"It won't affect me at all. I really do not pay a lot of attention to smack talk. Whatever my opponent needs to do to get themselves ready to fight me is fine. At the end of the night the better fighter (that evening) should have his hand raised and really that is all I care about. I have a lot of respect for Frank as a fighter and as a MMA professional. I have a long ways to go to be on his Hall of Fame level so whatever he says is likely justified."
Undefeated heavyweight contender Shane Carwin prepares for his UFC 111 showdown against Frank Mir for the right to challenge Brock lesnar later this year. "The Engineer" has a ton of respect for Mir and is prepared to receive the ex-champ's patented pre-fight trash talk in earnest. Is there any truth to Carwin's assertion that he's not yet on Frank's level? Or is he going to prove he's long since passed it by with a beat down in Newark? Opinions por favor.