, I fight who I am told to fight the way my coaches train me too. We are different people and we treat people different. To me this sport is as much about respect and honor as it is paychecks sound bites.”
The Colorado native will face Lesnar at UFC 106, taking place on November 21st from Las Vegas, NV. Other bouts on the card include Tito Ortiz vs. Forrest Griffin and Amir Sadollah vs. Phil Baroni.