"It's still pretty ugly man, right (as he points to scarred meat dangling from his eye)? But it's okay, I've now got a big 'ole freakin' ball there or something. It took a while. I think I had sutures in about five different spots on my face. It was pretty bad. It took a little time, but it's part of the game. I don't mind it. In fact, I kind of enjoy the warrior wounds, you know? I'm already ugly so it doesn't really matter. I'm disappointed in myself, for sure. You always learn things, and it was real important to come out of that fight having learned something. Not only learn, but have the ability to improve. I need to bring back the tenacity. Be more tenacious. That's who I am as a fighter and how I got to the Octagon. I need to bring that back and focus more on that sort of stuff, the stuff that got me here."
Former UFC Interim Heavyweight Champion Shane Carwin talks to Thomas Myers for MMA Nation about his long road to recovery following a three round beatdown at the hands of division number one contender Junior dos Santos at UFC 131 back in June. Tenacious C expressed disappointment in his last performance but also believes he can be competitive with today's top heavyweights if he can harness the focus and tenacity that was instrumental in getting him into the Octagon in the first place. How about it Maniacs, can "The Engineer" return to form and wreak havoc on the 265-pound division? Or was he "exposed" by "Cigano" and sentenced to a life of keeping gates? Opinions, please.