Sonnen trolls TSN with false colon surgery story

 

TSA.ca is reporting that UFC fighter Chael Sonnen had several inches of his colon removed during emergency surgery on Nov. 15, just one day before his first-round loss to Rashad Evans at UFC 167.

Sonnen played TSN Off The Record host Michael Landsberg like a fiddle, after Landsberg revealed that a source told him about the surgery.

"I would say this - I don't make excuses before fights or after fights, and if I had anything to deal with, I'll deal with it. But when it's time to fight, I'll walk out there and fight. It's a little bit of a surprise that you had that information."

"Look here's the bottom line - When I sign a contract to fight, I'm agreeing to fight a guy on a certain day at a certain time and in a certain venue. It's my job to feel good when I go out and do it and if I don't that may play a hand in the fight."

Landsberg then defended the announcement on Twitter:

Michael Landsberg @heylandsberg
He won't deny it, which to me is the same as admitting it. He just doesn't like to be seen as the excuse guy

According to this narrative, despite the medical emergency, Sonnen did not withdraw from the scheduled matchup in Las Vegas on Nov. 16. He was defeated by Rashad Evans in the first-round by TKO.

In an interview with DeadSpin, Nevada State Athletic Commissioner Keith Kizer verified that, yes, Cheal Sonnen did not have colon surgery.

"I checked with the UFC," said Kizer. "They verified with Chael and his team that he did not have any surgery prior to the Rashad Evans fight. According to Chael, the interviewer asked him a question and Chael, coyly, didn't answer him directly as the article clearly states, and the interviewer inferred that the answer to his question was in the affirmative."

Sonnen stayed kayfabe on Wednesday's "UFC Tonight."

"My personal medical business is just that, personal," said Sonnen. "I'm furious that they were given this information."

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Rambo John J site profile image  

12/28/13 11:18 PM by Rambo John J

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bhealthy site profile image  

12/25/13 9:44 PM by bhealthy

TTT

bhealthy site profile image  

12/23/13 6:30 PM by bhealthy

Phael: the only guy in the world that can have half his colon removed and still be full of SH*t!

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

12/23/13 2:08 PM by ABE FROMAN

So we don't know he made it up and he decided to go along with some bullshit?I stand by my original statement.

Chromium site profile image  

12/23/13 1:59 PM by Chromium

Dude it's not like he made up the rumor (that we know of anyway). He just decided to roll with Landsberg's gibberish.

scarfacedave site profile image  

12/23/13 12:21 PM by scarfacedave

lol at next level trolling...Only when you know your fans are stupid enough to believe anything...

sevr1 site profile image  

12/20/13 10:23 PM by sevr1

Chael P would never do such a thing!

Mark Hunts Pet Monkey site profile image  

12/20/13 8:42 AM by Mark Hunts Pet Monkey

Pfft. That's nothing. Rashad had open heart surgery the night before he fought Machida.

Chomas site profile image  

12/20/13 6:19 AM by Chomas

Classic Chael.

ABE FROMAN site profile image  

12/20/13 5:43 AM by ABE FROMAN

Pretty shitty to taint your 'friend's' win like this.



 

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