Fedor Emelianenko! That is the answer to the recent question: "Who can beat Brock Lesnar?"
While many die-hard fans of the sport will support this claim with their genitals on the line, we all have to realize that Fedor doesn't fight for the premier organization of MMA and it looks like the signing of The Last Emperor might not even happen at all.
So we must look elsewhere to solve the complicated, yet obvious riddle of Brock Lesnar. Some will say Randy Couture, while others say Antonio Nogueira has the best chance. While both fighters are extremely experienced and savvy, many will argue that their speed and power won't match up and we'll get another dominating fight from the heavyweight champion. Who will it be then?
The Colossus from Colorado. The national heavyweight champion of 1999 in NCAA Division II wrestling. A former two-time All-American in NCAA football. The former heavyweight champion of Colorado's premier league, Ring of Fire. None other than Colorado's very own, Shane Carwin.
The engineer has all of the right assets to bring the behemoth to his knees. A strong background in wrestling, although he rarely showcases this strength with most of his victories coming before a minute and a-half of the very first round. His strength could easily be compared to that of Brock Lesnar's. Just look at the rabbit punch that put Gabriel Gonzaga to sleep. He is also a true heavyweight with 260 pounds of pure muscle, which would means Brock would only have a five-pound advantage with the limit being 265 pounds.
The only things going against Carwin in this fight are the unknowns. How would he be able to deal with the speed of Brock Lesnar? Would Carwin's chin be able to withstand a brick-fisted punch from the champ? Would he be able to endure the pressure of such a high-profile fight? These are all questions that fighters prepare for day in and day out.
This is the sport of Mixed Martial Arts and anything can happen. I don't know how many times that statement has been repeated, but it is so true. Carwin might not even make it past Cain Velasquez in October. However, if he does, the fans of the UFC might be staring directly at the soon-to-be champion: The Colossus from Colorado, Shane Carwin.