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Carwin Plans On Beating Lesnar At UFC 116 By Defending Takedowns and Staying On His Feet

UFC heavyweights Shane Carwin and Brock Lesnar are scheduled to clash on July 3rd to unify UFC heavyweight titles.  Their upcoming battle is scheduled to take place in Las Vegas as part of the UFC 116 main event.

The undefeated 12-0 Carwin was recently inteviewed by where he talks about Lesnar’s strategy and how he plans to  beat it in order to attain the official heavyweight title.  He admits that Lesnar is a great athlete with a good wrestling background.  However, in his eyes the best way to beat Lesnar will be to stay on his feet, prevent any takedowns and use his own power to knock out the beast in Lesnar.

Will Carwin be able to take out Lesnar and acquire the unification title?  Or will Lesnar be too powerful again and retain his heavyweight title?

From Shane Carwin:

“I told everybody when Brock was getting into the UFC that he was gonna be tough. He won the National Championship around the same time I did. He’s a great athlete and he’s a specimen. I think one of the ways to beat Brock is on my feet and beating him with my power. Try to avoid the takedown and being underneath him. That’s what he excels at is being on top of people and pounding them. That’s what Brock has done best. Do I have any beefs with him? No, not at all man. I don’t ever take any of this stuff on a personal level. I tell people when they get to start talking trash and stuff, quite frankly I laugh at it. They asked me at a UFC press conference why is that? I said because when I played ball on the football field, the stuff that was said out there, I said 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.”

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