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Chael Sonnen Calls LeBron James ‘A Dork’

So if you’re going to have a panel discussion about LeBron James, why not include Chael Sonnen? The most legendary talker in UFC history rarely disappoints, incendiary-quote-wise, so when Showtime host Jim Rome asked his assessment of James, Sonnen unleashed a few barbed arrows. Sonnen:

“I think LeBron’s a dork. He won one world championship, and that was in the Olympic Games. It’s so aggravating to hear a title be called a world championship when it’s only done in America. It’s not a global event where the whole world can participate. You didn’t win a world title. You won a national title.”

Sonnen was on a panel with former Ravens’ linebacker Brendon Ayanbadejo and former NBA player and current San Francisco Bay Area sports media personality Tom Tolbert … and a more unlikely trifecta you will probably never see.

After the “dork” comment, Sonnen soon upped the ante.

TOLBERT: “I’m not sure, dork? How is he a dork?”

SONNEN: “LeBron’s a nerd. There’s only a couple guys where it’s annoying. You got this guy LeBron’s a wimp, you got this nerd Ray Lewis, you know if I saw these guys I’d smack them out of principle.”

Not sure how Ray Lewis even got into the conversation, but OK.

Sonnen was actually supposed to have a fight this Saturday, meeting Maurício Rua in a light heavyweight bout at UFC 161 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. But Sonnen had a problem with his visa, so it was called off. Wait, what? If you’re not clever enough to get into Canada, should you be calling anyone names?

  • Chris

    This is the dumbest reason/comment I’ve ever read: “If you’re not clever enough to get into Canada, should you be calling anyone names?”

  • ah, yeah ok

    Sonnen is a block headed kook… seriously, if you do MMA for a living, you really should not talk smack about any other athlete, because your gig is the lamest of them all… Hey kids, I have an idea, lets go get punched and kicked in the face for a living… umm, no thanks, I’ll play hoops or football and make millions, while you get the $hit kicked out of you for thousands…. dummy!


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