Shane Carwin Wants Rematch with Brock Lesnar

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John HeinisSenior Analyst IDecember 28, 2013

With UFC 168 just hours away, fight fans are eagerly awaiting to find out what the company's big announcement is right before the pay-per-view event begins. 

With rumors of former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar making his return heating up, per MMA Fighting, a former opponent of Lesnar is helping to stir the pot. 

Ex-interim titleholder Shane Carwin tweeted UFC President Dana White yesterday asking for an extra ticket for UFC 168, indicating he had a score to settle with someone who is expected to be in attendance. 

@danawhite got an extra ticket for tomorrow night? I'm hearing the bitch that will solve my itch will be there.

— Shane Carwin (@ShaneCarwin) December 27, 2013

Carwin and Lesnar squared off at UFC 116 in July 2010 to unify the UFC heavyweight titles.

The Engineer decimated the then-seemingly invincible Lesnar in the first round, dropping him with punches and swarming him with heavy ground-and-pound. 

Amazingly, the former two-time Division I All-American wrestler managed to survive the early onslaught, scoring a double leg takedown in the second round and eventually locking up an arm triangle choke to score the shocking come-from-behind victory. 

Many pundits believed the bout should have been stopped in the opening frame and clearly Carwin believes there is some unfinished business there. 

Rumors persist that Lesnar is in Las Vegas, Nevada (UFC 168 takes place at the MGM Grand Garden Arena) with popular Twitter personality Front Row Brian stating that Lesnar is indeed around

Carwin has not fought since the brutally lopsided decision loss to Junior dos Santos at UFC 131 in June 2011, while Lesnar has not competed inside the Octagon since getting TKO'ed by Alistair Overeem at UFC 141 in December 2011. 

Should Lesnar indeed be angling for a return to the fight game, is Lesnar vs. Carwin II the fight to make?


John Heinis is a featured columnist for Bleacher Report. He is also the MMA editor for eDraft.com

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