If you’re not listening to MMAScraps radio, you should probably find the nearest wooden chair and strategically slam your head into it. Alternatively, you can visit my functional alcoholic neighbor and adopt all 22 of her kittens. Both scenarios are just as painful. Yesterday, Frank Mir was on the show and scientifically broke down exactly how he dropped Cheick Kongo. He also expressed his admiration for Shane Carwin. Not only did Frank Mir claim Carwin was a better version of Brock Lesnar, dude also said Shane Carwin is the best in the UFC.
So I’ve seen what Carwin can do in adversity. He’s a tough guy mentally and physically. So if I can face Carwin, that definitely proves to me that I am a better fighter than when I fought Brock because the guy that Brock fought, he can’t beat Carwin either. I have to be better than I was at UFC 100 and UFC 107 to defeat Shane Carwin. So a victory over Carwin will satisfy those demons that keep me up at night. I feel he’s a very dangerous opponent and the fighter in me wants to face the best fighters in the world and right now I think Shane Carwin is the best in the UFC. If Brock and him fought each other, I was picking Carwin.
I felt he was the better fighter. He was going to nullify Brock’s wrestling ability because he’s equally if not better a wrestler than Brock. If they had to box with each other, Lesnar is not much of a boxer. He has a big right hand but Carwin has good head movement and great hands. To be able to face someone like Shane Carwin is an honor in my point of view and is someone I will seriously train hard for.
I admit, Shane Carwin is a far better wrestler than I am and he could probably outbox me while he mowed his lawn. It’s just one of those things you have to accept in life. Just like regardless of how many times I open my fridge and stare into it, food will not magically appear. Nothing will change. That jar of relish and empty mayonnaise bottle will still be there. [Source]