Sonnen to Armstrong: I'll kick your ass
Cyclist sham and world champion liar Lance Armstrong sure has been making a lot of people mad lately, and apparently "The American Gangster" Chael Sonnen is one of them.
Armstrong, who has been known to drop a lawsuit on teammates, friends, business associates, and so on, threatened to sue the light-heavyweight contender after he heard the following quote in August of 2010, where Sonnen claimed he gave himself cancer on MMAMania's Pro MMA Radio:
"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.
Upon finding out about the potential lawsuit, Sonnen delivered a stern warning as he stated recently on The Jim Rome Show:
"Lance is a dweeb, the only thing he’s missing is the tape on the glasses and the high water pants. That guy couldn't get respect at the local Honky Tonk in my hometown. He threatened to sue me so I threatened to kick his ass and the whole thing went away. Look, I get it and I'm kidding but Lance did do some bad stuff and he was a jerk about it. Yeah, he hit me up with the whole 'I'm gonna sue you' routine and I hit him back with the whole 'I'll kick your ass' routine. That's it, that's where it ended. I thought he was going to go through with the lawsuit but he did not."
Ironically, Sonnen himself is also guilty of using PEDs around the time he was first quoted about Armstrong, after he fought Anderson Silva for the first time. However, as time has gone on many in the MMA world have gone on to forgive Sonnen, as with Armstrong, who is obviously a much larger name in the world of sports and culture, will now likely face a lifetime of scrutiny for his crimes of performance enhancing and deceptiveness.
It's also safe to say, that a man who wears bright yellow spandex and rides a bike for a living stands no chance in a verbal or physical showdown with a professional fighter who is also perhaps best trash talker in all of sports. So, good move Lance, that's one beef you do not want.
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