Despite illness of his own, Shane Carwin ‘would have never pulled out of the fight’

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SmileR
10/28/09 4:17:16PM
“Last week was the first week that I actually started feeling better from a strain of the swine flu. I had lost over 15 pounds (something I could not afford to loose) and had just pulled some muscles in my leg during training. As 104 approached my manager said, ‘we should be thankful we are not fighting, from your re-broken nose to the leg, this wasn’t our time’. As I prepared to go to 104, I began slowly realizing what was ahead of me; I needed to be home training and rehabbing, not traveling and missing days of necessary time with my Team. I was due to be fighting for the UFC Heavyweight title. I called Jason back and said you are right, but I can’t go to LA I need to train. I was reminded about my commitments to the fans at Kmart and the Q&A, and I knew I had to go. In LA I was reminded exactly why we do this sport. Fans were all over the place and every interaction was a positive one. While at Kmart I meet a young man who competes in the Special Olympics and he said he looked up to us fighters. I was so taken back by the fact that he put us fighters on a pedestal. Here was this young man who defied incredible odds in life to reach the Olympics and he pushes himself every day to do things you and I take for granted. I was bitching about a flu, my leg (that would heal), and taking time away from training and this young man looks up to me? He gave me his Octagon necklace and I do not think he realized what an impact he made on me. I knew right then that I was going to suck it up and drive on. Edward and the rest of Team Carwin would be the fuel to carry me through the rough times and make sure that come fight night I will be the champion … Fighting for the UFC belt is my path and honestly Brock coming down with his illness only gives me more time to be in that much better shape. It is a blessing if you want to know the truth. I would have never pulled out of the fight. I would wheel myself to the cage if it was my choice. I know this is my destiny and I don’t need everything to be perfect I just need my opportunity to show the world what I can do and who I am.”

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emfleek
10/28/09 4:21:55PM

Posted by SmileR

“Last week was the first week that I actually started feeling better from a strain of the swine flu. I had lost over 15 pounds (something I could not afford to loose) and had just pulled some muscles in my leg during training. As 104 approached my manager said, ‘we should be thankful we are not fighting, from your re-broken nose to the leg, this wasn’t our time’. As I prepared to go to 104, I began slowly realizing what was ahead of me; I needed to be home training and rehabbing, not traveling and missing days of necessary time with my Team. I was due to be fighting for the UFC Heavyweight title. I called Jason back and said you are right, but I can’t go to LA I need to train. I was reminded about my commitments to the fans at Kmart and the Q&A, and I knew I had to go. In LA I was reminded exactly why we do this sport. Fans were all over the place and every interaction was a positive one. While at Kmart I meet a young man who competes in the Special Olympics and he said he looked up to us fighters. I was so taken back by the fact that he put us fighters on a pedestal. Here was this young man who defied incredible odds in life to reach the Olympics and he pushes himself every day to do things you and I take for granted. I was bitching about a flu, my leg (that would heal), and taking time away from training and this young man looks up to me? He gave me his Octagon necklace and I do not think he realized what an impact he made on me. I knew right then that I was going to suck it up and drive on. Edward and the rest of Team Carwin would be the fuel to carry me through the rough times and make sure that come fight night I will be the champion … Fighting for the UFC belt is my path and honestly Brock coming down with his illness only gives me more time to be in that much better shape. It is a blessing if you want to know the truth. I would have never pulled out of the fight. I would wheel myself to the cage if it was my choice. I know this is my destiny and I don’t need everything to be perfect I just need my opportunity to show the world what I can do and who I am.”

Link



That's all fine and dandy, Shane. That may work for you in the minor leagues but once you start to rumble with the big boys, things change quite a bit. You better be at your best at ALL TIMES or you will eventually be exposed.

You can't blame Brock for pulling out of this fight.

This article right here sums it up...

Defending The Champ: Sickness, Not Scandal, Behind Lesnar Postponement
SmileR
10/28/09 4:23:32PM

Posted by emfleek


That's all fine and dandy, Shane. That may work for you in the minor leagues but once you start to rumble with the big boys, things change quite a bit. You better be at your best at ALL TIMES or you will eventually be exposed.



I was just about to post the same sort of thing!
UFCmma666
10/28/09 6:12:27PM

Posted by emfleek


Posted by SmileR

“Last week was the first week that I actually started feeling better from a strain of the swine flu. I had lost over 15 pounds (something I could not afford to loose) and had just pulled some muscles in my leg during training. As 104 approached my manager said, ‘we should be thankful we are not fighting, from your re-broken nose to the leg, this wasn’t our time’. As I prepared to go to 104, I began slowly realizing what was ahead of me; I needed to be home training and rehabbing, not traveling and missing days of necessary time with my Team. I was due to be fighting for the UFC Heavyweight title. I called Jason back and said you are right, but I can’t go to LA I need to train. I was reminded about my commitments to the fans at Kmart and the Q&A, and I knew I had to go. In LA I was reminded exactly why we do this sport. Fans were all over the place and every interaction was a positive one. While at Kmart I meet a young man who competes in the Special Olympics and he said he looked up to us fighters. I was so taken back by the fact that he put us fighters on a pedestal. Here was this young man who defied incredible odds in life to reach the Olympics and he pushes himself every day to do things you and I take for granted. I was bitching about a flu, my leg (that would heal), and taking time away from training and this young man looks up to me? He gave me his Octagon necklace and I do not think he realized what an impact he made on me. I knew right then that I was going to suck it up and drive on. Edward and the rest of Team Carwin would be the fuel to carry me through the rough times and make sure that come fight night I will be the champion … Fighting for the UFC belt is my path and honestly Brock coming down with his illness only gives me more time to be in that much better shape. It is a blessing if you want to know the truth. I would have never pulled out of the fight. I would wheel myself to the cage if it was my choice. I know this is my destiny and I don’t need everything to be perfect I just need my opportunity to show the world what I can do and who I am.”

Link



That's all fine and dandy, Shane. That may work for you in the minor leagues but once you start to rumble with the big boys, things change quite a bit. You better be at your best at ALL TIMES or you will eventually be exposed.

You can't blame Brock for pulling out of this fight.

This article right here sums it up...

Defending The Champ: Sickness, Not Scandal, Behind Lesnar Postponement



and how long has brock been RUMBLING WITH THE BIG BOYS last i checked he had 5 pro fights
xdanish020
10/28/09 6:25:28PM
Carwin's holier-than-you attitude is starting to get annoying.
Giant_Ochai
10/28/09 6:38:13PM

Posted by UFCmma666


Posted by emfleek


Posted by SmileR

“Last week was the first week that I actually started feeling better from a strain of the swine flu. I had lost over 15 pounds (something I could not afford to loose) and had just pulled some muscles in my leg during training. As 104 approached my manager said, ‘we should be thankful we are not fighting, from your re-broken nose to the leg, this wasn’t our time’. As I prepared to go to 104, I began slowly realizing what was ahead of me; I needed to be home training and rehabbing, not traveling and missing days of necessary time with my Team. I was due to be fighting for the UFC Heavyweight title. I called Jason back and said you are right, but I can’t go to LA I need to train. I was reminded about my commitments to the fans at Kmart and the Q&A, and I knew I had to go. In LA I was reminded exactly why we do this sport. Fans were all over the place and every interaction was a positive one. While at Kmart I meet a young man who competes in the Special Olympics and he said he looked up to us fighters. I was so taken back by the fact that he put us fighters on a pedestal. Here was this young man who defied incredible odds in life to reach the Olympics and he pushes himself every day to do things you and I take for granted. I was bitching about a flu, my leg (that would heal), and taking time away from training and this young man looks up to me? He gave me his Octagon necklace and I do not think he realized what an impact he made on me. I knew right then that I was going to suck it up and drive on. Edward and the rest of Team Carwin would be the fuel to carry me through the rough times and make sure that come fight night I will be the champion … Fighting for the UFC belt is my path and honestly Brock coming down with his illness only gives me more time to be in that much better shape. It is a blessing if you want to know the truth. I would have never pulled out of the fight. I would wheel myself to the cage if it was my choice. I know this is my destiny and I don’t need everything to be perfect I just need my opportunity to show the world what I can do and who I am.”

Link



That's all fine and dandy, Shane. That may work for you in the minor leagues but once you start to rumble with the big boys, things change quite a bit. You better be at your best at ALL TIMES or you will eventually be exposed.

You can't blame Brock for pulling out of this fight.

This article right here sums it up...

Defending The Champ: Sickness, Not Scandal, Behind Lesnar Postponement



and how long has brock been RUMBLING WITH THE BIG BOYS last i checked he had 5 pro fights

Brock has faced and beaten more world class fighters.
nickcuc547
10/28/09 7:03:14PM

Posted by xdanish020

Carwin's holier-than-you attitude is starting to get annoying.



yup, he is trying to play off brock being a villain and trying to do everything opposite, but i'm not concerned because brock is going to lay down a beating January 2, carwin may have been able to get up on gonzaga, but brock is a whole different animal.
matt_black
10/28/09 7:09:11PM

Posted by Giant_Ochai


Posted by UFCmma666


Posted by emfleek


Posted by SmileR

“Last week was the first week that I actually started feeling better from a strain of the swine flu. I had lost over 15 pounds (something I could not afford to loose) and had just pulled some muscles in my leg during training. As 104 approached my manager said, ‘we should be thankful we are not fighting, from your re-broken nose to the leg, this wasn’t our time’. As I prepared to go to 104, I began slowly realizing what was ahead of me; I needed to be home training and rehabbing, not traveling and missing days of necessary time with my Team. I was due to be fighting for the UFC Heavyweight title. I called Jason back and said you are right, but I can’t go to LA I need to train. I was reminded about my commitments to the fans at Kmart and the Q&A, and I knew I had to go. In LA I was reminded exactly why we do this sport. Fans were all over the place and every interaction was a positive one. While at Kmart I meet a young man who competes in the Special Olympics and he said he looked up to us fighters. I was so taken back by the fact that he put us fighters on a pedestal. Here was this young man who defied incredible odds in life to reach the Olympics and he pushes himself every day to do things you and I take for granted. I was bitching about a flu, my leg (that would heal), and taking time away from training and this young man looks up to me? He gave me his Octagon necklace and I do not think he realized what an impact he made on me. I knew right then that I was going to suck it up and drive on. Edward and the rest of Team Carwin would be the fuel to carry me through the rough times and make sure that come fight night I will be the champion … Fighting for the UFC belt is my path and honestly Brock coming down with his illness only gives me more time to be in that much better shape. It is a blessing if you want to know the truth. I would have never pulled out of the fight. I would wheel myself to the cage if it was my choice. I know this is my destiny and I don’t need everything to be perfect I just need my opportunity to show the world what I can do and who I am.”

Link



That's all fine and dandy, Shane. That may work for you in the minor leagues but once you start to rumble with the big boys, things change quite a bit. You better be at your best at ALL TIMES or you will eventually be exposed.

You can't blame Brock for pulling out of this fight.

This article right here sums it up...

Defending The Champ: Sickness, Not Scandal, Behind Lesnar Postponement



and how long has brock been RUMBLING WITH THE BIG BOYS last i checked he had 5 pro fights

Brock has faced and beaten more world class fighters.



I can see what Shane is getting at about not pulling out for injury. Its all fine and dandy if the champ pulls out because of injury, at the end of the day Brock has the strap. If a contender pulls out theres never that promise that the title shot will be there when he comes back, look at what happened to Karo Parysian a few years back.
Twenty20Dollars
10/28/09 7:14:38PM
come on your always suppose to "pull out"
Giant_Ochai
10/28/09 8:52:34PM

Posted by matt_black


Posted by Giant_Ochai


Posted by UFCmma666


Posted by emfleek


Posted by SmileR

“Last week was the first week that I actually started feeling better from a strain of the swine flu. I had lost over 15 pounds (something I could not afford to loose) and had just pulled some muscles in my leg during training. As 104 approached my manager said, ‘we should be thankful we are not fighting, from your re-broken nose to the leg, this wasn’t our time’. As I prepared to go to 104, I began slowly realizing what was ahead of me; I needed to be home training and rehabbing, not traveling and missing days of necessary time with my Team. I was due to be fighting for the UFC Heavyweight title. I called Jason back and said you are right, but I can’t go to LA I need to train. I was reminded about my commitments to the fans at Kmart and the Q&A, and I knew I had to go. In LA I was reminded exactly why we do this sport. Fans were all over the place and every interaction was a positive one. While at Kmart I meet a young man who competes in the Special Olympics and he said he looked up to us fighters. I was so taken back by the fact that he put us fighters on a pedestal. Here was this young man who defied incredible odds in life to reach the Olympics and he pushes himself every day to do things you and I take for granted. I was bitching about a flu, my leg (that would heal), and taking time away from training and this young man looks up to me? He gave me his Octagon necklace and I do not think he realized what an impact he made on me. I knew right then that I was going to suck it up and drive on. Edward and the rest of Team Carwin would be the fuel to carry me through the rough times and make sure that come fight night I will be the champion … Fighting for the UFC belt is my path and honestly Brock coming down with his illness only gives me more time to be in that much better shape. It is a blessing if you want to know the truth. I would have never pulled out of the fight. I would wheel myself to the cage if it was my choice. I know this is my destiny and I don’t need everything to be perfect I just need my opportunity to show the world what I can do and who I am.”

Link



That's all fine and dandy, Shane. That may work for you in the minor leagues but once you start to rumble with the big boys, things change quite a bit. You better be at your best at ALL TIMES or you will eventually be exposed.

You can't blame Brock for pulling out of this fight.

This article right here sums it up...

Defending The Champ: Sickness, Not Scandal, Behind Lesnar Postponement



and how long has brock been RUMBLING WITH THE BIG BOYS last i checked he had 5 pro fights

Brock has faced and beaten more world class fighters.



I can see what Shane is getting at about not pulling out for injury. Its all fine and dandy if the champ pulls out because of injury, at the end of the day Brock has the strap. If a contender pulls out theres never that promise that the title shot will be there when he comes back, look at what happened to Karo Parysian a few years back.

You're definitely right about that. It would be a much easier decision to drop out if you are the champ.
CwB
10/28/09 9:02:16PM
Carwin hasnt experienced the illness that forced Brock out, its easy to talk but much different to actually walk. Although Carwin might have done as he says, in brocks situation, it wouldnt be a good idea.

Remember back in pride days, Wandy went to the ER with strep throat the night before the Hendo 2 fight, Wandy got KOed. (maybe Wandy would have lost either way) Not pulling out due to illness didnt work so well for him...
Point being, when fighting top ranked opponents you should be 100%...

Carwin I hope you KO Brock but to these comments
emfleek
10/28/09 9:21:08PM
I'm not sure about anyone else, but when I'm really sick, my equilibrium is all jacked up. Now, I've never been punched in the head while I'm sick but I'd be willing to bet that it's alot easier to get KTFO when you're already disoriented.
SmileR
10/28/09 9:35:32PM

Posted by emfleek

I'm not sure about anyone else, but when I'm really sick, my equilibrium is all jacked up. Now, I've never been punched in the head while I'm sick but I'd be willing to bet that it's alot easier to get KTFO when you're already disoriented.



I 100% agree, if you have even a headache an you get punched in the head its like someone throwing a power punch! Brock had every right to pull out of this fight because he had swine flu, if he'd of fought and complained about it after he'd have been called up on making excuses!
People bitching about this should realize just how much is at stake and how much a illness can affect a performance before they judge.
emfleek
10/28/09 9:36:39PM
...and they're still pimping this fight for UFC 106 on Spike.
seanfu
10/28/09 9:55:52PM
Shane Carwin NEVER "pulls out" because he is MAN!!! lol
george112
10/28/09 9:58:34PM
come on shane.just give it a rest.the fights off.just wait.dont knock lesnar for being sick.he has no control over that.
bjj1605
10/29/09 12:16:11AM
Although I really hate to defend Brock Lesnar....

He also has more to loose in this fight and therefore more reason to pull out.
george112
10/29/09 1:35:03AM

Posted by bjj1605

Although I really hate to defend Brock Lesnar....

He also has more to loose in this fight and therefore more reason to pull out.



exactly.

but even if i was the challenger i would pull out to if i wasnt 100%.this would be my one shot to become champion.i want to make sure i give it everything ive got.rather than make excuses when i lose about how i was sick and stuff
Drudinh
10/29/09 5:41:46AM

Posted by Twenty20Dollars

come on your always suppose to "pull out"



No... It feels a lot better to stay in.
seanfu
10/30/09 11:18:51PM
So, uhh, I hear roids lower the immune system...... rofl
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