Shane Carwin's MMA career has been perfect: 10 fights, 10 wins. Five wins by submission, five wins by knockout. Not a single opponent has even made it out of the first round against him.
But when Carwin steps into the Octagon at UFC 96 against Gabriel Gonzaga, he'll get a much tougher test than any of his 10 previous opponents have given him. In an interview Wednesday, I asked Carwin about the big step up he's taking in the quality of his opposition, and where he thinks he ranks among the top heavyweights in the UFC. We also talked about his other job, working full-time as an engineer, and how that contrasts with the stereotypes about MMA fighters. The full interview is below.
Shane Carwin: Full-Time Engineer, Undefeated UFC Heavyweight originally appeared on MMA FanHouse on Wed, 25 Feb 2009 20:20:00 EST . Please see our terms for use of feeds.