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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 MMA’s top heavyweights will collide but not in the octagon.

In a media call promoting the February 12 bout with Antonio Silva, Fedor Emelianenko said his fight camp will be based in Russia but he’d like to train with someone such as Shane Carwin. The Strikeforce grand-prix entrant and famed veteran wishes to train with his fellow heavyweight title holder. Carwin, 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 Brock Lesnar in 2010, shares his affinity to Emelianenko.

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Shane Carwin Returns to the Octagon

Written on October 06, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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After his UFC 116 fight, there came no bookings for Shane Carwin. Our resident heavyweight had long waited and now he's totally on the run again. As UFC plans their 2011 opening event, Shane Carwin earned a slot on the wild card.

Shane Carwin, former title challenger, is expected to return on January 1. Today, he tweeted tentative booking for the 2011 opening for UFC. The UFC 125 main card that will take place at MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Not official about the opponent but Carwin expects someone who is part of the PPV.

Carwin (12-1 MMA, 4-1 UFC), hasn’t entered the cage since UFC 116. He lost on the second round via submission to Brock Lesnar. Before that, he had 12 consecutive wins all via stoppage. Knockouts of UFC fighters Christian Wellisch, Neil Wain, Gabriel Gonzaga and Frank Mir gave him a title as the world’s top-10 heavyweight rankings.

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UFC 116 Declared Drug-Free

Written on July 19, 2010 by John Paul Vill

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Good News! As reported by MMA Fighting Nevada, the UFC 116's 15 fighters were tested negative for performance enhancers. According to Nevada state athletic commission executive Keith Kizer, UFC fighters are free from any banned substance.

UFC 116 took place last July 3 at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas. Things were hot especially Brock Lesnar defeating Shane Carwin with a second round submission on the said event. Lesnar was retained as UFC heavyweight champ.

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