Chael Sonnen details history/beef with Lebron James


While appearing on the Jim Rome show last week, UFC middleweight Chael Sonnen made some unfriendly remarks about NBA super star Lebron James. Turns out the remarks were not unwarranted as Chael Sonnen told Bleacher Report an in interview today:

Bleacher Report: What prompted you to call LeBron James a dork on the Jim Rome show? Is there any sort of history between the two of you?

Chael Sonnen: His name being brought up prompted it. He makes Urkel look cool. I would have liked to call him a twat, but they changed subjects. 

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.

B/R: You versus LeBron James at UFC 200. Who wins the fight, and how?

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

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sackattack3323 site profile image  

6/21/13 5:55 AM by sackattack3323

I hardly believe lebron would stiff fans let alone a handicapped kid. Lebron is always interacting with fans especially kids. Dude has donated millions for boys and girls club. Like when he did "the decision " where he held TV show on him choosing where he was going to play. He took tons of heat for that but everyone forgets he did that to help keep open a boys and girls club and donated every dollar that generated to the cause. Lebron may be a lot of things, but a dick head to fans especially kids he isn't

maxbrothersinc site profile image  

6/21/13 5:44 AM by maxbrothersinc

Because you know ....nevermind.

TenOfSwords site profile image  

6/21/13 5:25 AM by TenOfSwords

As I recall, the last time Chael got into it with a black dude who's bigger than he is, things didn't work out too well for him.

Skeezy420 site profile image  

6/21/13 1:46 AM by Skeezy420

Quick backstory: I worked for a sport memorabilia business for about 4 years. I was part of the "team" that attended functions, games and other events while also going to hotels to get autographs to fill the store.I've met Lebron due to this a few times and can say Ive had bad results with him and I can say for a fact, he will NEVER come across as a "friendly guy". 1st time I met him was on the campus of Penn University. He was there for a HS basketball tournament and this was about a month after he was on the ESPN the Mag cover and started headlining friday nights HS hoops on ESPN 2. Me and about 5 other guys saw him leaving the building to go to the team bus. He was walking about 50 feet to the team bus. He signed 0 autographs. He took 0 photos. He didn't say a word.2nd time I met him was at a Cavilers fan appreciation night autograph signing. Basically, season ticket holders got to get a team item signed by the entire team. Lebron being Lebron, would not sign ANYTHING but a 6x8 black and white team issued photo of him because of his contract with some memorabilia firm. It is the only time I have ever got Lebron James to sign a item.The 3rd and final time I "met" Lebron was outside a Ritz Carlton in DC. He walked to the team bus with headphones on prior to the shoot around in the morning without stopping, and repeated that process coming back and leaving for the game again. I really don't care about myself, I planned on selling anything I got signed anyways to be honest. But when I have been at these places there has been kids looking for autographs and photos and he treats them the same as he did me (at the time about 19-22 yrs old) or anyone to be honest. In my entire experience doing that job, Lebron, Randy Moss, and Marvin Harrison rank 1-2-3 in the meanest athlete department.

JBFIGHTER site profile image  

6/21/13 1:24 AM by JBFIGHTER

Chael choked harder than the spurs did in game 6 always a loser

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6/21/13 1:08 AM by sirjoshua


Entreri site profile image  

6/20/13 7:19 PM by Entreri

"He’d run away faster than his hairline. His hair went North, his talents went South, and his mother went West."LOL. Chael has the best lines!

Lazer MMA site profile image  

6/20/13 7:09 PM by Lazer MMA

"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."LOL!

asn site profile image  

6/20/13 5:48 PM by asn

I was at a summer league game in the early 2000's in Boston that Lebron played in against the Celtics. Kids were going up to all the players during shoot around, between quarters and after the game and all the players were great signing autographs and taking pics when they could. Lebron was the only guy that I didn't see sign a single autograph or take a pic. I can't remember if I heard it from Lebron's mouth or someone else there, but his reasoning was his agent told him not to.Seemed like a complete dbag. Granted he was the one everyone wanted and was getting hounded more than everyone else, but still seemed classless.

TheRaider site profile image  

6/20/13 3:46 PM by TheRaider

Mad verbal skills.