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Chael Sonnen Claims Lance Armstrong Gave Himself Cancer

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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.

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Chael Sonnen turns his attention away from Anderson Silva and toward Lance Armstrong on Pro MMA Radio (HT: MMA Mania)

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Sonnen has been doing his best to hype up his clash with Anderson Silva but this is a totally new development that feels a bit like Chael hoping he gets some attention in the mainstream. I'm no fan of Armstrong. To be honest, I think the guy is a gigantic phony. But having said that, these Sonnen comments are pretty harsh and I'm very curious what Dana White's reaction will be to this all.

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Armstrong, right or wrong, has carved out a place as an American hero so it will be interesting to see if there is any backlash from the comments.

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