Our Twitter buddy Shane Carwin let some of his true feelings about Brock Lesnar be known after last night’s showing at UFC 100. While "Darwin" Carwin had been trying to play things pretty close to the vest about potential future heavyweight match-ups, it seems like Lesnar’s complete lack of respect for everyone within the range of his vision during last night’s main event rubbed him the wrong way. He went into greater detail on his website:
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. Cain is no joke and he may have had a tough fight against Kongo but I got rocked against Gonzaga. Fact is 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.
Wow, apparently you can be a top UFC heavyweight while still being a humble, down-to-earth guy. Who knew?
What’s interesting about the challenge Carwin could offer Lesnar is that he’s someone who is just as big, just as strong, and just as athletic, while also having the same basic skill-set as a wrestler who hits hard. In other words, he could be the perfect test to determine whether Lesnar is really winning based purely on genetics and wrestling ability, or whether it’s something more.
But, as Carwin points out, he’s still got to get past Cain Velazquez, who he seems to have genuine respect for as a fellow fighter. How ’bout that?