Chael Sonnen Demands Apology from Lance Armstrong

Steven Rondina@srondinaFeatured ColumnistJanuary 15, 2013

You may not remember this, but all the way back in 2010, Chael Sonnen made huge headlines when he made highly controversial comments regarding the relationship between Lance Armstrong, his battle with cancer, and his at-the-time alleged performance-enhancing drug use. He later refuted the comments in a strange way.

This, by the way, was all before Sonnen's first fight with Anderson Silva.

If you haven't been listening to the news lately, you might have missed how Lance Armstrong came clean, and admitted to using PEDs over the course of his cycling career on Oprah.

It is likely to be the top sports news story in 2013.

Well, Chael Sonnen has been watching the news, and he is now firing a big salvo at Armstrong. Via Twitter:

Hey Bike Boy, once you are done apologizing to Oprah, pedal on over to @jimrome show and apologize to me too.

— chael sonnen (@sonnench) January 15, 2013

Apparently, Sonnen is taking credit for the comments, and is kicking the famed cyclist while he's down. Armstrong has long been a lightning rod for allegations of PED-use, and recently had his Tour de France titles stripped.

All the while, he claimed he competed clean.

Sonnen, ironically, was suspended after his UFC 117 bout with Anderson Silva for a failed drug test, stemming from a high testosterone-to-epitestosterone ratio. The failure, he claims, stemmed from his TRT-use, which is necessitated by his doctor-diagnosed hypogonadism.

Sonnen has long been a provocateur. Over the years, he has picked fights with people of all walks of life. This includes fellow MMA fighters like Anderson Silva, Jon Jones, Lyoto Machida and Vitor Belfort, Octagon Girl Arianny Celeste, actor-turned-politician Arnold Schwarzenegger, boxer Juan Manuel Marquez, President Barack Obama and more.

Sonnen is scheduled to coach opposite UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Jon Jones in The Ultimate Fighter, with the two scheduled to fight on April 27.

Make sure to keep an eye on Sonnen. He's always entertaining.


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