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Chael Sonnen Weighs in on Caption Fiasco [VIDEO]

(Props: MMAInsideTheCageTV. The quote in question comes around the 6:20 mark.)

Our buds at MMA Inside the Cage caught up with #1 UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen following his pre-UFC 145 Q&A in Atlanta last week, and got his take on a number of hot topics, including the ongoing Alistair Overeem saga and his upcoming fight with Anderson Silva. Because Cyrus Fees is a thorough and incisive journalist, he asked the Voice of Reason author to weigh in on the recent CagePotato caption that completely blew up in our faces. As Chael put it:

These guys, in my belief, meant it as a joke. What was in their heart, only they know. I believe they meant that as a joke. HOWEVER…you’ve gotta understand that the headquarters is in Las Vegas, which is the gambling capital of the world. The owners of the UFC own casinos, this is extremely against the rules to do something like that, and you just can’t even joke about it. So for Dana to get really upset — you really need to understand the history that’s involved, and once you do that, I think the guys should have just laid down and said ‘we screwed up.’ I think their apology was a little bit weak, and Dana’s only human. You give him a good solid response, no matter how wrong you are, you give him a good solid, ‘man I screwed this one up’, that’s the end of it. But if you start shufflin’ around, and you start getting squirmy, you’re gonna have problems with him.”

Is it any surprise that Sonnen’s answer was fair and balanced?

After the jump: The latest episode of MMA Inside the Cage (“#91: Atlanta Aftermath”), which includes recaps and exclusive interviews from last weekend’s UFC and Bellator shows, a batch of ugly knockouts, and a wild scrap from EFC Africa.

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linzhanbq- April 30, 2012 at 8:56 am .. . .
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linzhanbq- April 28, 2012 at 4:37 pm
Irishwolfhound491- April 27, 2012 at 11:16 pm
BHOP if you had any sense of what this site is about you would know humor first, mma second, and professional journalism only under threats of lawsuit.
linzhanbp- April 27, 2012 at 8:39 pm . .. ...
BHOP- April 27, 2012 at 5:42 pm
If even Chael Sonnen found your apology and actions squirmy and flaky, then you guys should know you fucked up. Instead, you guys piss off not only Dana white (twice), but now lorenzo fertita and then joke about it? Do you realize how fucked you guys are? Your best columnists walk away because you don't have press credentials and can't pay them for shit. Couple that with the fact that the owners of the largest MMA promotion fucken hate you, maybe instead of cracking jokes you guys should get your shit together or your going to keep wondering why people keep chuckling at "former columnist at cagepotato" when going for interviews for REAL jobs.
Alan K- April 27, 2012 at 4:23 pm
I bet $20 that Chael would answer like that. Sweet.
SethF- April 27, 2012 at 1:40 pm
See, I FUCKING TOLD YOU GUYS we should have ended it with "Just kidding. Kiss my ass."
SethF- April 27, 2012 at 1:43 pm
Retraction: We should not have ended it with "Just kidding. Kiss my ass."
El Guapo- April 27, 2012 at 1:34 pm
Who is this "we" you speak of, Mr. Bag? I don't wanna see no man's scrotum, no sir, no way-no how. Possibly Ariel Helwani's, but that's one sexy motherf'ker, nawmsayin.
Walrus- April 27, 2012 at 1:33 pm
That Atlanta crowd was one of the worst I've seen.

Especially following the UFC in Stockholm -- where the crowd was fantastic.

Awful crowd -- shameful.
RwilsonR- April 27, 2012 at 6:07 pm
Loves the crowd in Stockholm, hates the crowd in Atlanta. Racist. It's people like you that killed Trayvon.
shitbag- April 27, 2012 at 1:23 pm maybe Chael reads CP? I hope he sees this: Can we see your scrotum? After hearing so much about it, your lack of going through puberty (a medical amazement) and the raging hormones you inject in you, I'd like to see how tiny your balls are. In your 30s and you already have abused roids so bad they shrunk your balls, just like A-Rod and Big Papi. I'm beginning to just not give a fuck about MMA.
Master_Betty- April 27, 2012 at 2:33 pm
Good. Then stop posting about it. MMA doesn't give a fuck about you.
HEY- April 27, 2012 at 1:19 pm
Nothin' to see here, folks...
danomite- April 27, 2012 at 1:10 pm
I think your retraction was more than satisfactory. Our responses on the other hand, like when we suggested that Dana White once bet Lorenzo Fertita that his mouth could hold more semen(someone suggested that, right?), were far less apologetic.
DangadaDang- April 27, 2012 at 12:45 pm
I would say we're more twitchy than squirmy. You know, because of the meth and all.
Fried Taco- April 27, 2012 at 12:40 pm
Yes, CP writers are squirmy. And every day they are shufflin'.