One of the most talked about topics in mixed martial arts over the past 24 hours has been the interview with Brock Lesnar posted on GroundNPound.org that quoted the current UFC heavyweight champion as saying he was able to out-punch Shane Carwin in a side-by-side power test taken the day before UFC 96.
The claim had angered the up-and-coming Carwin so much that when reached for comment, he told Five Ounces of Pain that Lesnar was "A freaking liar."
It now appears the only "liar" in this story is the person who posted the interview, which has now been exposed as fake by the very Web site that first published it.
First off, GNP would like to apologize to Brock Lesnar, his fans and all the site members. June 23rd an interview was posted on the front page, somehow access was gained to the main administrator account and the person responsible posted the "fake" interview. I'm not sure if the interview was real and just copy/pasted from another source or if the interview was just made up by the person who gained access to the site. Either way, GNP, myself or any of the other admins on the site had anything to do with it. Again, we are sorry that it happened and we are both looking into the actual cause and method used to gain access. rest assured we will take steps to prevent it from happening again as we find the holes in our security.
Unfortunately, in a medium where news moves as fast as your mouse can scroll, bogus stories can sometimes slip under the radar. In the end, this one ended with relatively little damage. I just hope it doesn't cause Shane Carwin to be less outspoken following UFC 100.
I was looking forward to a little heat between him and Lesnar should the champ get past Frank Mir on July 11.