Shane Carwin tells his side of the story,
The game plan last night was to be patient and let the fight come to you. When I had him in trouble the ref keep saying he was going to stop it and then towards the end of the 1st my body began to seize up. In between rounds I could not move my legs and had what felt like a whole body cramp. My cardio was fine but my body was not. What can you do? You have to stand up and face your opponent.
Heading into the second I knew I need to finish the fight or I was going to be in trouble. Much like the Champion he is I am sure Brock was thinking the same thing. I had zero take down defense as my legs were dead to me and the rest is as they say history.
Brock was a good guy through this entire fight. He did not talk a bunch of smack and he fought like a warrior. He did what he needed to do to keep his belt and that is what being a Champion is all about. I am going to have to claw my way back to the top but I wouldn’t want it any other way. I know I belong
with the very best; all I need to do is prove it again.
Loosing is what happens on the way to winning. I will be back and better from the lessons learned in this fight.
Saturdays fight was a bit strange as Shane Carwin appeared to have completely gassed out after dominating Lesnar in the first round of there heavyweight title fight at UFC 116. After the fight Carwin starred in shock, like he had just seen a ghost and was later rushed to a Las Vegas hospital to be checked out. While Carwin makes no excuses and gives credit to Lesnar, as a fan, I would love to see a rematch between those to behemoths.