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Carwin: Lesnar ‘Has A Long Ways To Go Before He Earns The Respect Of A Champion’

Shane Carwin

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…Every autograph I give, every hand I shake I am thankful that you give me the opportunity to be a part of your world. 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…I am sure Joe Silva told Cain the same thing he told us, winner gets the title shot…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.

—Shane Carwin expressing his disgust with Brock Lesnar’s controversial post-fight celebration at UFC 100

Man, talk about two freight trains colliding when Carwin and Lesnar fight. In terms of UFC heavyweight match-ups that are actually possible right now, I’d say this is the one I’d most like to see, and Carwin’s remarks, while undoubtedly genuine, are already setting the stage for a huge good vs. evil battle for the UFC Heavyweight Championship. If Carwin beats Cain Velasquez and looks good doing it, this is the guy I expect Brock to defend his belt against next. Well, unless of course Couture steamrolls Nogueira in which case the UFC might be tempted to book the rematch. We shall see.

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