Inside the cage Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin share similar qualities. They are both giants, two of the most physically imposing specimens in the sport. They each have a strong background in wrestling and hold the power to end a fight in the blink of an eye.
Outside of the cage though they couldn’t be more different.
Lesnar has a larger-than-life personality to match his larger-than-life frame. Often he exudes a brooding intensity and fiery temper, but on other occasions he can be engaging and shows a quick wit. Either way a headline worthy soundbite or attention-grabbing story never seems far away.
Carwin on the other hand is an altogether quieter, calmer human being. He’s intelligent and comes across well on paper, but his monotone delivery and often impassive expression doesn’t always make for great TV. It does give off the impression that he’s the type of guy who’s pulse remains constant whether he’s taking a stroll in the park or a stepping into the octagon.
What both men do share though is complete confidence in their ability that comes from being two top of the food chain fighters who’s inherent physical gifts and past athletic achievements have led them to believe that they are unbeatable at this moment in time.
The two men’s opposing personalities were clearly evident last weekend at The Ultimate Fighter Season 11 finale where they were both interviewed by Mike Goldberg on a split-screen.
Carwin was actually criticized in some quarters for his lackluster answers during that segment, resulting in him issuing an apology on his website and joking that he was now, “sponsored by Nyquil.”
In their latest interview for the UFC Lesnar continues to talk a good fight, while Carwin is keen to stress that it’s what happens once the cage door closes that’s important.
Check out what both men had to say in their new promos ahead of the eagerly awaited showdown on July 3rd below.
“This is my house, this is my belt, this is my time. I just don’t see anybody taking that away from me right now. I feel no threat by him whatsoever.”
“This is the kind of person that Brock is. He talks a lot of garbage, and all that stuff doesn’t mean anything to me, because when that octagon door closes it’s lights out when my fists hit him.”