STILL THE TOUgHEST
About the time Shane Carwin’s 40th consecutive punch hit him in the face, Brock Lesnar realized he couldn’t argue if the referee stopped their fight and took away his UFC heavyweight title.
When the previously unbeaten Carwin’s punches gradually lost their power, Lesnar knew he would survive — and one round later, he dramatically finished a comeback within a comeback at UFC 116 in Las Vegas.
Lesnar, the intimidating former pro wrestler and the UFC’s biggest pay-perview star, defended his title in his first fight since an intestinal illness nearly killed him.
“From that fight to this one feels like 10 years,” Lesnar said. “It’s been a grueling road. To come back from all that, and to be here and to win, words just cannot describe it. I really feel like I’m in a dream.
“I knew he was getting tired. Each shot he gave me was less dramatic than the other. ... I stand before you a humble champion, and I’m still the toughest (guy) around, baby.”