Chael Sonnen made some comments to Larry Pepe of Pro MMA Radio about Lance Armstrong earlier in the week that had everyone shaking their collective heads. At the 3:25 mark.
“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.”
Now Sonnen does an interview with Ariel Helwani of MMA Fighting where he denies the interview ever taking place. At the 4:20 mark.
Below, Larry Pepe of Pro MMA Radio talks about the interview that Sonnen alleges never happened.
Jim Rome grills Sonnen about the comments and Sonnen says he even got a call from Lance himself.