I posted up a recent interview earlier in which Brock Lesnar was critical Shane Carwin's fight record and amateur wrestling credentials. Well, Carwin has wasted little time in responding in a interview today with Heavy.com. Check out what Carwin had to say about Lesnar:
Heavy.com: Have you been able to bring anyone into your camp to try and replicate the size of Brock Lesnar?
Shane Carwin: Yes. We have been doing a "bring your child to the gym" day so we can deal with temper tantrums and irrational thoughts.
We have brought a lot of big guys in to replicate his size. Ron Waterman and I are training together again and he has great wrestling and size, and a few others.
Coach Whittman has the right game plan for me to beat Brock. It's my job to execute it.
Heavy.com: Are you focused on keeping Lesnar on his feet, where you have a significant advantage in striking?
Shane Carwin: I really don't care where the fight goes. He is not going to be able to lay on top of me like he has against the smaller guys he's faced. He won't have a huge advantage anywhere, so I will be ready for whatever happens.
Heavy.com: Brock recently said that you haven't fought any real fighters outside of Gonzaga. He said that to him, you are 1-0 and that some of the guys you have beaten aren't worthy of having on your record. How do you respond to that?
Shane Carwin: I agree that Brock is not good with math. Thankfully, the UFC and WWE have paid him enough money to get a math tutor.
I know I wasn’t walked through the front door of the UFC with people holding the door for me. I wasn’t fed fights that sell pay-per-views. I was matched up by promoters and took whatever they put in front of me.
One of those fights was the former enforcer for the Mongols Motorcycle Club. His previous fight ended when Mongols in the crowd started fighting and stabbing people.
For Brock to say that I have hand-picked my fights is just stupid.
I got my start in the WEC and I have fought everyone the UFC put in front of me. I have fought three times as many people then Brock has. If he wants to disrespect the opponents I have fought, that is his choice. I say any man or woman that enters that cage to face an opponent is worthy of my respect. They have trained hard, and to disrespect MMA fighters is disrespecting the sport of MMA.
What I can tell you is, talent-wise I respect Brock, but he needs a filter put on his words.
I must say that I wasn't really all that excited about the Lesnar/Carwin match up when it was first announced. However, if the verbal jabs keep flowing between these two huge masses of meat, I might just be hyped come fight time. Just think, we are still almost two months away from this fight and they are already going at it.