In a recent interview with Frank Mir, he talked about the hatred he had toward current UFC heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar. Mir’s harsh words toward Lesnar have been circulated throughout several MMA forums, stunning fans across the globe. Mir’s UFC 111 opponent, Shane Carwin, responded with disgust to the comments made.
Carwin has nothing but respect for any of his opponents, including his next victim Mir and even a possible future bout against Lesnar.
From Frank Mir:
“A lot of individuals are so worried about being politically correct. I’d rather go ahead and say what’s on my mind than to sit there and come up with some PC ‘Oh, the guy is a great fighter and I have a lot of respect for him.’ If I don’t mean it, why is it even coming out of my mouth? … I want to fight Lesnar. I hate who he is as a person. I want to break his neck in the ring. I want him to be the first person that dies due to Octagon-related injuries. That’s what’s going through my mind…He doesn’t like me and I can guarantee, you talk to anybody in my family, it’s a legitimate hate…His very being bugs me just because I’ve seen a lot of children out there who look to athletes and martial artists as role models, and it just makes me cringe. I sit there and go, ‘Man, I lost to this guy the second time around and now people think that’s the way to be — be big, obnoxious and angry.’ That’s not right. We have anger toward each other. Everything I stand for he despises and dislikes, and I can tell you I truly do not like him as a person whatsoever.”
From Shane Carwin:
“I can tell you that ANY athlete wishing death upon a competitor is either a terrible human being or mentally unfit to fight. That type of talk and if it ever happened will take this sport backwards. Frank has been a part of the stone ages of MMA and it makes no sense why he would want or make comments that might damage a lot of the good HE has participated in adding to this sport over the years…. Brock is a heel in the ring but at home he is a human, husband, father and friend to many. Wishing death or harm upon him doesn’t serve any purpose. I will do my best to make Frank’s dream of fighting Brock come true, unfortunately for them it will be a three round fight as I plan on winning both of those belts.”