FIFA World Cup Affects Brock Lesnar and Shane Carwin at UFC 116

Written by Tom Ngo
June 30th, 2010

Brock Lesnar Shane Carwin UFC poster 116

The 2010 FIFA World Cup has been rather exciting this year, wouldn’t you say? If by exciting, you mean annoying due to the thousands of South African attendees blasting their deafening vuvuzelas throughout the night, then yes.

Thankfully, the UFC has stepped-in and banned all vuvuzelas from this weekend’s blockbuster “UFC 116: Lesnar vs. Carwin” event inside the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada.

“This decision was pretty simple for me,” UFC president Dana White said. “Vuvuzelas make the most horrific sound I’ve ever heard. I’d rather let Brock punch me in the face than hear 15,000 people blow on those things. This is the biggest heavyweight fight we’ve ever done. We’ll make enough noise this weekend when Brock and Shane finally step inside the Octagon.”

Vuvuzelas have never really made an appearance at a UFC event before, however it appears the powers that be wanted to douse that annoying flame before it caught any wind.

Heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar will enter the cage to battle interim champ Shane Carwin in the most important scrap in UFC history. Unfortunately – or fortunately, depending upon how you want to look at it – fans will be forced to rely on their drunken voices, hands, and feet to egg on their favorite athletes.

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