"Anyone who questions my cardio should come and train with me. We trained for a twenty-five minute fight but things go wrong. It happens. I basically had an adrenaline dump towards the end of the first (round) and I was unable to recover in between rounds.
"I think the biggest factor of the adrenaline dump was hearing Rosenthal say, `Brock I am going to stop it,' and then not stopping it. He said it at least three different points in the round, and each time I went for the finish and it never came. It sucked the wind and life out of me."
"I am the guy that can beat Brock Lesnar.
"This is not a lot different than his first fight with Mir when he was pretty dominant and got caught. I had my body fail me, but I know I can win that fight if I ever get a second chance. Brock has the heart of a champion and he won't break or quit easily. But everyone can be beaten."
"I don't blame anyone Nate."
UPDATE: I changed the headline because "Carwin blames ref" is a bit of a distortion. Thanks to BE reader AzianG for suggesting a better one. The goal here is to spur discussion and be a little provocative, I missed the mark here. Apologies to Mr Carwin and E. Spencer Kyte.