Shane Carwin: You can call me 'Roid Monkey' -- but don't say 'Jones vs Bader' was fixed

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"I can handle all the roid monkey, over hyped, one punch wonder comments you all make about me. Most of the time I laugh at them and yet I never seem to meet you guys at the meet and greets or fan expos. This calling fights being fixed or scripted is just a huge insult. I had a sponsor accuse me of throwing the Lesnar fight and let me tell you it is the most insulting thing I have ever experienced as a fighter... So to come on here (no matter your join date) and disrespect two warriors that just gave up everything for a chance to perform for you is about as low as you can go. To say a fighter would throw a fight is the WORST kind of fighter bashing imaginable... I just do not understand it. Jones was the better man last Saturday. It does not make Bader less of a man. He is still the guy that was undefeated and earned himself a spot at the top. He hasn't lost any of that because he lost. MMA is a form of Martial Arts. We are all going to lose and when we do we should only be judged by what we learned or failed to learn from the loss."

U Mad? While "The Engineer" doesn't mind the potshots fans periodically take at his expense, I wouldn't recommend calling him "Roid Monkey" -- even if he gives you the A-OK. Regardless, the former UFC heavyweight number one contender is ticked off that fans would accuse his friend and training partner Jon Jones, who fights "Shogun" Rua at UFC 128 on March 19, of participating in a fixed fight at last Saturday night's (Feb. 5) UFC 126 pay-per-view in Las Vegas. Jones manhandled the undefeated Ryan Bader, submitting "Darth" and earning a title shot against "Shogun" after Rashad Evans was forced to withdraw from the New Jersey card due to injury. Is Carwin correct in his assessment of the "worst kind of fighter bashing?" Or is it a knee-jerk reaction to the influx of trolls on any given fight weekend? If you think the fight was fixed, stand up and state your case...

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