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rockdawg21
01-29-2009, 07:24 PM
Was just going through the UFC events and saw that UFC 96 will have Shane Carwin facing Gabriel Gonzaga. I'm very interested in seeing this fight as Carwin is 10-0 without facing tremendous talent, but has really destroyed his opponents. It'll be interesting to see how well he will do against Zags.

Llamafighter
01-29-2009, 08:23 PM
Interesting matchup. I wonder if Zags, jits will neutralize Carwin's wrestling. The standup will be pretty interesting too.

rearnakedchoke
01-29-2009, 08:31 PM
this will be a good fight .. don't know who i am pulling for .. maybe carwin as i don't want to see zaga runnin up to the camera if he wins .. LOL

Llamafighter
01-29-2009, 08:34 PM
this will be a good fight .. don't know who i am pulling for .. maybe carwin as i don't want to see zaga runnin up to the camera if he wins .. LOL
I will always hold a grudge against Zaga for what he did to Crocop.
Randy will lay down the perfect gameplan to beat his @$$.
I'm going with Carwin vis 2nd rd TKO!

ufcfan2
01-29-2009, 08:36 PM
I think it depends on which GG shows up on fight night. 3 matches that I'm pumped up for(GG v. Carwin,lyota v. Thiago, and BJ v. GSP)..I'll be rootin for GG even though he KO'd my boy CC.

rockdawg21
01-29-2009, 08:55 PM
Yeah, I was kinda thinking the same thing. I'm not too excited about any of the upcoming PPV matchups except GSP/Penn, Machida/Silva, Stevenson/Sanchez, and Gonzaga/Carwin.

It's time to see if Carwin is the real deal or not. If he gets by Gonzaga, I'd say expect to see him get 2 more big matchups and if he wins, get a shot at Brock (yes, because Brock will still be the champ by that time) :tongue0011:

rearnakedchoke
01-29-2009, 08:58 PM
Yeah, I was kinda thinking the same thing. I'm not too excited about any of the upcoming PPV matchups except GSP/Penn, Machida/Silva, Stevenson/Sanchez, and Gonzaga/Carwin.

It's time to see if Carwin is the real deal or not. If he gets by Gonzaga, I'd say expect to see him get 2 more big matchups and if he wins, get a shot at Brock (yes, because Brock will still be the champ by that time) :tongue0011:
is daddy/dirty ppv or free .. i thought it was gonna be free, i guess it is ppv ...

rockdawg21
01-29-2009, 09:12 PM
is daddy/dirty ppv or free .. i thought it was gonna be free, i guess it is ppv ...
It's the main event for UFC 93. I love the fight, but hardly a main event for a PPV in my opinion. I think I'll wait until I find it for free on a torrent search, lol

Jason 16
01-29-2009, 10:03 PM
Was just going through the UFC events and saw that UFC 96 will have Shane Carwin facing Gabriel Gonzaga. I'm very interested in seeing this fight as Carwin is 10-0 without facing tremendous talent, but has really destroyed his opponents. It'll be interesting to see how well he will do against Zags.
THANK GOD ive been saying Carwin could be a top ten HW and they keep giveing him cans and Ive been waiting for something like this to happen . Ill sig bet carwin tko round 2

Josh
01-29-2009, 11:11 PM
Carwin could win it. Good fight.

bj44
01-29-2009, 11:15 PM
Gonzaga will tool him

Shane carwin is overrated and basically a poor mans lesnar

Tyburn
02-01-2009, 09:18 AM
:w00t: I want Carwin to win it!

Though I'm very weary of what Gonzaga can bring...I was in the audience when he was fighting CroCop :unsure-1:

Jason 16
02-01-2009, 05:02 PM
Gonzaga will tool him

Shane carwin is overrated and basically a poor mans lesnar

you realy dont know much about him, great wrestler with a PB in BJJ and is learning boxing at a rapid pace. if he had the hype lesnar had comeing into the ufc he would be champ right now but he doesnt and will have to work his way up. please dont throw random unthought out posts

kevint13
02-01-2009, 05:24 PM
you realy dont know much about him, great wrestler with a PB in BJJ and is learning boxing at a rapid pace. if he had the hype lesnar had comeing into the ufc he would be champ right now but he doesnt and will have to work his way up. please dont throw random unthought out posts

You're absolutely right that he is a great wrestler and a PB in BJJ. But he has also not fought anyone the caliber of Gonzaga. He also has not gone longer than a little over 2:00 in a fight, so we have seen nothing about is conditioning. I wish the best for him and I think this fight will answer a lot of questions about how good Carwin is.

Jason 16
02-01-2009, 06:03 PM
You're absolutely right that he is a great wrestler and a PB in BJJ. But he has also not fought anyone the caliber of Gonzaga. He also has not gone longer than a little over 2:00 in a fight, so we have seen nothing about is conditioning. I wish the best for him and I think this fight will answer a lot of questions about how good Carwin is.

Iam just saying that he has the same potential (or more) than lesnar when he came to the ufc green and untested

kevint13
02-01-2009, 06:59 PM
Iam just saying that he has the same potential (or more) than lesnar when he came to the ufc green and untested

Agreed. And Lesnar had to answer the same questions...I'm hoping Carwin can do the same.

rockdawg21
02-18-2009, 06:55 PM
Just did a little more research on Carwin's record. In 10 fights, he's only fought a total of 11 minutes and 13 seconds, or an average of 1 minute 7.3 seconds per fight. Although he hasn't really been tested by an upper echelon fighter, it's quite impressive!

Rumor has it the winner of this fight will be the #1 contender for the title. I'd say winner fights Kongo, then that winner is the #1 contender (who will get their ass kicked by Brock :laugh:).

KevinD
02-18-2009, 07:56 PM
Shane has good hands and good wrestling. We'll see if he has a good chin.

Jason 16
02-18-2009, 11:55 PM
Just did a little more research on Carwin's record. In 10 fights, he's only fought a total of 11 minutes and 13 seconds, or an average of 1 minute 7.3 seconds per fight. Although he hasn't really been tested by an upper echelon fighter, it's quite impressive!

Rumor has it the winner of this fight will be the #1 contender for the title. I'd say winner fights Kongo, then that winner is the #1 contender (who will get their ass kicked by Brock :laugh:).

agree with fighting kongo but shane has alot better chance than him fighting Brock .. O and Iam still open to a sig bet

rockdawg21
02-19-2009, 12:44 AM
agree with fighting kongo but shane has alot better chance than him fighting Brock .. O and Iam still open to a sig bet
I'm honestly undecided, but I'll go with Gonzaga on this one for a sig bet.

bj44
02-19-2009, 01:00 AM
Iam just saying that he has the same potential (or more) than lesnar when he came to the ufc green and untested
He is nowhere near the caliber wrestler lesnar is and nowhere near as athletic. The combined recoed of peoples hes face is under 500. He is a can opener until proven otherwise

Also his striking isn that good, he was getting tagged by neil wain in his last fight which forced him to take it it to the ground. Wain is hardly an elite striker

Jason 16
02-19-2009, 01:16 AM
I'm honestly undecided, but I'll go with Gonzaga on this one for a sig bet.

yesssssss!!!

Jason 16
02-19-2009, 01:17 AM
He is nowhere near the caliber wrestler lesnar is and nowhere near as athletic. The combined recoed of peoples hes face is under 500. He is a can opener until proven otherwise

Also his striking isn that good, he was getting tagged by neil wain in his last fight which forced him to take it it to the ground. Wain is hardly an elite striker

um what do you know about wrestling??
any how lesnars BJJ is now where near carwin's

bj44
02-19-2009, 02:10 PM
um what do you know about wrestling??
any how lesnars BJJ is now where near carwin's
uh lesnar was a d1 national champ while carwin didnt even wrestle d1!!!!

rockdawg21
02-19-2009, 02:35 PM
uh lesnar was a d1 national champ while carwin didnt even wrestle d1!!!!
It is a completely different level of competition. How many D2 wrestlers are asked to join the U.S. Olympic team? I'm sure that answer is zero.

Jason 16
02-20-2009, 02:17 AM
It is a completely different level of competition. How many D2 wrestlers are asked to join the U.S. Olympic team? I'm sure that answer is zero.

If I remember non of the D1 teams wanted him bad enough to give him a scholarships

rockdawg21
03-08-2009, 12:19 AM
Just watched the rerun of the weigh-ins last night. Carwin weighed in at 259.5. They have him billed at 265. Guess he is smaller than Brock, except maybe his glove size. Big ass dude though. I'm pumped for this fight!

Buzzard
03-08-2009, 07:15 AM
Carwin crushes Gonzaga. Took me three times to type as booze has kicked in.

Tyburn
03-08-2009, 03:55 PM
Anyone else think Shane Carwin passed with flying colours :huh:

:laugh:

rearnakedchoke
03-08-2009, 04:18 PM
Anyone else think Shane Carwin passed with flying colours :huh:

:laugh:
yes, i had no faith in him, he took two big shots and Ko'd Napao with a short shot ... dude has some power

cds
03-08-2009, 04:39 PM
Brute force and good crisp shot. The shot that took Gab down couldn't have been more than a 12" throw.

In a match up between Lesnar and Carwin, I would give the edge to Carwin. The only thing I was curious about Carwin was his chin......well he answered that tonight. He took 2 great shots from Gonzaga and came back to hang and bang.

He definitely has a better chin than Lesnar and he isnt afraid to eat a few in order to give a few.....where as I think Lesnar is.

Tyburn
03-08-2009, 05:55 PM
yes, i had no faith in him, he took two big shots and Ko'd Napao with a short shot ... dude has some power
...and my gamble paid off. More of a gamble for me because I was in the audience live when Gonzaga took out Mirko :ninja:

rockdawg21
03-08-2009, 08:25 PM
Brute force and good crisp shot. The shot that took Gab down couldn't have been more than a 12" throw.

In a match up between Lesnar and Carwin, I would give the edge to Carwin. The only thing I was curious about Carwin was his chin......well he answered that tonight. He took 2 great shots from Gonzaga and came back to hang and bang.

He definitely has a better chin than Lesnar and he isnt afraid to eat a few in order to give a few.....where as I think Lesnar is.
Lesnar is still a better wrestler than Carwin and Gonzaga, faster, and probably stronger. IMO, Lesnar should put Carwin on his back and go for the G&P. Carwin's a better boxer for sure, it'd be a bad move for Lesnar to stand a bang with Carwin.

I'm definitely interested in seeing this happen.

Llamafighter
03-08-2009, 09:01 PM
Lesnar is still a better wrestler than Carwin and Gonzaga, faster, and probably stronger. IMO, Lesnar should put Carwin on his back and go for the G&P. Carwin's a better boxer for sure, it'd be a bad move for Lesnar to stand a bang with Carwin.

I'm definitely interested in seeing this happen.

Who knows what Lesnar will look like, he's constantly improving. I think Carwwin should take it!.

Jason 16
03-09-2009, 02:14 AM
Lesnar is still a better wrestler than Carwin and Gonzaga, faster, and probably stronger. IMO, Lesnar should put Carwin on his back and go for the G&P. Carwin's a better boxer for sure, it'd be a bad move for Lesnar to stand a bang with Carwin.

I'm definitely interested in seeing this happen.

Corwin does have good bjj mabe just mabe it would be good enough if he is taken down to stall to get it standing just like how wandy used his BB in pride