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Chael Sonnen Says LeBron James Snubbed A Handicapped Child At A UFC Event: ‘I’d Slap The Divots Right Off His Face’


To call Chael Sonnen the Skip Bayless of UFC is probably not fair to either — Sonnen is much more controversial. The one-man quote machine almost single-handedly keeps MMA in the news, and one never quite has a handle on whether he’s on the level.

Does the UFC light heavyweight really have a grudge against LeBron James, as he said in an interview with Jim Rome last week? (For one thing, he called LeBron “a dork”). Bleacher Report sought out Sonnen for clarification. The results were rather amusing, especially coming as they do right before tonight’s Game 7.

Sonnen says thaht his grudge with LeBron goes back to a UFC fight the Miami Heat star attended. Sonnen, to Bleacher Report:

“Let me tell you a story about LeBron. He asked the UFC for tickets for my fight against Anderson Silva. We sit the guy front row, and all through the night he snubs our fans. He’s a guest in our house and he refuses to sign any autographs or take any pictures unless your cup size was later in the alphabet than he was able to learn.

“And from what I understand, he thinks the letter purple comes after “C.” This guy walked up to my fiancee backstage and asks her if there’s a Tic Tac in her blouse or if she was just happy to see him.

“I had a UFC employee tell me he saw a mother wheel her handicapped child up to him to get a picture. LeBron was walking towards them. When he reached the kid, the mother stopped the wheelchair. LeBron took the wheelchair, wheeled it out of the way and kept walking.

“I’d like to slap the divots right off his face.”

So, LeBron snubs handicapped children, and fans, according to Sonnen. But what would happen if Sonnen and LeBron ever really fought? Sonnen, to Bleacher Report:

“He’d run away faster than his hairline. His hair went North, his talents went South, and his mother went West.

“He makes (Steve) Urkel look cool. I would have liked to call him a twat, but they changed subjects.”

Oops. Do not mess with Jaleel White.


  • Bon

    “He’d run away faster than his hairline. His hair went North, his talents went South, and his mother went West.”

    There’s a reason he’s the American Gangster.

  • Jim

    Chael P is a marketing and fighting power house that will chew you up and spit you out if you try to intellectually step up to him. He’s an unbelievable fighter and I hope he gets his overly deserved championship. Read his book.

  • Forreal

    Who cares what this Douche Bag says. He uses steroids his whole life, and is a liar and CHEATER! Also he talks to much crap and can not back anything up. 3 times he tried to fight for the title and lost. Once after one of his insignificant fights he won he got on the mic and called out Anderson Silva saying Silva sucked and bs. Well he got his shot at fighting Silva and Silva knee’d his face in . What a pathetic looser who runs his mouth all the time.

  • D-MIL

    So…the comment he made about the handicapped child was not actually seen, just what he heard? He sounds like the type of guy that has extreme roid rage and gets much attention by running his mouth. He also made a comment on how he’d slap Ray Lewis. Those 2 guys, LeBron and Ray Lewis, dominated at their profession. He should probably think about perfecting his craft and not talking so much. Just because you “can fight”don’t mean anything. He’s going to say something to the wrong person and they’re not going to fight him, they might just take him out.

  • matt

    “Read his book”? Ah, ah!
    He will “spit you out if you try to intellectually step up to him”. Ah, ah, ah! I guess this guy stand a chance to appear intellectually sharp to people of your intellectual level alone. Doesn’t this make you stop and wonder why?

  • Ozone

    “Ah, ah, ah!” Are you the Count from Sesame Street?

  • Nick

    You can say what you want about about Chael and his fighting record but the fact remains that he actually helps out his community. When i say help, I don’t mean raising some bs fundraiser for a cause in a publicity stunt, he actually spends one on one time with kids and reaches out to them to make their lives better.

  • http://twitter.com/charles116 Charles Almon

    He’s hot!.
    I’m so shallow.

  • Anonymous

    And LeBron James does the same thing! Chael is a fuckin loser who’s trying slander another man’s name who’s known for helping kids around this country.

  • Baboon_Butt_Red

    Zat you, LeBron?

  • s

    Hahahaha the only thing chael has going for him is ……. oh wait he has nothing. What a washed up loser. One fight was decent the fight where silva toyed with this clown and beat him with 10 sec left. Stick to being a wack commentator has been, never will be.

  • Hammerfister

    Sonnen was kicking Silva’s ass in the first title fight. Never took any damage the entire fight and got caught in the last 2:00 of the 5th round I believe by a leg triangle by the number one fighter in the world at the time. I never watched the second fight, and no one can beat Bones Jones right now. I would rather watch Sonnen fight any day of the week than watch another boring Anderson Silva fight. Silva either ends it in the first 10 seconds of the fight or puts the audience to sleep by dancing around for 25 minutes. Chael can fight anyone in his division or 205 and put on a good show. I bet you’re not as good at your job as Chael is at his <3 I know I'm not

  • LebRon Is A Pussy

    LaBron’s a pussy. He would never step into the ring with him out of fear.

  • LebRon Is A Pussy

    LaBron fights like a little girl.

  • LebRon Is A Pussy

    Steve Nash > LaBron James. Steve’s better than any person with a firstname last name, and lastname first name.

  • LebRon Is A Pussy

    LeBron James is prejudiced against the handicapped. How low of a person are you?

  • LebRon Is A Pussy

    That’s still more than you’ll ever be.

  • mike jones

    James is about 6’7″ 240+ pounds would give Sonnen problems!

  • Moses Jabbar

    are you mad idiot?? Lol

  • Moses Jabbar

    are you mad IDIOT?? Lol

  • Moses Jabbar

    are you mad idiot? Lol

  • Ivan

    lol yeah ok sonnen is a pro fighter you dumbass

  • ivan

    stop saying the same shit you stupid fucker go suck lebron and andersons cock you fucking cunt. “are you mad idiot” hur hur hur. fucking sped

  • yea

    and thats gunna matter when chaels’ 235lb frame is on top of him pounding his face in punch after punch???


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