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http://www.mmafighting.com/2013/9/18/4741618/morning-report-fox-sports-chael-sonnens-rihanna-floyd-mayweather-canelo-penn-aldo-ufc-mma-news

After making an appearance on Monday's edition of Fox Sports Live to interview UFC light heavyweight champion Jon Jones, Chael Sonnen sat in on a segment discussing Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s win over Canelo Alvarez last Saturday. When asked for his take on the fight, Sonnen may have gone a step beyond good taste.
 
"Look, Floyd needs to keep doing what he's doing, which is fighting complete tomato cans that we've never heard of before, " said Sonnen. "I've never seen anybody in the history of America get so rich and so famous off of having complete wimps throwing punch at their faces. I know what you're saying. You're saying, ‘Well, it's happened before, what about Rihanna?'"
 
After a smattering of awkward laughter from the panel, Sonnen pauses to ask, "Too soon? Was it too soon?"
 
Tuesday afternoon, FOX released a statement apologizing for the remark:
 
FOX Sports regrets the comments Chael Sonnen made during last night's edition of FOX Sports Live. They were an inappropriate attempt at humor that Sonnen acknowledges shouldn't have been made and he apologizes to anyone who may have been offended by his remarks.
9/18/13 10:28 AM
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Haha. Still funny Phone Post
9/18/13 10:30 AM
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Hilarious and this is perfect for fox sports to get there name out their. At this point any press is good press.
9/18/13 10:32 AM
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EVERYTHING will offend SOMEONE.

Society of pussies and wimps.
9/18/13 10:34 AM
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It was funny. No need for an apology. Phone Post 3.0
9/18/13 10:36 AM
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GarlicSauce - EVERYTHING will offend SOMEONE.

Society of pussies and wimps.
Ain't that the truth wtf happened to this world. Phone Post 3.0
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9/18/13 10:36 AM
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9/18/13 10:36 AM
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People pretending to be offended just makes it better.
9/18/13 10:42 AM
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GarlicSauce - EVERYTHING will offend SOMEONE.

Society of pussies and wimps.

It will become much worse as we gravitate towards an even more liberal society.
9/18/13 10:44 AM
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IT'S STILL FUNNY TO ME, DAMMIT!
9/18/13 10:48 AM
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GarlicSauce - EVERYTHING will offend SOMEONE.

Society of pussies and wimps.
Ain't that the truth wtf happened to this world. Phone Post 3.0
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Yuuuuup. Phone Post
9/18/13 10:51 AM
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Not offensive at all. Also not funny in the least. Lol@ people thinking a hack "Rihanna was punched" joke is funny Phone Post 3.0
9/18/13 10:53 AM
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No problem with the remark at all. Thought it was a weak joke...but if you get offended at THAT, then yes, you are an asshole.

Has Jamie Kilstein chimed in yet about how Chael contributes to rape culture? Fucking christ....
9/18/13 10:53 AM
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T Bag - Not offensive at all. Also not funny in the least. Lol@ people thinking a hack "Rihanna was punched" joke is funny Phone Post 3.0
But having a sn rip iff of a murdering pedo is hilarious. Phone Post
9/18/13 10:56 AM
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KidPittsburgh - IT'S STILL FUNNY TO ME, DAMMIT!

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9/18/13 10:57 AM
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Chaelismyhero - It was funny.People are too sensative.
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9/18/13 10:57 AM
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That's not nice. I bet he wouldn't say that to chris browns face.
9/18/13 11:02 AM
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I am offended that anyone is offended by Chael's remark. Can I sui someone? Phone Post
9/18/13 11:03 AM
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T Bag - Not offensive at all. Also not funny in the least. Lol@ people thinking a hack "Rihanna was punched" joke is funny Phone Post 3.0
But having a sn rip iff of a murdering pedo is hilarious. Phone Post
Are you retarded? What are you going on about Phone Post 3.0
9/18/13 11:08 AM
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This is just Fox Sports seizing a mediocre joke to be both PC and show off to macho sports fans who might hear about. In other words the apology is a publicity stunt, and no one should care Phone Post 3.0
9/18/13 11:09 AM
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GarlicSauce - EVERYTHING will offend SOMEONE.

Society of pussies and wimps.
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9/18/13 11:10 AM
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What a bunch of pussies. It was funny! Phone Post 3.0
9/18/13 11:10 AM
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I can see it now, Chael has to get all of his commentaries and remarks approved by the brass at Fox first. That'll go over well.
9/18/13 11:11 AM
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Stupid to release a statement about a comment made in a show that barely anyone watched Phone Post 3.0
9/18/13 11:12 AM
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Which part was offensive...the reference to a domestic violence issue or the implication that Chris Brown punches like a wimp? Phone Post 3.0

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