It seems Chael Sonnen has grown tired of verbally terrorizing fellow fighters and managers within the MMA community. He’s branching out. Proving his words have no bounds, Sonnen called Lance Armstrong a fraud on last night’s edition of Pro MMA Radio, claiming he gave himself cancer. Transcribed via MMA Mania:
“When you screw up, you have to own it. That stuff really gets under my skin. Take Lance Armstrong. Lance Armstrong did a number of things and he gave himself cancer. He cheated, he did drugs, and he gave himself cancer. Well, instead of saying ‘Hey listen, I cheated and gave myself cancer, don’t be like me.’ He actually made himself the victim and then went out and profited something like $15 million dollars from this ‘Hey, poor me, let’s find a cure for cancer’ campaign instead of just coming clean and saying, ‘Look, here’s what I did, I screwed myself up, and I hope people learn from my mistakes.’ You just watch these guys and can’t help but think, God, what a fraud. You got the whole Michael Phelps being a pothead thing too. I’m just glad I’m in the business I’m in so I can get them in the cage and kick the crap out of them.”
Hey, what else did you expect from “the most interesting man in the world?”
Update: In an interview with Ariel Helwani, Chael Sonnen denied he ever said anything about Lance Armstrong. Shocking, but not really, right? Well, here’s the audio to prove it (3:25 mark). Steve Cofield has more including a chat with Larry Pepe who interviewed Chael on PMR.