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Sonnen Says Lance Armstrong Got Cancer from PED’s and is an Opportunist Who Lives off the Spoils of Being a Cheater

(I knew this was all an act.)

I’m way beyond trying to figure out what the hell Chael Sonnen is doing as far as his pre-fight antics towards Anderson Silva ahead of their UFC 117 fight go, especially when large portions of his rants have nothing to do with the UFC middleweight champion.

During an interview with Larry Pepe on his Pro MMA Radio show today, Sonnen went off about a popular theory that seven time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong gave himself testicular, brain and lung cancer by abusing performance enhancing drugs (as he has been alleged to have done by several sources) and that his Live Strong foundation was created, not to aid in raising money to help find the cure for cancer as its mission states, but rather as an opportunistic money making scheme by the former cyclist.

Although he didn’t reference any MMA fighters who are alleged to have used illegal drugs, Sonnen spoke at length about Armstrong and Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps, (who admitted to smoking marijuana) and the fact that neither athlete has had to pay for their transgressions. He did loosely try to relate the rant back to Anderson Silva, whom Sonnen has repeatedly referred to as a fraud for fooling fans and the media into believing he is a nice guy and the world’s best middleweight.

Here’s the transcription courtesy of MMAMania:

"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." 

I’m not sure whether Chael has lost it or if being forced out of his regional political race has given him a new "I don’t care what I say," attitude, but this seems crazy even by Sonnen standards.

I’m beginning to wonder if he has forgotten that he has a fight Saturday night, given that he seems more concerned with making media appearances than training.

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dranokills- August 4, 2010 at 10:02 pm
MediumRare Says:
Wed, 08/04/2010 - 21:51

@ dranokills

You have no idea how high I can stack shit, son. You have no idea. Stacking shit takes talent and intelligence - both of which you seem to lack.

It takes a remarkable mental midget to take a post where I call Sonnen an attention whore and say that his opinions don't matter and turn that into the idea I'm sucking his dick.

But I guess you were one of the whining bitches I was referring to and since you were butt-hurt and had to come up with something on short notice to restore the pride that kicking your dog didn't, I can forgive you.
How much shit could shit stacker stack if a shit stacker could stack shit?
How smart do you have to be to be a shit stacker?
Hey man I didn't make you suck that bag of dicks, I just offered em to ya, don't get bent cause you did.
I just kicked my dog, and he said ..."hey....whats that fucking shit stacker bitching about now?"
Sorry ,you didn't cause me to lose my pride, "new dad" already did that, he's a meany.
MediumRare- August 4, 2010 at 11:51 am
@ dranokills

You have no idea how high I can stack shit, son. You have no idea. Stacking shit takes talent and intelligence - both of which you seem to lack.

It takes a remarkable mental midget to take a post where I call Sonnen an attention whore and say that his opinions don't matter and turn that into the idea I'm sucking his dick.

But I guess you were one of the whining bitches I was referring to and since you were butt-hurt and had to come up with something on short notice to restore the pride that kicking your dog didn't, I can forgive you.
Ballkick- August 4, 2010 at 11:21 am
Leaving tomorrow for Vegas then on to San Fran for the UFC117.
I will be in the stands cheering for Silva, as much as his last few fights have sucked the chrome off a trailer hitch. He's still P4P one of the best fighters in the MMA world.
I hope he is going to save all his "dance moves" for the after-party.

As far as Choad Sonnen goes, Confucius said it best:
The superior man is modest in his speech, but exceeds in his actions.
Misfit29er- August 4, 2010 at 11:18 am
+1 jimbonics

Also how many times does Lance Armstrong need to take drug tests to prove he's not using. He tested through out all of his 7 TDF championships and even tested negative this year which was his last TDF. Not everyone needs to cheat, some people are just beasts! Simple as that. I'll be an Armstrong nut hugger all day long, I think he's done great things for cycling in the USA and for cancer research IMO.
Kellenavalanche- August 4, 2010 at 8:20 am
He just told sports center that no one has ever out boxed him.
I don't know why but i fucking love this dude.
I also love ESPN's coverage.
mtnthc- August 4, 2010 at 8:04 am
No Leftovers- August 4, 2010 at 8:01 am
I have no idea why Sonnen is commenting on this subject right now, but I mostly agree with him. People who defend Lance and cry for him getting the benefit of the doubt are ignorant. Whether he gave himself cancer is debatable, but he almost positively cheated and profited a great deal off of a supposed charity. He's a real deal scumbag.
jimbonics- August 4, 2010 at 7:13 am
1. Chael did his job. Lookit all you folks posting and panting.

2. Lance cheated AFTER he got cancer. That's when he won 7 TDF's, not before.

3. Crushing your nuts upon a hard little bike seat for hours a day for years and years is what gave him nut cancer (imo).

4. Opportunist or not, the Lance Armstrong Foundation has done a lot of great things for the cause since inception.

5. Love him or hate him, Lance has accomplished more in his life, outside of cycling, than all of us combined.

With ONE ball.
Sine- August 4, 2010 at 7:01 am
Fuuuu... i hope Silva really lets loose on this guy.
Scottvsgi- August 4, 2010 at 6:11 am
You are dead on accurate but his political incorrectness is amusing.
J-Dog- August 4, 2010 at 6:09 am
I've enjoyed the crazy shit Sonnen has been saying, but he's kinda crossing the line going outside of MMA and Silva and attacking key figures in other sports. Dude, you're going to lose fans this way. I was starting to like him. Anyway, like everyone has said, he's making people want to tune in for this fight. I can't wait to see the post-fight interviews.
Chavasse- August 4, 2010 at 4:58 am
Lance gave himself cancer? Sonnen, walk infront of a buss will you. Thanks.
ytrebil- August 4, 2010 at 2:26 am
The Lance thing, fair enough. I don’t know enough about it and if he has earned $15m from a ‘charity’ then that’s pretty sickening… but referencing Phelps and his recreational use of marijuana when he was in college? That’s just ridiculous. It's not even logical to bring that up.
bleak37- August 4, 2010 at 2:24 am
Does Chael realize how much of an idiot he is? For his sake I hope that he says all this crap for effect, but more likely he's just a raging moron who actually believes the garbage he spews and thinks he can convince us he's right.
fatbellyfrank- August 4, 2010 at 12:59 am
@ Boner,my old man always said the fact that they wanna be politicians should immediately disqualify em, and he was always of the beleif, dont vote it only encourages em!
dranokills- August 3, 2010 at 11:19 pm
MediumRare Says:
Wed, 08/04/2010 - 03:21

Wow, a lot of whining little bitches up in here pissing and moaning about not much of anything.

Sonnen's job is to get a lot of people watching his fight. His job is to get attention. Quit fucking shitting your pants like his opinions matter.

You all sound like a bunch of attention whores that are jealous of a better attention whore.

I hope Sonnen wins just to see the aneurysms you guys have.
wow, I had no idea they could stack shit as high as YOU.
You best be careful, I hear sucking sonnens dick like you are doing will give you cancer.
ghostboner- August 3, 2010 at 11:16 pm
@FBF - Good point on the talking shit on other sports. If he is gonna talk shit on Lance and Phelps he should have to put his money where his mouth is and beat them at cycling and swimming.

As far as the AAP, if you are going into politics, it is a pretty good indicator that you are already an asshole, and a useless one to boot, so really it should be the no politicians party. The NPP.
fatbellyfrank- August 3, 2010 at 10:58 pm
and Sonnen could represent the "Free Beer and pot for everyone" party and still be an asshole, he's gone from promoting a fight to now taking pot shots at people outside his sport! yea, we get the picture Chael, you have no respect for Anderson Silva, point fucken taken, but you've used up your shit talkin window, now shut the fuck up. We'll see what happens in the cage. Hopefully we'll see a decent fight, thats all I want. Fight well, Fight hard and shut your fucken mouths, leave the shit talken to us keyboard warriors.

PS Shit talken window usually runs for about two weeks prior to fight, or everyone just gets bored with it and it loses its effect. I would hazard a guess that when Sonnen started this Silva might, and I repeat might have listened and thought OK prick your times coming, but now, it'd be like, "That fool running his mouth again, no-one fucken cares"
fatbellyfrank- August 3, 2010 at 10:46 pm
@LJM , I'd like to get a branch of that Party running down here in Aussie, If we applied the no assholes rule in our govts today, there'd be no politicians at work tomorrow
LJM- August 3, 2010 at 10:31 pm
@glassjawsh, it's true that all of those people, like Sonnen, are assholes and Republicans. But it's easy enough to make a list of assholes who are Democrats.

If people would stop opposing people based on political party, and start opposing people based on whether or not they're assholes, I think our government would run a lot better than it does.

Democrat? Doesn't matter. Republican? Doesn't matter. Asshole? No vote for you! The AAP (Anti-Asshole Party). Keeping It Simple for Over Thirty Seconds.
Shatski- August 3, 2010 at 9:54 pm
Man, I hope Sonnen comes out to Crazy Train because the guy is Mr. Conductor for that line.
Cornerman- August 3, 2010 at 8:55 pm
The Sonnen cycle has officially jumped the Shark.
ghostboner- August 3, 2010 at 8:52 pm
@glassjawsh - Wow you sounded just like Chael there. Hope that was intentional...

I have to agree with whoever said it, Chael has done one hell of a job. He has taken what would have previously been the worst imaginable machup to headline a card, and made people want to watch it. (at the expense of his credibility and very limited likability)
Almost North- August 3, 2010 at 8:28 pm
I interned at a couple political campaigns. Douchebags. All of them. From all parties.

I like Portland but it can be a little much sometimes.

I bet even the republicans in the Pearl have ironic mustaches and drink PBR with the label out so everyone can see how indy they are.
darciesdaddy- August 3, 2010 at 8:15 pm
itsgalf Says:
Tue, 08/03/2010 - 17:11
I can sort of understand his logic on Lance Armstrong if it were true, but what is he talking about with Michael Phelps? I don't remember the report of him smoking pot as a performance enhancer...

Didn't Nick Diaz get a win taken away after testing for marijuana as a performance enhancer?

And, whatever he says, Chael Sonnen turned a fight between two people who nobody wants to pay to watch fight into a big draw. Douche or not, he knows how to sell a fight.

After he loses his fight, I think Dana should set up a match with Sonnen and GSP, who has been ducking Chael for years by refusing to put on weight. "He knows if he eats those donuts I'm going to knock his ass down and pound a hole into his face. That's why he's so lean. He's SCARED to step on that scale and see 1-8-0."