Shane Carwin insulted at people claiming fix in Jones/Bader fight

by Shane Carwin | source: The Underground

From: Shane Carwin
Member Since: 10/11/06
Posts: 994
I can handle all the roid mokey, over hyped, one punch wonder comments you all make about me. Most of the time I laugh at them and yet I never seem to meet you guys at the meet and greets or fan expos. This calling fights being fixed or scripted is just a huge insult.

I had a sponsor accuse me of throwing the Lesnar fight and let me tell you it is the most insulting thing I have ever experienced as a fighter. I lost to the World Champion. I also trained for a World Champion. On my time and dime I spent hundreds of days in the gym training. My coaches and teammates poured the same amount of time into helping me prepare. That is what we do. We are not multi-millionaire athletes with everything handed to us. We are modern day gladiators who sacrifice more then any of you can imagine for an opportunity to compete.

Sometimes we look so good that the opponents do not and others we are faced up against men who have sacrificed more and we are the ones on the receiving end. We do it for the love of the sport and the RESPECT of the fans. Not for the money or fame.

So to come on here (no matter your join date) and disrespect two warriors that just gave up everything for a chance to perform for you is about as low as you can go. To say a fighter would throw a fight is the WORST kind of fighter bashing imaginable. Yet the UG is filled with threads about it.

Maybe you do not know or maybe you just do not care. I just do not understand it. Jones was the better man last Saturday. It does not make Bader less of a man. He is still the guy that was undefeated and earned himself a spot at the top. He hasn't lost any of that because he lost. MMA is a form of Martial Arts. We are all going to lose and when we do we should only be judged by what we learned or failed to learn from the loss.

Our sacrifice is not any less win or lose, our commitment to training and making sure we can give our chance all the opportunities to perform and to give ourselves the best chance at winning. In every fight there will always be a winner and a loser, we can't change that.

In another perspective the Steelers are still AFC Champions and the second best team in the NFL is a ton better then where some of the other teams ended up. Go Broncos!

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Musashi site profile image  

3/31/11 11:47 AM by Musashi

Carwin, for what it's worth. It didn't look like a fix to me. It looked like a legitimate ass kicking. :)

explodin site profile image  

2/10/11 11:25 AM by explodin

Shane please watch Edwards vs homminick and then tell me what you think about fixed fights. I have been a bookie for 15 years and this is the only ufc fight that I was notified by a friend who works in for MGM/mirage and let me know not to take bets on this fight and they pulled their lines down due to an impossible amount of late action that came in on homminick. If you can watch that fight and believe it isn't fixed you might as well watch Monday night raw.

explodin site profile image  

2/10/11 11:19 AM by explodin

^ the only correct post of supercalo's life

superCalo site profile image  

2/9/11 1:05 PM by superCalo

naivesome mMa fights have been fixed in the past, fact.some will continue to be fixed in the future, fact.mMa fighters are not some holier than thou athletes, just like any other professional sportsmen they are not immune to greed and corruption.

A 21 Second BJ site profile image  

2/9/11 9:59 AM by A 21 Second BJ

Excellent, please don't say anything more because you're obviously full of it.  

bilthy site profile image  

2/9/11 9:46 AM by bilthy

this is a clear clear straw dog misdirection on the jones bader fix accusation. the jones bader fight was not a fix, but it was accused of being a fix by a plant, as to misdirect fans away from the obvious fix that night.......but i will say no more

WICKED CLINCH site profile image  

2/9/11 2:44 AM by WICKED CLINCH

Agree.  100%. Great thread. 

Kliquid site profile image  

2/9/11 2:25 AM by Kliquid

What kind of jackass would think THAT fight, of all fights, was a work? Wow.

Bobby Lupo site profile image  

2/8/11 12:20 PM by Bobby Lupo

Bader just got beat by a guy who was better. There was nothing funny looking about that fight to me.  When guys slip on banana peels twice in a fight after one guy didn't pull the trigger the first time: it's suspect. When guys set themselves in another guy's triangle: it's suspect. When a punch lands on a glove and a swan dive happens: it's suspect. When a guy leaves his arm dangling for a sub like it's a steak in front of a hungry lion: it's suspect.