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Shane Carwin Wants To Prove He Belongs With The Best

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The game plan last night was to be patient and let the fight come to you. When I had him in trouble the ref kept saying he was going to stop it and then towards the end of the 1st my body began to seize up. In between rounds I could not move my legs and had what felt like a whole body cramp. My cardio was fine but my body was not. What can you do? You have to stand up and face your opponent. Heading into the second I knew I needed to finish the fight or I was going to be in trouble. Much like the Champion he is I am sure Brock was thinking the same thing. I had zero takedown defense as my legs were dead to me and the rest is as they say history. Brock was a good guy through this entire fight. He did not talk a bunch of smack and he fought like a warrior. He did what he needed to do to keep his belt and that is what being a Champion is all about. I am going to have to claw my way back to the top but I wouldn't want it any other way. I know I belong with the very best; all I need to do is prove it again.

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- Shane Carwin speaking on Shane-Carwin.com (via MMA Mania)

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I don't believe Carwin on his cardio being fine.  He was taking huge huffing breaths during the second round, and that is okay. He spent an incredible amount of energy in the first round and I don't know of another big heavyweight that wouldn't be gassed after something like that. Carwin went for, and almost got, the finish in the first round.  He ran out of gas when it didn't happen, it's a combat sports story as old as it gets.

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