Brock Lesnar-Shane Carwin: Battle of the Bigs

Nick ColonSenior Analyst IJanuary 28, 2009

Sorry for the picture above. That's as much of Brock Lesnar as will fit into any digital camera.

Lesnar is the biggest man ever to compete within the heavyweight limits in the UFC. With that being said, Shane Carwin is probably one of the most muscular men in the UFC Heavyweight division.

Lesnar's next opponent is a rematch against UFC Interim Heavyweight Champ Frank Mir, or as Lesnar likes to call him, "Frank Murr." In all likelihood, if Lesnar is able to get past Mir, he has a few possibilities of who he may defend his unified title against. One possibility is Shane Carwin.

Carwin's next opponent is Gabriel Gonzaga, a man who is no joke in the Heavyweight division. If Carwin is able to muscle his way through the skilled BJJ practitioner, Carwin may be looking at a shot for Lesnar's gold.

What a matchup that could be.

It's hard enough for either of these men to cut weight, but they both do it well. This could be a matchup of a man in Lesnar weighing close to 290 pounds come fight night against Carwin, who would most likely be around, if not over, the 265-pound limit at the time of the fight.

If you compare the level of competition of the two, it's not even close, with Lesnar garnering the more experienced opponents in his short four-fight career. However, Carwin is a one-man wrecking crew, with an unblemished 10-0 record. Even more impressive is the way all 10 wins have come.

Five of Carwin's wins have come by submission (one tapout due to strikes) and all 10 wins have come within the first 2:11 of the fight. Five of those wins come in under a minute. Also, if the two ever did match up against each other, Carwin would edge Lesnar out by two inches in height, but Lesnar makes up for that with his pure size difference.

So my question to you is: Do you want to see this happen? Who would win? Would it be close?

Comments always welcome.