On Friday, a story broke on AL.com that, according to evidence and documents, UFC Fighter Shane Carwin was a recipient of several steroids for a period of several months that encapsulated several of his earlier fights. While the "major" MMA media has been deathly silent (especially in compared to the Roger Huerta story), a small few journalists/bloggers have given some commentary to the issue as well as the implications of it. Four days later, the biggest name in this entire fiasco still has not spoken, the man implicating in the released evidence, Shane Carwin.
Carwin, before this story broke, was vocal in his disdain against fighting TUF Season 10 winner Roy Nelson. When asked through his favorite medium Twitter about fighting Nelson, Carwin sarcastically responded "Roy who?", "he's not a top contender", and that Nelson is the "only one" thinking about that fight. Apparently Carwin is upset that Roy said his UFC 117 opponent Junior Dos Santos is a better fighter than Carwin; then Carwin went boating. When news got out about the Carwin/steroids connection, Nelson made a comment on his Twitter commenting about the case and how he wished the "real MMA media would investigate the steroid claims" right before going in for knee surgery.
Nelson's concerns are that of anyone else. Will the "real MMA media" start to dig in and look into these charges or will they remain silent? MMAWeekly still has only the original article written days ago stating the release of Carwin's name. MMAJunkie is the same. Both stories are deep on the front page. Yahoo's MMA coverage has nothing on the front page, yet it has a story about a fake wrestler dying (which is tragic, but doesn't even mention MMA or the UFC at all). Cage Potato, like the rest, also has the same original story (not appearing on the front page) about Carwin's alleged ties to the illegal steroid ring. ESPN's Jake Rossen has an article which does appear in the top 5 stories section. The same blog also appears on Sherdog.com's front page. This is the only story on any of the major MMA websites that even offers editorial commentary on the issue.
So why the hush?...
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