Earlier today Shane Carwin was under the impression that he was going to be fighting UFC newcomer Jon Olav Einemo in the co-main event of UFC 131 next month, only to discover later that due to Brock Lesnar’s renewed battle with Diverticulitis that he’ll now be featuring in the main event against Junior Dos Santos.

In a new blog post hot of the presses Carwin reacts to the unexpected news that he’s now just one fight away from a title shot.

“I was training and my phone was blowing up so I looked over and saw some missed calls from Dana and Joe Silva. I reached out to my manager to see what was going on and he informed me that we are taking Lesnar’s spot for 131.

Junior is a serious fight and not the type of fight that you would normally take on a 30 day notice but I have a dream to chase and I do not have a lot of time to chase it. This is an opportunity to put myself in contention for the title. I know my Coaches will have me ready so I have everything to gain.

My manager said “This is where you belong” and I am going to make sure I do everything I can to prove him right.

Please help make UFC 131 one of the biggest cards in the year.

I hope Brock is able to recover. I look forward to facing him again one day.”

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