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Chael Sonnen Says Lance Armstrong Gave Himself Cancer, Calls Him ‘A Fraud’ (Update)

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.

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