Chael Sonnen says Lance Armstrong "gave himself cancer"

Posted on August 4, 2010, 09:31 AM by Anton Gurevich
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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.




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  • thefuryy
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    LOL!! the true politician! talks talks talks talks talks...

    but aint gonna do nothing!

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  • David Saucier
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    Chael man those are the kinds of things you keep to yourself.

    Those videos were funny as hell.

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  • SumHo
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    I suppose there is a fine line between being a politician and a self-marketer, but I think within MMA he is being a marketer. The more outlandish he is, to a point, the more attention he will get. This will not only stir some attention to the fight will come in handy JUST in case he loses to Anderson........

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  • steven306
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    are that Fcuking stupid> Of course this idiot is going to lose. I dont even want to buy the damn ufc event bc i know its going to be a waist of money because, as usual, Silva is going to make a fool of Sonnen. lmfao.

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  • steven306
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    Like seriously, this loser lost to Babalu, Maia, and Horn, lol pathetic loses to pathetic opponents. he shouldnt have even had a title shot. poor bastard is destroying his own career. First with UFC with all his trash talkin about other ufc fighters and as a politician because who wants to vote for a loser who lost to a real champion. lol. Im goin to feel sorry for Chael after his career is over......no wait, no i wont. LMAO

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  • Azzer12
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    It wouldnt surprize me if he calls out Lance Armstrong and demands a race, or a swimming competition with Michael Phelps. He's not exactly the full shilling.

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  • dropkickmurphy
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    Sit down Tito...we have a new champion.

    I hope Anderson knocks a lisp into this clown's mouth.

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  • ksooner76
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    the guy is a true douchebag now.....llol...shit makes me smile though...

    I watched Babalou choke him out tonight on spike.....Armstrong brought

    huge awareness to cancer donates tons of money so **** it if he did...give himself cancer...lol..imsure that's what he said **** yeah with cancer I can

    make a ton of money ...lol...didnt France test him all the time...regardless how he helps to how chael does....Sonnen deserves to get chit kicked out of him.....dont like either one think Vitor will end up w/ the belt....

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  • rickjitsu
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    classic!

    Putting that comercial to the video was Priceless!!!

    Good job!

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  • TenderRainDrop
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    i don't know too many people that give themselves cancer. Those selfish bastards!

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  • Gabe
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    "Interesting" is the word that''s used to describe someone that you can't really find anything good to say about.

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  • mmamaniac
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    when silva stomps him to the ground and wins i hope lance rides his bike over his face in the ring 72 times.

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  • UnderdogGreatness
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    A wise man once told me, " If you don't have anything nice to say about someone, you just don't say anything at all"



    Good Luck on Saturday Sonnen.

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  • T0mmy
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    this guy is completely delusional!! seriously...mental ill persons shouldn't be aloud to fight professionally.

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  • qhha1984
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    i wonder wat hes gonna say after he loses....

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  • Warcrazed
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    that silva Greased. Then he'll show BJ how to rele talk shit

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  • mmaglory
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    sonnem is crazy.

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  • MRfidgets
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    wow cheal way 2 make fun of some one with a problem

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  • MRfidgets
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    you no whats bull shit people like dana and cheal like come on cheal evan if u grind out the w and win your going 2 have more people who hate u for having a shitty fight and i dont think people are going 2 stop thinking silvas the best like come on its like saying frankie is the best 155er just becuase he beat bj maybe if he can do what bj has done ill give him props also its like dana and fedor fedor will always be the best weather he lost 2 werdum or not its a sport any thing can happen

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  • Hit2Hurt
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    Fedor never was the best and he never will be. You just don't wanna see your boy Silva lose. Sounds like you're getting worried now.

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  • Hit2Hurt
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    haha, fedor and silva's groupies always gotta hate me. I like Silva dumbasses. But I know Chael could make this fight more interesting than a lot of Silva's last fights. it's called being a fight fan, and recognizing ability. He might get ko'd, but this ones gonna get finished, and if it doesn't, chael takes the decision. That's what's great about this one, only way Silva wins is ko or submission. As far as Fedor goes, he's a good fighter. But come on. The best? He's the best fighter in the world that isn't a p4p best. He's the best at beating B list fighters. So he is awesome, but he just had a great streak going while not fighting the top competition.

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  • MRfidgets
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    lol p4p as nothing 2 with anything but there record u show me a better record then fedors and yea ill call them the best lol also cheal does nothing but talk smack to me that seems like nothing more then drama ii hate drama and its people like him truning ufc in wwe

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  • Azzer12
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    I love the way Fedor is brought up in every single thread on this website. Chael hasnt called him out yet - Relax guys.

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  • David Saucier
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    @MRfidgets What do you look for specificly in a record just curious, me personally i dont hold losses against someone I look at the wins.

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  • Warcrazed
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    maybe you should, cuz if a guy loses retardedly, then loses retardedly again in the same fashion, maybe he should rethink his career.. ya to a certain extent dont look at losses, people improve all the time, but u get what im saying, losses count for somethign or they wouldnt be there

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  • LowkickDick
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    I would way rather listen to Chael than scripted stuff that comes out of most fighters mouths.

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  • BCLionz81
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    I like Chael, but i think he has enough to say to make up for all the none trash talkers in mma! Lol

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  • AlexSayhi
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    Why is he saying he won every round he ever fought and every fight he ever fought ? I'm just confused...

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  • UrHype
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    what if he was right and steroids caused the cancer?



    I know, he still has no business talking crap about others.

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  • falcon4917
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    I thought of that too. It might be a scam on lances part to get rich but hey he won the tour a few times with the disease so kudos to him for being able after shooting himself in the foot. Chael obviously doesn't see the achievement. Imagine if Randy Couture starved himself nearly to death so he could compete in lightweight, It would be self abuse but if he won the belt you would have to be amazed right?

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  • BCLionz81
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    Yeah this guy could probably talk me into selling my sister to a sex trade criminal lol. The power of speech!,he has to hype this fight up so he can make a lot of money, he said if he can't be the best that he'll move on to something else.Me personally i picked chael to win this UD even though he's a big underdog.



    he convinced me on the countdown when he said "I know AS going to punch and knee me,and it's going to hurt like hell,but i'm going to go right through it and hurt him even more"

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  • sickb
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    **** SONNEN

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  • UrHype
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    I'm curious as to why the site censored the word Y E A H ! in your post hahaha

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  • TDraGon
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    i must be the only sane person here who isnt on the silva bandwagon that agrees with Chael to some extent.



    Armstrong cheated big time, everyone who knows about cycling knows that he used drugs to enhance his game yet everyone thinks he is an honest good guy but really just profited from it now to say that he is the devil no, but he is no saint



    go ahead "weak" my comment, i only get stronger and you fuel my flame

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  • EnsonInoue
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    dude how do u know armstrong took roids hmm? U dont thats how

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  • UrHype
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    the "weak" clicks bother you, or you wouldn't have mentioned it at all...............psychology 101

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  • Azzer12
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    Just because you heard it - doesnt mean its true. Its like the time your mom said that it was Santa Clause who got you that bike for christmas.

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  • Warcrazed
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    TDragon, u must be Chael sonnens a.ss puppet, rele lance armstrong did steroids and then cuz his steroids caused him cancer, he became THE icon to cure cancer, and people around the world wore/still wear his little yellow steroid causing cancer braceletts.. Get ur head outta the ground

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  • postmortem
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    although i give him little chance sonneen is going into this fight with the right mindset he knows silva will hit him he knows silva is the better fighter but he still believes that he can win. it seems that a lot of silvas opponents didnt really belive that he was going to punk them like he did everyone else if you accept that fact you might have a better chance. plus silvas last three fights at MW have all been crap he may have had problems making weight

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  • Hit2Hurt
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    Chael is awesome. People weaked one of my other comments saying he was as hard working as anyone. Saying how do I know that. We know that cuz he wasn't born with all his talent. But his striking has come along a lot over the years. And as far as work goes. He's a grinding olympic level wrestler. This guy has been going through hell trying to get ready for Silva. He said after the Nate fight that he knew he couldn't have beaten Silva yet, on that night. This guy will take more of a beating than most have against Silva if he loses. He does the same kind of olympic workouts as Rashad and Nate. Theres no question the guy works hard as hell. That being said, of course it'll be hard to beat the best fighter in the world. But good luck to Chael. I think he's crazy and can't even control what he says anymore. But it'll be nice to see someone in there that wants it as bad as he does.

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  • bluntsandbeers
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    hes going to get big. this isnt a disney channel movie. chael is going to get his face beat in for being such a DEUCHE i mean come onn nobody wants to hear you anymore guyy your kidding yourselff

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  • Warcrazed
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    I'm gonna go out on a limb and say steroid causes you to lose your inner monologue and therefore chael must be on steroids... Better chance of that than lance armstrong on steroids

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  • BlueEmber
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    Also he hates puppies.

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  • rey
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    so make sure you all vote for chael sonnen for winner of silva vs sonnen this saturday at ufc 117.......................oh wait thats not how it works. this is fighting not politics.

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  • YouKnow
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    This guy needs some cancer. I cant wait 2 see his face when he realizes, oh crap he is fast!

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  • japanegro23
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    Has he gone too far yet?

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  • UrHype
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    If he beats Silva I'll say..."Now that's going too far!"

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  • GoldenBibi
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    What an idiot...He doesn't even remember all the fights he tapout in MMA...What a joke...The guy is a quitter..He will do it again this Saturday... TAP

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  • Plutonian
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    This makes me think of that South Park episode.

    Imagine Lance Armstrong giving himself cancer by standing in front of a microwave and then winning the Tour De France whilst hopping on his balls. Cheal needs to stay on the topic of Anderson when talking smack

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  • steven306
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    I think Chael is 2 cents short of a Full Dollar. lmfao! stupid goof.

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  • bluntsandbeers
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    yea chael thats exactly what he did lmao he gave himself TESTICULAR cancer..cause thats aways number 1 on everyguys scam list

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  • ston3pony
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    Don't think that's what he meant. He's saying that roids did it to Lance. Which nobody wants to believe. I hope it's not true.

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  • bluntsandbeers
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    ohhh lol but still man come on, id love to see an article on steroids getting testicular cancer then i would believe it lol

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  • ston3pony
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    I know there are a lot of links, circumstantial evidence. etc. Prolonged steroid use is tied to several cancers. Not sure about testicular cancer. It would be funny though yeah, if Chael were suggesting that Lance pulled the glass out of the front of his microwave and just dangles his junk in front of it with it running every morning or something.

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  • ston3pony
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    That's because you don't know anything about wrestling 666.

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  • juryson
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    Check it out http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_-j8zanQj64&feature=player_embedded

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  • Krogan
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    Yeah just saw on fanhouse that Sonnen told Ariel he never talked about Armstrong and never did an interview with this guy.



    My guess is that Sonnen turned this guy down for an interview and he decided to take revenge by making it look like Sonnen attacked a modern American hero. Probably want to remove this thread.

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  • UrHype
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    It was started by the guy Lance beat last time hahahah

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  • jsnwht
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    Both those guys (armstrong and phelps) are champions, and Chael never has been and never will be a champ. So he is just jealous.



    There has been no link to cancer from pot or steroids. Not that anyone should necessarily do either. Well, pot is fine. Steroids can be dangerous. Either way, Chael is an idiot. He's not even talking trash about his opponent just to promote the fight any more. He just likes talk shit about whoever he can. And Phelps is not a "pothead" either. He smokes a lil pot recreationally, big ****ing deal. He's a harder worker than Chael, and a more talented athlete. And so Chael, the closet homosexual type that he is, has to talk junk about him.

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