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Should Shane Carwin Get The Next UFC Heavyweight Title Shot?

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Just thought I'd pass this along from weoweoweo at BloodyElbow: In a recent interview with GroundNPound, Brock Lesnar was quoted saying:

I do not see them (Shane Carwin and Cain Velasquez) as threats to me. I like to keep a mindset like that. They are both great wrestlers. Shane Carwin and I actually met the day before UFC 96. He is a great guy - we actually had our punch forces tested too.

We were told to throw the hardest right cross we could on a punching bag. I was able to rack up 1350 pounds per square inch. He did a little over 1200, making my punch harder.

Shane Carwin talked to and he denied ever doing a "punching contest" with Lesnar:

"The guy is a freaking liar. We never meet at UFC 96, I was getting ready for a battle with Gonzaga not hanging out at Dave and Busters with Brock. I do not understand why guys like Brock claim to have tested against me. He has the belt, shouldn’t he be the standard?"

If Brock can get by Frank in a few weeks, this could set up an interesting clash between two heavyweights with similar skillsets. At 34 years of age, now might be the time for Zuffa to make their move with Shane. What do you think? Who would you put as next in line for the winner of the July 11th Lesnar vs. Mir showdown?