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Shane Carwin to Train with Fedor Emelianenko?

Written on January 18, 2011 by John Paul Vill

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"Fedor has been a good guy to me. After the Lesnar fight, he sent me some very kind words that put things into perspective. He is a great guy and a great fighter." ---Shane Carwin

The world of ’s top heavyweights will collide but not in the octagon.

In a media call promoting the February 12 bout with Antonio Silva, said his fight camp will be based in Russia but he’d like to train with someone such as . The Strikeforce grand-prix entrant and famed veteran wishes to train with his fellow heavyweight title holder. , though US based, said it is an “honor” to join Emelianenko in such training.

In a post on the forum “The Underground,” Carwin, once an interim champ who gave a defeated blow to in 2010, shares his affinity to Emelianenko.

“Fedor has been a good guy to me,” he wrote. “After the Lesnar fight, he sent me some very kind words that put things into perspective. He is a great guy and a great fighter.

“I am going to be traveling for training this time around. I want to take in as much MMA as I can. I hope to make it out to Duke [Roufus’] and maybe even a trip to Russia if all things go as planned.”

Carwin is slated for a prime slot on June’s 131 card, which is expected to take in Vancouver.

Both fighters just came out from losses. Carwin’s loss to Lesnar in UFC tarnished his 12-0 career that included 12 first round stoppages. On the other hand, Emelianenko’s 28-fight win record came to an end this past June with a loss to Fabricio Werdum.

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