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No Hate Between Shane Carwin And Brock Lesnar

UFC 116’s clash between heavyweight king Brock Lesnar and interim champ Shane Carwin is being hyped as the “biggest heavyweight battle in history.” While the pay-per-view numbers should confirm that sentiment, this blockbuster showdown will sell despite the lack of beef between the title holders.

“Do I have any beefs with him? No, not at all. I don’t ever take any of this stuff on a personal level,” Carwin recently told of his feelings for Lesnar. “I tell people when they get to start talking trash and stuff, quite frankly I laugh at it.

“I played ball on the football field, the stuff that was said out there, people would cry if they ever heard about how bad it is on the football field compared to the trash talk these guys talk. There’s nothing compared to what was on the field.”

In regards to gameplan, Lesnar brings a rare combination of size, strength, athleticism and power that is unmatched in the sport. The assets are so imposing that it nearly allows him to equalize much of his inexperience in the sport.

“I think one of the ways to beat Brock is on my feet and beating him with my power. Try to avoid the take down and being underneath him,” Carwin said in closing. “That’s what he excels at is being on top of people and pounding them. That’s what Brock has done best.”