Chael Sonnen Openly Refutes Lance Armstrong Comments

Nick ColonSenior Analyst IAugust 6, 2010

Leading up to his UFC 117 fight with Anderson Silva, Chael Sonnen's in the news yet again. This time, however, his remarks were aimed at a different high-profile athlete.

Sonnen recently appeared on Jim Rome's radio show to deny any comments made by him about Lance Armstrong giving himself cancer while on Pro MMA Radio with Larry Pepe.

"I thought you were kidding around with that voice over. That's certainly not me," Sonnen said when confronted by Rome. "I can't say it to you any clearer brother."

During his time on Rome's show, Sonnen mentioned that Armstrong actually called him and asked him what he had said about him, to which Sonnen said "[Armstrong] broke the story for me, I thought he was kidding."

You can watch the video here.

Then, the attention shifted back on Pepe to see what his take was on the comments made by Sonnen.

"Obviously, if you've watched the [UFC] 117 countdown, or if you've listened to my show where I've interviewed Chael five times, obviously he knows me. Maybe I'm just that forgettable," said Pepe on Yahoo Sports radio.

You can watch this video here.

While much has been said about the UFC 117 fight between Sonnen and Silva, the time to talk has passed, and now both Silva and Sonnen will get the chance to meet in the Octagon this Saturday night. 

Will Sonnen back up the talk, or will Silva retain the title?