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Shane Carwin's loss to Brock Lesnar was a 'good thing' for him

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"The loss, I think, was a good thing for me. It exposed me to things I need to work on; that being probably my diet a little bit more and watching my weight before I come into the fights. Actually, I hope to come in a little bit lighter than the max weight now. You know, it's lessons learned for me. I try to take away from every fight and I try not to let them attach so much. (I try to) look ahead to the future and be excited for that. ... I think it's probably a couple of fights (before I get another title shot). I don't think anybody deserves an instant rematch or anything. Once you lose, there are other people that are waiting in line, and you have to go back and prove yourself to be the number one contender. That's what I have to do right now."

Larger-than-life heavyweight Shane Carwin reflects on his submission loss to Brock Lesnar back in July at UFC 116. The "Engineer" was dominating the fight and nearly finished it in the first round. Lesnar's dome was harder than Carwin's fist though and the big man couldn't get enough oxygen to his massive muscles to put up much of a fight in the second frame. Since that night, Cain Velasquez has taken the heavyweight strap for himself by doing what Carwin could not and dethroning the former "Baddest Man on the Planet." Carwin's return fight against Roy Nelson was scrapped due to back surgery and now the burly brawler is rehabbing and waiting to see what his future holds. Where should the colossal heavyweight go from here? A rematch with Lesnar? Who would you like to see him fight when he comes back? Let's hear it, Maniacs.

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