Shane Carwin Talks Earning Title Shot, Not Just Getting Shot

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Shane Carwin has received criticism for not really speaking to the media in the lead up to his heavyweight title fight with Brock Lesnar at UFC 116 in July, but the big man keeps everyone up to date on his official site and today he posted the following:

“A lot of people are still questioning my reasoning behind limiting my media access. If you read this article it would sound as if I am somehow failing at my duties as a fighter. Or according to the Zuffa “Talking Heads” I am not doing my part to sell this fight. Lets talk about me selling this fight. I earned this fight. I was “given' my previous opportunity against Brock but this one I earned. I was asked to train for Cain and I began my camp. I was then told Cain is not the opponent I am being bumped up to Lesnar. Then I begin training for Lesnar to only have him pull out of the fight TWICE. His “miracle recovery” underway I was told I am going to have to face Frank Mir to earn the opportunity to face Brock (something I had already been given and taken away now twice). So for those of you confused by the fact that I somehow am fighting Brock because I talked crap or played some hype man you are wrong. I earned this fight and this opportunity. I have never turned down a fight, I have never told Zuffa no, I have and always do a good job and for them. Those that know me know that is who and what I am all about.”

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