Number one contender for the UFC Middleweight title Chael Sonnen probably went a little bit too far. Sonnen accused the Cycling legend and hero of many people Lance Armstrong, for causing himself a cancer and then making profit from his disease. Sonnen declared that Armstrong was a fraud "just like Anderson Silva", adding the Olympic hero Michael Phelps to the equation:
"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." - Pro MMA Radio
Chael Sonnen will finally get a chance to back up his words this Saturday, when he squares off against Anderson Silva for the UFC Middleweight title at the main event of UFC 117 at the Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. Trash talk became a trademark of the Oregonian during the recent months, resulting in a mixed emotions from MMA fans around the world.