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Reports: Carwin vs. Nelson at UFC 125, Franklin vs. Griffin at UFC 127



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Earlier today, Shane Carwin tweeted that he expects to return to the Octagon at UFC 125 (January 1st, Las Vegas), but doesn’t have an opponent yet. He also promised that "If I knock my opponent out on 1-1-11 in the 1st round at the 1:11 mark I will give the gloves to a follower on Twitter." In other words, Shane will probably be hanging on to those gloves.

So who is this mystery opponent? The answer might be the most obvious one. Sources have informed MMAFighting.com that the UFC is trying to book Carwin against TUF 10 winner Roy Nelson, though the matchup could be delayed depending on Nelson’s knee surgery recovery. Carwin and Nelson had a brief Twitter feud in August regarding steroids and obesity, so they already seem to dislike each other. Plus, both guys are coming off of nasty losses, so the fight also has a nice redemption angle. Makes sense to us, especially since UFC 125 needs a prominent co-headliner. We expect Carwin to be the odds-on favorite in this one. Who’s picking Big Country for the upset?


In a related story, MMAFighting is also floating a report that former UFC middleweight champ Rich Franklin and former light-heavyweight champ Forrest Griffin will meet in a 205-pound feature at UFC’s February 5th show, tentatively labeled UFC 127. Franklin most recently knocked out Chuck Liddell in the main event of UFC 115, while Griffin hasn’t competed since his split-decision victory over Tito Ortiz last November. UFC 127 is already slated to feature Anderson Silva vs. Vitor Belfort, and Jon Jones vs. Ryan Bader.

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YM- October 14, 2010 at 1:19 pm
Guaranteed its 3-1 at the very closest. Nelson while apt at taking a beating; didnt lay on hand on JDS. I think this one will end up lopsided.
YM- October 14, 2010 at 1:15 pm
Incorrect. JDS doesnt have that kind of power that can knock a guy out with a short jab. Carwin clearly does (see gonzaga). Carwin will likley not run into the same issue he did with lesnar. Carwin in 1.
Ascerendant- October 6, 2010 at 8:24 am
I'm picking Roy here. With Shane's cardio exposed as it was in the Lesnar fight and Roy's durability against Junior, he's definitely able to take this.
J-Dog- October 6, 2010 at 6:26 am
Big Country has proven he has a chin, big heart, and a surprising amount of gas in his big belly.... but I still have to pick Hulk Hands in this one. I think the betting odds should be near even, though.
k-onda- October 6, 2010 at 3:57 am
So guess which guy has stamina problems.
Turd Furgeson- October 5, 2010 at 8:26 pm
@biff

Lol. Yeah. I was just messin him with him. He's also too sane, and not wigga enough to be Curtis Sample.
Biffmiester- October 5, 2010 at 8:16 pm
@turd

I think wilson is too sane & not on the BE cock to be thisredengine... just sayin'. Plus Rex would've outed him by now.
fatbellyfrank- October 5, 2010 at 7:25 pm
Big Roy is the Man, and as for posters coming back in a second life, I'm pretty sure Drano had another handle but I'm not sure what it was, and I miss UFC Fan
Turd Furgeson- October 5, 2010 at 6:57 pm
@skeletor


By the way, it's good to know you're still amongst the living, and I'm pretty sure I speak for all of the Potato Nation when I say I've missed having your wit and knowledge on a regular basis. Cheers.
lick my taint- October 5, 2010 at 6:45 pm
My neck, my back
Lick my taint and my sack
Turd Furgeson- October 5, 2010 at 6:42 pm
Holy crap guys. I got skeletor to talk to me. This is the best day I've had since I figured out steampunk wasn't dead.

@RwR

I didn't think of that. Have had a few different handles.

Also, I never realized you were just someone who had changed your name. I thought you were just new. Now the only question is: Who did you used to be? C. Sample? thisredengine?
eatSHITdie- October 5, 2010 at 6:21 pm
@Turd Ferguson,
Thanks for the shout out. I changed my name because my personal friends who read the site knew my handle (the CP t-shirts and DVD's) gave it away, plus I got a job that didn't let me surf CP all day and pick the best times to comment. Now eatSHITdie mediocre CP life nust come to an end. I will get a new handle and come back for some unrecognized glory.\

Formerly,
Skeletor,
estSHITdie,
??????
eatSHITdie- October 5, 2010 at 6:04 pm
This is one (not the only) time I think Joe got it right. They are all good matchup style wise. We haven't seen Jones against the wrestling prowess plus power of Bader, the Power/lack of cardio of Carwin will be tested, and the under rated slow but beaten down by A. Silva, will battle it it out not to mention they are both former champs in different weight classes.

All fighters are fighting winner/ winner or loser/ loser and for once nobody is getting a bye because the UFC is trying to "build them up slowly". Perfect in my eyes anyway, the way it should be.

Best Regards,

eatSHITdie
(skeletor)
munche- October 5, 2010 at 5:39 pm
@BackbaconBilly:

"If you're innocent of something you need to stand up and say you are, then let the burden of proof lie with those that are accusing you."

"Overeem gets called a juicer cause he is"

Thanks for proving my point
itsgalf- October 5, 2010 at 5:33 pm
Roy Nelson wins R2 by bellyflop
superflat- October 5, 2010 at 5:00 pm
If Carwin's gas tank is as bad as it seems, I'd give the nod to Big Country for the simple reason that he's near impossible to knock out in a single round.
BackbaconBilly- October 5, 2010 at 4:43 pm
If you're innocent of something you need to stand up and say you are, then let the burden of proof lie with those that are accusing you. I have not heard a single thing from anybody in either Carwins camp or the UFC say anything to dispell the rumours, if you can point me to some evidence then please do.

Overeem gets called a juicer cause he is, he'd never pass a test in the UFC or else he would already be the champ over here. Sorry to hear about the shitty sex Kimbo...lol
Kimbos Bread- October 5, 2010 at 4:30 pm
Oh come on. Just because Carwin has taken roids doesn't mean he's taking them now.

Those reports that he purchased roids are so circumstantial it's ludicrous.

Just like me saying that just because I used to get lots of great sex before I got married, doesn't mean I am getting any now.

munche- October 5, 2010 at 4:29 pm
@BackbaconBilly: People don't give a shit. People will call who they want cheaters when they want and no evidence will change anything. Overeem gets called a juicer all the time despite never having any failed tests, there are plenty of other guys who just get called out despite a complete lack of evidence.

In conclusion, Haters Gon' Hate.
BackbaconBilly- October 5, 2010 at 4:21 pm
What about the roid allegations? have not heard Carwin say shit about them at all. Does Carwin and the UFC figure that if they don't mention anything that we'll all be stupid enough to forget and give a shit about Carwin maybe coming back at UFC 1111125 ?

Either clear you're name Carwin or be prepared to always be seen as a cheater!
Kimbos Bread- October 5, 2010 at 4:10 pm
@DiazBrotherFromAnotherFather

That is correct, commander.
GrimJack- October 5, 2010 at 4:09 pm
I am curious how much of the Carwin has been working on his cardo.

I wonder if the loss stirred up his training camp/style?
DiazBrotherFromAnotherMother- October 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm
Is Dos santos lined up for the winner of lesnar v valsquez or something? because if not that should be his fight. cant complain though, i get to see that fat tard manhandled again and hopefully knocked out this time
Shaky- October 5, 2010 at 3:49 pm
Nice before and after photo. Of course this is before and after an extended McDonald's binge.
Clyde- October 5, 2010 at 3:44 pm
Nelson via kimura, or chicken wing for the wrestlers among us.
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