MMA  > General MMA  > Brock changes stance for Carwin fight...now a "lefty"
July 1, 2010, 11:03 AM
LAS VEGAS ??? It was obvious from the first moment UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar (4-1 MMA, 3-1 UFC) walked into Wednesday's open workout session promoting his UFC 116 bout with Shane Carwin (12-0 MMA, 4-0 UFC) that something was different.

It wasn't about the way he hit the mitts ??? southpaw ??? during a brief workout session or the way his physique has changed during his year away from competition, though there were those things, too.


"We changed a lot of things"

Lesnar hasn't seen action in the cage since his UFC 100 grudge-match win over Frank Mir. And while a considerable portion of that time away from competition was spent battling his way back to full health, Lesnar said the extended break also gave him time to evolve as a fighter.

"I definitely feel lighter on my feet. I definitely feel lighter. I brought Peter Welch in, and we changed my stance and switched from standard ??? from traditional ??? to southpaw, and it's really worked out. It's helped in my wrestling, my shooting. We changed a lot of things, and we'll see if they work, I guess."


Any thoughts on how this affects the big fight....it seems like a big change to me.
July 1, 2010  11:04 AM ET

I read this today on MMAJunkie.com

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July 1, 2010  11:12 AM ET
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Before I read it I said, he's doing it for his shot. Matt Hughes as done the same in the past. If true, he's looking to take Carwin down repeatedly. But, it could also be mind games.

It will be easier to shoot....but it will also open up his chin to Carwins right hand.

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July 1, 2010  11:20 AM ET

I haven't seen all of Carwins fights...has he ever been on his back for any amount of time?

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July 1, 2010  11:29 AM ET
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If Brock takes him down it wont be that easy to stand.

Nope. Carwin won't be able to get back up if Brock takes him down. Brocks wrestling is too good and he is too strong for that.

July 1, 2010  11:30 AM ET

I need to figure out a way to watch this fight.....i will be on the Allegheny River camping.

July 1, 2010  11:33 AM ET
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Nope. Carwin won't be able to get back up if Brock takes him down. Brocks wrestling is too good and he is too strong for that.

I think if Brock gets him down, he will not be wrestling with him, he will be throwing as many punches and hammer fists as he can. I don't think he will have any fear of getting caught in a submission.

July 1, 2010  11:33 AM ET
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I need to figure out a way to watch this fight.....i will be on the Allegheny River camping.

find the neares Buffalo Wild Wings!

July 1, 2010  11:36 AM ET
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I think if Brock gets him down, he will not be wrestling with him, he will be throwing as many punches and hammer fists as he can. I don't think he will have any fear of getting caught in a submission.

Brock is enormous. I met him a a Vikings charity golf event a couple of years ago. It's funny how he's played the prick role in everything he's done since college, because it couldn't be any further from the truth. Having seen him on local news from time to time, he is quite humble.

July 1, 2010  11:37 AM ET
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find the neares Buffalo Wild Wings!

I will be doing some research today to see if there are any sports bar within 10 miles of the camp site.

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July 1, 2010  11:45 AM ET

I also think the Lefty stance will open up the inside of Carwins left knee for Brock to throw some quick left leg kicks. Shanes punches will lose some sting if his left knee is weakened.

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July 1, 2010  11:50 AM ET
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Or if Brock is taking him down and GnP, how long will Carwins gas tank last?

We will see how his endurance is if Brock lays on him for a while....

July 1, 2010  11:55 AM ET
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Or if Brock is taking him down and GnP, how long will Carwins gas tank last?

I am getting super hyped for this fight........and it more than likely won't last more than 5 minutes....


Haha...that's a good riddle....how is a HW Championship fight like sex?

 
July 1, 2010  11:55 AM ET

Lets see how comfortable he feels in his new stance. If he's not comfortable it could be a disaster. If he is comfortable it could be just another tool in his arsenal. This could make it or break it for him.

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