Shane Carwin Would Un-Retire for Brock Lesnar, but ‘He’s Not Coming Back’

October 21, 2014
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With his current WWE contract nearing its conclusion, there has been speculation recently that former UFC heavyweight champion Brock Lesnar might consider a return to mixed martial arts.

If that were to happen, count former interim UFC heavyweight champ Shane Carwin in for a comeback as well.

“I’m all in,” Carwin told recently. “All the pain would be worth that.”

Shane Carwin vs Brock LesnarCarwin and Lesnar met at UFC 116 to unify the belts. Lesnar was the returning champion. Carwin had earned the interim designation, while Lesnar was on the sidelines dealing with a bout of diverticulitis.

Carwin nearly finished Lesnar in the opening round, but pushed his body well beyond it’s limits with nothing in reserve in the second frame. Lesnar took Carwin down and submitted him. So yes, Carwin would like another shot at the WWE superstar… he doesn’t believe it will happen though.

“He’s not coming back,” Carwin said. “I don’t even know why he would have the desire.”

There are certainly many moving parts in securing Lesnar’s services. He’s the UFC’s biggest pay-per-view draw ever, but he’s also one of the WWE’s top stars. And despite the similarities between the sport and the pseudo-sport, it’s an entirely different game when a fighter steps into the unscripted world of the Octagon.

Carwin believes the level of ability in MMA has grown by leaps and bounds, and Lesnar could not have come close to keeping up while plying his trade in the WWE.

“He’s not going to improve the part of his game he needs to improve in that short (amount) of time,” Carwin said. “The guys these days are too far ahead. You can’t be one-dimensional. This isn’t the early ’90s.”

If Lesnar were to come back, Carwin wants to be the one to welcome him back, but he’s not holing his breath.

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  • TheCerealKiller

    Oh Shane…
    “Carwin believes the level of ability in MMA has grown by leaps and bounds, and Lesnar could not have come close to keeping up while plying his trade in the WWE.” – Lesnar is at least still in shape. What have you been doing the last three years?

    “You can’t be one-dimensional. This isn’t the early ’90s.” – Shane is one-dimensional. Lesnar was the champ three years ago.

    “he’s not holding his breath.” – because he still hasn’t caught his breathe after that first round.

    I’m not claiming Lesnar to be anything, but Shane is so far removed and injured that he could not repeat that first round again. They both need to stay retired.

    • JDMMA

      so you wouldn’t watch these 2 giant gorillas go at it one more time? com’on

      • TheCerealKiller

        You know I would.

    • Guest

      Brock was a very one dimensional fighter when he was active, that’s what Carwin meant and he was telling the truth. If Brock came back, he’d get eaten alive.

    • shakejunt

      just because shane never had to use his wrestling doesn’t mean it didn’t exist. while brock has been active, shane has been healing. i’d take carwin.

    • Muttley76

      If I remember correctly Carwin always had a full time job anyhow, somehow I doubt he’s completely let himself go since retiring. Doesn’t sound like Carwin wants to make another run at the title, just that he wants Brock. Anyone who listened to the Ellis show knows the desire he had to win and the disappointment after not finishing the job. I would definitely take Carwin n a rematch, just because of power and pure desire. Seriously doubt it’d happen but I’d love to see it.

  • laz

    Good thing he’s not “holing” his breath. How does one hole their breath?

  • uncle

    Brock is not the champ anymore he sounds foolish like Overeem.

    • shakejunt

      overeem wants an easy win and payday, carwin wants back a victory that could’ve/should’ve been his.

      • uncle

        A victory that could’ve been his ,you’re saying it like he got robbed in a decision he tapped.

        • shakejunt

          there were a few points in round 1 that the fight could’ve been stopped. that was absolutely a fight that carwin could’ve won.

  • Scoobs

    Shane just likes how Brock’s farts smell.

  • Hugh Shakeshaft

    It’s crazy how much money both these guys could make for a few minutes work. How do you turn this down? A man could retire on this one fight!

  • mmalive

    Shane actually beat Lesner in first round. The ref. should have stopped fight after Lesner absorbed that many blows. Shane ran out of gas in rest of fight and got submitted. I would pay to watch the rematch.

    • MMAOldschool

      Two well placed elbows? If any fighter takes two or three bombs, while being pinned up on the cage…That should be it?

    • TheBigBadWolf20

      Brock’s still defending, it wouldn’t be a good stoppage if that happened.

  • TheCerealKiller

    Go watch it again. Carwin was completely gassed at 2:30. Brock smiles at him right after that. Shane was throwing pillows at this point. His punches were not landing. The ref should not have stopped the fight. Did Carwin win the round? Yes! Did Brock win the fight? Bigger yes.

    • TheBigBadWolf20

      That’s a Division 1 champion wrestler for you.
      now, if only his stand up game improves.
      that would be something else.

  • NewsWatcher83

    I’d say 2 dimensional. He can knock you out and wrestle you.

  • Mr Smiff

    I don’t blame Carwin for staying retired and avoiding Big Country