The UFC aired the Countdown to UFC 131 special last night on Spike TV and are now making the full video available online for fans. The show focuses on headlining heavyweights Shane Carwin and Junior dos Santos who are fighting for a shot at injured champion Cain Velasquez in the fall.
The card had originally been planned with former champ Brock Lesnar in Carwin's place, but a return of Lesnar's diverticulitis forced him to drop off the card. Carwin worked with Lesnar's former WWE manager Paul Heyman to hype the fight. How successful was the full-time engineer at adopting a pro-wrestling style of hype? Watch the video and find out.
Other fights on the card include long-time lightweight contender Kenny Florian making his featherweight debut against Diego Nunes, middleweights Demian Maia vs Mark Munoz and debuting heavyweights Dave Herman vs Jon Olav Einemo. What do you think? Has Paul Heyman taught Shane Carwin how to hype a fight Brock Lesnar-style?
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