7 Jan 2009 15:21:50 PM
(If God intended for man to fly, we would all have been born with Gonzaga’s foot in our gut.)
Gabriel Gonzaga and Shane Carwin have signed to face each other at UFC 96, which should make for exactly the kind of test we’ve wanted to see Carwin in ever since he knocked Christian Wellish’s mouthpiece into the peaceful night sky at UFC 84. Carwin is 10-0 with two first-round wins by total destruction in his only two UFC fights, and Gonzaga is 2-2 in his last four fights, including a submission win over bottom-dweller Justin McCully and a TKO of one-and-done UFC newcomer Josh Hendricks.
“It’s going to be a tough fight and [if he wins] Napao (Gonzaga) will have [earned the right] to face the winner of Mir vs. Lesnar,” Gonzaga’s trainer, Marco Alvan, told Brasil Combate.
The concept of having earned a title shot is already a vague one in the UFC, and only more so in the heavyweight division. Consider that Brock Lesnar earned his shot by going 1-1 in his only two UFC fights, defeating mid-level heavyweight Heath Herring via decision to seal the deal. Frank Mir earned his shot by beating Lesnar back when he only had one fight to his credit. In other words, earned has nothing to do with it.Read More DIGG THIS