5 Questions for UFC 131: Dos Santos vs. Carwin

1. Who’s power will win in the battle of the Heavyweights?

Both Junior Dos Santos and Shane Carwin carry dynamite in their hands, some heavier than others and some quicker than others. This is probably a fight I don’t know who’s going to win. I really think it’s a matter of game plans. If Dos Santos is able to keep his distance and pick Carwin apart with his speed, he’ll win the fight. Although, now if Carwin is able to bully Dos Santos and get a hold of him — that’ll be bad news for Cigano. I can’t wait.

2. Will the weight cut affect Kenny Florian’s performance?

Kenny Florian came into the UFC as a Middleweight and has slowly become the vanishing man by moving down to nearly all of the weight classes: Welterweight, Lightweight, and now Featherweight. That’s a huge difference and granted he was able make the cut yesterday, but on fight night — will he be too dehydrated? Will he be able to bring his strength down to the lower weight class? Diego Nunes is a huge test — definitely not an easy test.

3. Is this Mark Munoz’s coming out party against Demian Maia?

Demian Maia is a legit Top 10 Middleweight, and it’s going to be a huge test for Mark Munoz. For a person who’s pedigree is in wrestling, you’d assume he’d like to take it to the ground, but that’s where Maia’s most dangerous. Now, will both working hard on their striking — who’s going to win that battle? If Mark can bring the power he’s shown in the past, this could rocket him up the rankings quick.

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MMA Questions from the Community #3

1. perfectclassic asked: When can we expect to see Carlos Condit and Shane Carwin back in the octagon?

Carlos Condit is still awaiting an opponent, but who ever it is — he’s going to be in the Top 5. Shane Carwin is facing Jon Olav Einemo at UFC 131.

2. Anonymous asked: i just heard you ask your question to joe rogan and carlos condit. very proud to be one of those followers!

Thanks for being part of the WeHeartMMA community. As of the Q&A, sometimes you just have to try to get your name out there. :)

3. herecomessunday asked: ahhh i’m going too! i’m so excited, it’s my first one as well.

The event was pretty awesome. Did you stay for all 12 fights?

4. Anonymous asked: I’d love to see a gif of Barboza’s last second head kick

Edson Barboza is going to be a beast sooner than later.

5. herecomessunday asked: i got there right as the figueroa and mcdonald fight ended, which i am pretty bummed about since it won fight of the night!

Yeah, that fight and the Leonard Garcia vs. Chan Sung Jung fight were the highlights of UFC Fight Night 24. Michael McDonald is going to be a sick fight in the UFC for a long time.

I’ll be updating this post with answers to your questions, so keep them coming.

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What exactly is Shane Carwin's injury that is preventing him from fighting against Roy Nelson?

perfectclassic

Shane Carwin reported he was experiencing back pain and after an MRI, he was told he would need surgery to repair his back. I was really looking forward to this fight.

The real loser in this whole situation is Roy Nelson. It seems like he’s been replaced on the UFC 125 card for Jose Aldo vs. Josh Grispi. Going from a Co-Main Event to just the Main Card (or even off the card completely) really hurts fighters in sponsorships.

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