“I Can See [Brock Lesnar] Being a Little Bit Nervous” – Sure former UFC heavyweight champion Frank Mir has never been Brock Lesnar’s biggest fan, but it doesn’t mean we won’t listen when he has something to say about his foe.
“I can understand from Brock [Lesnar’s] point of view, if he’s not feeling up to it I can see him being a little bit nervous,” Mir recently told Cagewriter.
Lesnar was supposed to headline UFC 106 for his second unified title defense against #1 contender Shane Carwin on November 21st. Unfortunately, the bout has been postponed because Lesnar contracted flu-like symptoms which prevented him from training for the last several weeks.
Even though Lesnar has been in camp preparing for the bout, the fact that he’s taken numerous weeks off due to illness would almost be like fighting on short notice, if not worse. That’s why the UFC pushed the title defense back until UFC 108 on January 2nd, however it appears that the extra six weeks still won’t be enough time for Lesnar to recoup.
Mir understands why Lesnar would’ve been hesitant to jump into the Octagon with Carwin unprepared, he wouldn’t do it himself.
“I’m not taking a Shane Carwin fight on short notice, I’m sorry,” Mir continued to say. “That’s a really tough human being.”
However, Mir also went on to agree with Carwin when he stated that, if Carwin had been the one who had fallen ill instead of Lesnar, the main event for UFC 106, and at the very least, UFC 108, would still be a-go between the two.
“I agree. Shane Carwin probably wouldn’t have pulled out of the fight, because he’s fighting for the title and he’s super, super hungry. Maybe Brock’s a little bit more content,” the former champion said in closing.
It’s certainly a lot easier to be content when you have UFC gold around your waist.