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With A UFC 116 Showdown Looming, Heavyweight Champs Expect Fireworks

Shane Carwin may have just won the interim heavyweight title, but champ Brock Lesnar knows that his title is fake.

However, he will allow Carwin his moment in the sun…for now.

“This belt thing, well, hopefully he enjoys the moment,” Lesnar told Yahoo! Sports while Carwin was posing for pictures just feet away. “He should enjoy the win over Frank, but he has to realize that I’m the heavyweight champion. Everybody knows that. Good for him winning that fake belt.

“I had to pull out against him last fall and I didn’t feel good about that. But I couldn’t fight a guy like that if I wasn’t in the best shape of my life. I had to do what I had to do.”

The champs were initially slated to meet at UFC 106 last November, then again at UFC 108 in January, however Lesnar was forced out both times after contracting a severe case of of diverticulitis.

UFC president Dana White confirmed with Ariel Helwani of that Lesnar and Carwin will unify the strap at UFC 116 on July 3rd in Las Vegas, Nevada. Fireworks are sure to fly this Independence Day weekend.