Yahoo: White on Lesnar versus Carwin: 'We might need two refs'

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    03-29-2010 08:35 AM:

    Sure the prefight talk for a Brock Lesnar-Frank Mir fight would've been off the charts but with Shane Carwin's victory at UFC 111 we're looking at a megafight during the summer with two of the biggest heavyweights in the world. Lesnar is massive at 6-feet-4, 290 pounds and Carwin is right there with him at 6-2, 300. They'll both cut to 265 but on fight night in early July it'll be like two rhinos banging heads.

    Lesnar entered the cage on Saturday to lay down some early smack on the fans and Carwin.

    I was debating whether I was goiong to bring him in there tonight," said White, who wanted to make sure Carwin was cool with it. "Those two start going at it, there wasn't enough people in there to breakthat thing up."

    White then posed the question about who the heck is going to be in there with upwards of 580 pounds of beef.

    "They're going to have to have like the [expletive] Hulkreferee that fight. We might need two refs," joked White.


    White is hoping the card can eclipse the 1 million mark for pay-per-view buys. Lesnar is the key.

    "A lot of people will cheer Georges St. Pierre when he's fightingagainst an American, it doesn't matter what country we're in Brock Lesnar's getting booed," said White of the champ's polarizing persona.

    White said it's an easy fight to tell with what Carwin just did to a top heavyweight like Mir. He doesn't know what the future holds for Mir. Lesnar made sure to rub a little a salt in the wound when he spoke with Yahoo! Sports' Kevin Iole.

    "Frank&rsquo;s time is done. This is the new evolution of the heavyweight division. Brock Lesnar, Shane Carwin, Cain Velasquez, Junior dos Santos, we&rsquo;re the guys in this division."

    He did say Cain Velasquez is next in line for a heavyweight title shot and that he won't be fighting Junior Dos Santos. And it didn't sound like he would match Dos Santos with Mir. It's also unlikely because Mir probably needs a little time to recover from the beating he received over the weekend. Dos Santos came out of his battle with Gabriel Gonzaga unscathed. It might be wise to get him back in there before the middle of the summer.



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