While champion Brock Lesnar has never been one to pull any punches ā although Shane Carwin is hoping he will Saturday night when they collide at UFC 116 for the undisputed heavyweight crown ā the brash wrestler wasnāt interested in kicking a downed Fedor Emelianenko.
āIt was disappointing. I hate to see a guy like that,ā Lesnar told The Jim Rome Show of Fedorās abrupt fall from grace. āWhether his legacy was more of a mystique than it was, he stood up and he was respectful and it was tough to see. It reminded me of my first fight against Frank [Mir] when I got really anxious and fell right into the trap.
āThatās a tough pill to swallow. Thatās a big pill to swallow and I definitely do not want to try to swallow that pill again.ā
When asked if it was possible to sympathize with the man most consider the planetās top 265-pounder ā despite his uncanny ability to dodge, duck, dip, dive and dodge the Octagon ā the former WWE superstar claimed to be spearheading the ā2-4-6-8-Who-Do-We-Appreciateā charge.
āI feel bad for him,ā Lesnar candidly stated.
Although Lesnar witnessed Fabricio Werdum end Emelianenkoās nearly decade-long winning streak in :69 OH MY GOD seconds, he believes his legacy is still intact because it happens to the best of them ā including Lesnar.
āNo I donāt. I donāt think any less of him,ā Lesnar said of the Russian. āWeāre human beings and we all make mistakes and itās whether or not we can get up and better ourselves. Thatās what true champions are made of, I believe.ā
Emelianenkoās resume still reads an unprecedented 31-2. He rattled-off 27 straight Wās the last time he lost a scrap.