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Shane Carwin Rips Brock Lesnar For His UFC 100 Antics

If there has been one fighter who has been talked about as the heir apparent to the UFC heavyweight throne adorned by Brock Lesnar, it’s been Shane Carwin (11-0). The up-and-coming heavyweight, who wears 5XL gloves in the cage (bigger than the 4XL ones worn by Lesnar), will be facing the undefeated Cain Velasquez (6-0) at UFC 104 in a bout that will likely determine the top contender for Lesnar’s title. But before that fight takes place, Carwin went ahead and spoke out about Lesnar’s behavior at UFC 100 this past Saturday.

“I cannot say I was surprised I cannot say I was surprised by anything that night other then Brock’s reaction to beating a very tough Frank Mir,” Carwin noted on his website blog. “Frank is a legend and a great guy who got out powered not out classed.”

Carwin also took issue to Lesnar ripping Bud Light for not sponsoring him, noting, “the sponsor issue, you need to talk to your manager, not the fans or Dana.”

Carwin also took exception to Lesnar flipping the bird to the fans at the Mandalay Bay Event Center.

“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 in the world and most of the athletes in it deserve the love and respect they get,and some just don’t get it.”

Carwin hopes to beat some respect into Lesnar, however knows that he has to get by Velasquez for that to happen.

“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.

“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. Tune in and support Cain and I.”

UFC 104 takes place on October 24, 2009 from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, California.