UFC heavyweight undefeated contender Shane Carwin (11-0) was stunned to see how Brock Lesnar reacted immediately after his victory over Frank Mir at UFC 100. Carwin looked to be disgusted with his victory celebration as he showed a great deal of disrespect over the “very tough Frank Mir.” Although we all know that Brock Lesnar holds the UFC heavyweight title, Carwin says “he has a long ways to go before he earns the respect of a Champion.”
Carwin told media that on his way out of the UFC 100 event, many UFC fans told him to make sure to take out Brock Lesnar whenever his time comes. Although he really would love to, he admits that he cannot look past his upcoming opponent Cain Velasquz (6-0). Carwin will be taking on Velasquez as part of the UFC 104 co-main event on on October 24th at the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California. A victory for either fighter would put them next in line to fight Brock Lesnar for the UFC heavyweight title.
Snip from Shane Carwin himself:
“I cannot say I was surprised by anything that night other then Brock’s reaction to beating a very tough Frank Mir. Frank is a legend and a great guy who got out powered not out classed. The sponsor issue, you need to talk to your manager not the fans or Dana. The flipping off of the fans that just lined your pocket with millions of dollars is just LAME. He may be a Champion but he has a long ways to go before he earns the respect of a Champion. The fans are why we do this Brock, this sport is not about fat paychecks and drama it is about hard work and sacrifice for a shot to do what you did last night. It doesn’t matter how much money you make if you can’t earn your peers respect and the respect and love of the greatest sporting fans in the world. We have no scripts in this sport, no pre-determined earning amount and no pre-determined outcomes. It doesn’t matter if you win or loose it matters how you win or loose…. This is the greatest sport int he world and most of the athletes in it deserve the love and respect they get and some just dont get it. From leaving the venue all the way to the Airport I have had fans of the sport ask me to take out Brock Lesnar for them. The thing is I have a very tough fight ahead of me that IMO is every bit as tough and talented as Brock … we are at the top of the HWT division and anyone we fight moving forward is going to be a real test. Cain is nothing short of a super athlete with amazing wrestling and he trains with one of the best camps in the country. I am sure Joe Silva told Cain the same thing he told us, winner gets the title shot. Cain is not looking past me he is looking right at me as the person that is in his way from potentially one of the greatest opportunities of his life and mine. I have said what I have to say about Brock. He will make sure the world knows who he is and what he is all about. I ask that you my fans and the fans of Cain give this fight its due. You would never see two rising undefeated stars put together in Boxing so enjoy this fight. Two warriors with wills to win and the skills to do so are going to show those watching UFC 104 what the future of the sport will look like.”