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Carwin criticizes Lesnar; WWE announcer says act wasn’t phony

Undefeated heavyweight contender Shane Carwin criticized Brock Lesnar for his actions immediately following his win over Frank Mir Saturday night at UFC 100. The “Colossus from Colorado," who would like get a shot at Lesnar if he can get past fellow unbeaten Cain Velasquez at UFC 104 in October, wrote on his personal blog that Lesnar owed the fans an apology.

“The flipping off of the fans that just lined your pocket with millions of dollars is just LAME,” Carwin wrote. “He may be a champion but he has a long ways to go before he earns the respect of a champion.

“The fans are why we do this Brock, this sport is not about fat paychecks and drama. It is about hard work and sacrifice for a shot to do what you did [Saturday] night. It doesn’t matter how much money you make if you can’t earn your peers respect and the respect and love of the greatest sporting fans in the world."

While UFC president Dana White stood up for Lesnar in the post fight press conference, saying his actions weren't reflective of the real Lesner, WWE announcer Jim Ross said they actually were:

"Lesnar's post match, unscripted remarks did not completely surprise me. Those that do not personally know Lesnar as do I need to understand that his level of intensity and fury is scary. Brock has said many things in private conversations that I have been a part of that would make one do a double-take. He is an intimidating, emotional jock who has been known for speaking first and thinking later.

"... Lesnar, as I pointed out a couple of days ago, loves to be jeered...the louder the better. Brock takes his game to another level when he knows that it's him against the world. ...When Lesnar, who detested the travel and emotional demands of WWE's schedule, was the most "hated villain" on the roster he was at his happiest in sports entertainment."

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