Shane Carwin has just posted this blog in regards to MMABay.com’s inaccurate and misleading comments he made about Frank Mir wanting to kill Brock Lesnar.
Here’s Carwin’s entire blog:
It is amazing that the MMA media has to twist what people say instead of just requesting your own interview or writing what was actually said. This is the reason I prefer to give my interviews in writing. I get you have a job to do but don’t ask me for interviews and then twist what I said to get visitors to your website. Any MMA media that cut and pasted, read the article, just because one site has a sensation yet wrong title doesn’t mean you have to follow. Very misleading journalism.
I have never said Frank Mir was mentally unfit or a terrible human being. What I did say is that if ANY fighter really wishes to kill someone in the Octagon they IN FACT ARE a terrible person. I also stated that I had not heard any of Mir’s comments so I was not directing the comment to him. I had been buried in getting my wife through labor and the baby here safely (29 hours of labor).
There are a lot of fighters that say we’re fighting to the death or I want to kill that guy when we fight. Fighting is an emotional sport and we all say some stupid stuff, fighters just have a tendency to say it when the mic is on, when our emotions are at our highest. Do I think Frank is unfit or a bad guy? I do not, every experience I have had with him has been good and I really do not have much negative to say about him. I expect he will be in amazing shape and seems to be as hungry as we all are to get a crack at Brock’s title.
Here is the question I was asked (full interview@ http://www.mmabay.co.uk/Story%2010250.html)
Frank has made some controversial statements in the press in recent weeks about wanting to break Lesnar’s neck and hoping that he is the first person to die from injuries sustained in the Octagon. How do you feel about those comments, and do you feel that by talking about Lesnar so much in the build up to your fight, that Mir is looking past you?
I did not see the interview so I can’t comment on what he might have said. 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.