Despite getting submitted in the 2ndRound by reigning heavyweight champ Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin would love the opportunity to avenge his UFC 116 loss. Although, Carwin understands the division is deeper than ever and he’s going to have to get back in line for another shot at the Brazilian jiu jitsu “specialist.”
“I still believe 100 percent (that I can beat Lesnar),” Carwin told MMAWeekly.com. “Would things be different? I don’t know. There’s some exciting fights. There’s some exciting heavyweight match-ups and we’re only finally starting to get to them.”
UFC president Dana White already announced Lesnar’s first undisputed title defense will come at UFC 121 against fast-rising superstar Cain Velasquez. The promoter added that the winner of the UFC 117 tussle between Junior dos Santos and Roy Nelson would get first dibs after that.
After being handed his first professional loss, it’s a pecking order the former interim title holder agreed with wholeheartedly.
“Cain and Brock is going to be a hell of a fight. Cain’s a tough dude, and I look forward to hopefully fighting him some day, and you know Brock again. Then you’ve got some up and comers like dos Santos and Nelson going at it,” Carwin added.
“I think, right now that the heavyweight division is the most exciting division in the UFC. With all the guys and all the potential match-ups.”
No word on when Carwin will be making his return to the Octagon or who he’ll look to end the longest losing streak of his career against.