Lesnar VS Carwin
- 06-02-2010, 03:48 PM
Lesnar VS Carwin
This is an intriguing match-up! They both have wrestling (lesnars is supposed to be better) Carwin is the better puncher. How do you think this will play out? What's going to be the gameplan for each fighter? Does Lesnar avoid Carwin's fists by taking a fellow wrestler down?
Boy, this one's exciting!
I want Lesnar as heavyweight champ. I think he has the better package, like him or not. This one may break UFC PPV records.
- 06-02-2010, 03:52 PM
They both have the same cage tactics and I think Carwin has the better camp. That being said, Lesnar is a much bigger man and a better wrestler than Carwin.
My prediction: Lesnar wears down Carwin, whose gas tank is still unknown, for 2-3 rounds before capturing a TKO.M.Ed. Ex Phys
06-02-2010, 08:00 PM
i would love to see carwin take this win, but i dont think itll happen, brock is just soo fast for his size its astonishing!
im a big fan of both and will be happy with the fight no matter which way it ends up.
i think brock will prob stick to his usual ground and pound tactics and keep carwin pressed up against that cage.
but also carwin proved hes good off the cage .
this is gonna be killer.
to be personally honest i think the rich franklin v chuck will be one of the best stand up fights. both fighters love to throw hands.
06-02-2010, 08:01 PM
06-02-2010, 08:03 PM
06-02-2010, 09:30 PM
I think this will be Brocks biggest challenge yet because:
The division 1(Brock) vs. division 2(Carwin) debate isnt relevant because neither of them have wrestled(ncaa rules) in a decade. And remember how much trouble Brock had trying to take down the 44 year old, 220 lb Randy?
Brock hasnt faced ANYONE with real K.O. power.(yes, maybe Mir, but he's nowhere near the striker that Carwin is)
Brock hasnt faced ANYONE with a build similar to his and could gas out trying for take downs(again, remember the Randy fight)
Ring rust. Unlikely that he will be as freakish on fight night due to his long recovery.
Lesner gets KTFO in the 2nd, then fights Dos Santos on the same card as Carwin-Velasquez for #1 contender.(prolly not, but that would be a helluva ppv!)
06-03-2010, 03:43 AM
As much as I would like to see Lesnar KTFO'd in humiliating style, I think Rodja's reasoning is the more likely outcome.
06-03-2010, 08:36 AM
Truthfully, if Lesnar pulls this one off he is either a master at the gameplan or superhuman. Not only is he coming off a major illness but also coming off a surgery! I just came off minor surgery and getting back in shape is no picknick....the momentum is 100% lost, not to mention any training limitations. So if anyone has a claim to ring rust it sue is gonna be Lesnar. Stylistically, Carwin is a very bad matchup for Lesnar at any time. Especially coming off surgery, illness/layoff.
06-03-2010, 12:13 PM
if Shane can drill him on the chin, roid monkey will go down just like anyone else. knowing lesnar he will probably run shane up to the fence and work for a td the entire round. i really really hope carwin is training hard, he deserves the belt.
06-03-2010, 01:20 PM
Lesnar by TKO in the later rounds or Carwin by KO in the 1st or 2nd. I'm pulling for Lesnar, but Carwin is a classy enough fighter that it wouldn't be devastating. As long as it isn't Frank Mir or Cain, I won't complain too much.
War Broccoli Lesnar.
NSCA - CSCS
06-03-2010, 05:28 PM
06-03-2010, 05:35 PM
06-03-2010, 06:21 PM
My opinion is that major surgery and a life threatening condition has had to of taken a serious toll on lesnar. That puts the odds greatly in favor of carwin who is in top condition. However, lesnar still has a punchers chance early in the fight. I don't think the fact that carwin has ever mad it out of the first round is much of a factor. Just because it hasn't been tested, doesn't mean his endurance isn't there. I wish lesnar could be given a tune up fight before hand.
06-03-2010, 06:23 PM
06-03-2010, 06:25 PM
They may not compete in tournaments, but they still train in wrestling - this is mixed martial arts, after all - and there is really no comparison between Div I and II with regard to talent. Lesnar is a better wrestler than Carwin, this can be said without much doubt.
How that will translate to their bout remains to be seen, however. And Randy is a master of the cage, by the way. Once things got away from Randy's cage tactics - the best in the business - Lesnar did not struggle to put Randy on his back.
06-03-2010, 06:30 PM
M.Ed. Ex Phys
06-03-2010, 07:25 PM
I still see a lot of people saying that Lesnar is finally meeting someone his size. You could have fooled me.
06-04-2010, 09:24 AM
06-04-2010, 10:11 AM
who gave Lesnar this purple belt in BJJ? his wrestling coach? and there is no way he runs a 40 in 4.6 being almost a 300 pound man. also, Lesnar muay thai? ive never seen a single elbow or kick, maybe a half a$$ knee and crappy telegraphed punches. something tells me these stats are self-reported
06-04-2010, 10:30 AM
He used a Thai clinch effectively against Randy, I believe. And other than that, he predominantly uses his wrestling. Nobody is claiming he is Chute Boxe.also, Lesnar muay thai? ive never seen a single elbow or kick, maybe a half a$$ knee and crappy telegraphed punches.
06-04-2010, 10:42 AM
If Lesnar brings Carwin to the floor and starts grinding that bowling ball head right under Carwin's chin and the hammer fists start to fly good night Carwin.
06-04-2010, 10:47 AM
06-04-2010, 12:00 PM
why are all you guys saying he can/will muscle Carwin around the cage and take him down? He tried to muscle around a puny Randy Couture, and look how effective that was. My point is that a guy about as big as himself and equal in wrestling, Brock will struggle to muscle him around and his takedowns will likely be stuffed. That is at least for the first couple of rounds or so, Shane's gas tank has yet to be tested, so that might become null and void in the later rounds....but who knows for sure?
And yeah the brown pride thing on Cain's chest has me disliking the guy too. He is an American that was born in America....why all the mexican flag and brown pride flaunting??? I can guarantee you this: if a white fighter was flaunting a huge tattoo on his chest that said "white pride" there would be a media frenzy villiafying the guy.
06-04-2010, 12:06 PM
At any rate, I say that because the only place Lesnar faield to "outwrestle" Randy was on the cage; and that is simply because Randy may quite literally be the greatest MMA cage-wrestling tactician of all-time. Saying that he was unable to manhandle Randy against the cage does not indicate much of anything, considering there are few people on earth who would be capable of doing so.
But in reality, once the grappling moved away from the cage we did see Lesnar manhandle Randy. We have to be careful in remembering that not all wrestling equates.
06-04-2010, 12:19 PM
At the end of the day, Lesnar brings a bigger positive to the fight IMO. He will use his freakish size, speed, and wrestling to take down Carwin in eerily similar fashion to Mir II.
Carwin has a shot of course. Those big lunchbox paws of his will make him dangerous, however, Lesnar is truly the freakiest athlete IMO in MMA. That size coupled with such crazy speed and athleticsm, and then just a nasty person overall
That said, Lesnar via TKO rd3
06-05-2010, 01:30 AM
And you mentioning those fighters would only be relevant if ANY of them had an mma match that was going to be an easy win primarily because their opponent was a pawltry D-2 wrestler 10 years ago.
But I see Koschek and Fitch on that list, lets add 2 more D-1 wrestlers: Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg. What do the 4 of them have in common? They all got beat by someone with NO collegiate wrestling backround.....GSP
BTW, after seeing the post with their stats, I might give the edge back to Lesnar. I was still believing the 6'4", has-to-cut to 265 myth about Carwin. I thought they were much closer in size, I believe Lesnar has a 2" reach advantage too.
Anyway, who do you think will win this fight?
06-05-2010, 04:55 AM
I think the distinction between the D-1 vs D-2 is talent. There is a big facking difference in level of talent. That is like sending a D-2 school against a D-1 school in football. The level of competition they faced was different. People say well that was X years ago. I gurantee u someone who has spent a greater part of their life wrestling has the sh1t imbeded in their memory. Talent/natural ability translates to MMA when u can use it for instance wrestling.
The whole thing about GSP never wrestling is the man should have wrestled to begin with lol I am he is talented. Plus he times his takedowns well.
06-05-2010, 09:19 AM
06-05-2010, 11:01 AM
If Carwin was 'wrestling quality X' prior to becoming a mixed martial artist, and Lesnar was 'wrestling quality Y' prior to becoming a mixed martial artist, than ceretis paribus (both continuing to work on their wrestling) than Lesnar will still be a 'Y' to Carwin's 'X'. Whether or not they have wrestled on a mat in the NCAA tournament in ten years is completely irrelevant to that.
Yes, and? How does that in any way negate the sheer talent difference between NCAA I and II? I think you may be trying to allude to skills eroding once in MMA, but this is not a phenomenal way to do it. Especially because GSP did not beat either Hughes or Trigg with his wrestling - but at any rate, he has indeed become the best functional MMA wrestler by working with the Canadian Olympic team. Still, this does nothing to change the fact of Lesnar and Carwin's wrestling difference, lol.But I see Koschek and Fitch on that list, lets add 2 more D-1 wrestlers: Matt Hughes and Frank Trigg. What do the 4 of them have in common? They all got beat by someone with NO collegiate wrestling backround.....GSP
Lesnar, 2nd RD TKO.Anyway, who do you think will win this fight?
06-05-2010, 11:01 AM
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