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Shane Carwin: Gabriel Gonzaga crushed my nose

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"I went out and executed the game plan; I wanted to see if he would stand and trade with me. He crushed my nose and dazed me a bit. Next thing I know, he has a deep single that we worked on defending the whole camp and –boom! – out of nowhere, he sweeps me with an amazing sweep. I have a black belt on top of me trying to pass my guard and all I could think of is "get to your feet." When I got to my feet, I wanted to give him a taste of his own medicine and that was it. I want to thank Gabe for giving me the opportunity and my first broken nose."

– Undefeated heavyweight behemoth Shane Carwin -- who is scheduled for surgery on Tuesday -- talks about getting his nose broken during his fight with Gabriel Gonzaga at UFC 96: "Jackson vs. Jardine" from the Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on March 7. "Napao" was the biggest test of his young career and despite some choppy waters in the first minute, Carwin was able to weather a crushed beak and a surprising takedown to TKO the Brazilian Yeti at 1:09 of the first round. That's 11-0 for those of you keeping score at home.

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