Brock Lesnar is set to take on undefeated heavyweight Shane Carwin at UFC 106. Carwin got the opportunity after defeating former #1 contender Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 96 earlier this year. However, Lesnar isn't necessarily impressed with Carwin's resume it seems. Lesnar spoke to the Las Vegas Sun about his upcoming opponent:
He’s a tough guy. He’s undefeated, but some of the guys he’s beaten aren’t worthy of having on your record," said Lesnar. "He hasn’t fought anybody. He’s fought (Gabriel) Gonzaga, so I really think he’s 1-0."
Lesnar is speaking on the fact that the fighters Carwin has faced minus Gabriel Gonzaga, have an overall record of 51 wins and 46 losses. Both Lesnar and Carwin have great amateur wrestling credentials, but Lesnar is quick to point out the difference between the two:
"He’s a tough guy and a wrestler. But he’s a Division II national champion — enough said
Both guys are absolutely huge at over 6'2" tall and well over 250 pounds. Carwin was the 1999 Division II national wrestling champion at Western State College. While Lesnar was a Division I national champion at the University of Minnesota in 2000. I do think Carwin is largely unproven at this point. He's never been in the second round of a mma fight, and he was nearly finished by Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 96 before landing a big right hand that put Gonzaga away. It'll be interesting to see if this fight goes to the ground or not as well as how Carwin would respond to going past the first round. I think Lesnar will be too much for him. How do you see this one ending at UFC 106?