Shane Carwin Left Hanging, Prays for Brock Lesnar’s Recovery
Shane Carwin has risen to the #1 heavyweight contender spot in the UFC but due to the recent illness of Brock Lesnar, Carwin has been left hanging without an opponent. Although several strokes of bad luck have thrown up huge road blocks in Carwins quest to be the UFC heavywight champ, Carwin’s attitude remains positive and he seems to accept the realities of the situation he is in. Carwin has shown good sportsmanship and exceptional character in his good will toward Lesnar in wishing him a swift recovery. It is also apparent that Carwin would like to take the belt from Lesnar, rather than receive some interim title in Lesnars absence.
“My next fight is up in the air a little bit right now. I could probably come back in February but my little girl is going to be born in February and I don’t want to miss that. It’s been an extremely long camp. I started in July to fight Cain (Velasquez) and then I got the call to fight Brock (Lesnar). I get prepared for UFC 106 then that’s off. Then UFC 108 came and then it was off a week or two later. It’s been up and down. All we can hope is Brock can get better. He’s definitely in our prayers. I would assume another fight will come first. I don’t know what’s out there just yet but I assume [a Velasquez fight] will happen if Brock can’t compete. I want to fight the best and challenge myself. Right now Brock holds the title. To be the champ, you gotta beat the champ. It’s a fight I’m still excited for but at the same time there’s a lot of heavyweights that are just as tough and on the same level. It’s an exciting division. Whoever you get in the UFC is a tough fight and that’s what I expect going forward, just a hard fought battle every time out.”
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