UFC 111 Preview: Shane Carwin Talks Frank Mir - "I Will Be Ready for a War"

"As most of you know my wife and I had our baby girl on the 24th. Lani was due the 11th and was induced on the 22nd and had a long labor. Alexia Carwin (Lexi) was born at 0024 on the 24th. I was back training on the 25th."

... "My boss actually got on me this week for looking half dead at work and not being on it. With the new baby, training and working I am really under a ton of pressure. This is the biggest fight of my life, the longest training camp of my life and I am trying to be a good father and husband to my wife."

"You know they say you are never given more then you could carry in life. I can say I have had days where I question that theory."

"This fight with Frank is my career balled up into 25 minutes. If I beat Frank I answer questions about who I am and what I can do in this sport. If I don't I am just another heavyweight in a sea of great fighters. I know when I wake up in the morning and I can barely walk out the door to start my morning run that I am giving it 100% of my effort."

"That is all you can control in life, giving 100%. I train and live like each fight may be my last and to move ahead I have to make a statement."

"Thank you to the supporters and fans that will tune in to watch this fight. Win or Loose I guarantee you I will be ready for a war. I have trained harder then I have before, I have sacrificed my mind and body for this opportunity and honestly I can't wait to release this built up pressure and aggression on Frank."

Follow my progress on Facebook (http://www.facebook.com/pages/Shane-Carwin) on twitter.com/shanecarwin or my social networking site www.shane-carwin.com.

-- Shane Carwin also talks about his full-time engineer job after the jump.

HT: mixedmartialarts.com


"I love my job. I was raised my a single mom who worked her ass off to provide for my brothers and I. She said "Being a man is about taking care of the important things in life, provide for your family, then sports". So I have and will always be a guy who works."

"That being said it is not a 9-5 punch the clock type of job. My boss is usually very flexible as long as I get my work done."

"I train 4-6 hours a day 6 days a week."

"No disrespect taken. The sport is not my job, I fight because I love to fight. If it ever became a job I might not want to do it."

"Like I said I do not punch a time clock. I needed a few weeks off I took it, I need to train longer I do."

"If anyone suffers it is me. That being said no fighter lives this sport 24 hours a day. When they are done training (the same time I am) they go hang out with friends, party, play xbox, or chill. I go to my office where I work on my hydraulic models making sure water is getting where it needs to go."

"My job is not a distraction."

"Not to mention I have a 9 year old boy that is very impressionable. He has suffered with me when the NFL teams stopped calling and I was told I would not be able to compete anymore. He is the main reason I do this. I want him to know that you can do great things in life but your values need to be in line."

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