We know UFC fighter Chael Sonnen can throw down, but really? Going after LeBron & Ray Lewis?! I think you’re a bit outta your league buddy. He stopped by ”Jim Rome on Showtime” and had a few things to say about LeBron and somehow threw Ray Lewis into the mix.
Check out what he said & let us know what you think…
LeBron James may be the best basketball player in the world, but to Chael Sonnen, he’s just a dork masquerading around as a world champion.
The UFC light heavyweight star was recently a guest on ”Jim Rome on Showtime,” where he talked about “King James” and the difference between a national champion and a world champion:
“I think LeBron’s a dork. It frustrates me to hear that these guys are world champions. He won one world championship, and it was in the Olympic games. It’s so aggravating to hear somebody win an NBA title and be called a world champion when it’s only done in America. If you’re not a global event where everybody can participate, you didn’t win a world title. You won a national title.”
Perhaps the most shocking part of the interview comes at the end, where Sonnen even takes a shot at two-time Super Bowl champ and future NFL Hall of Famer Ray Lewis:
“You got this guy LeBron’s a wimp, you got this nerd named Ray Lewis, it’s like if I saw these guys I’d smack them both at the same time on principle.”
There is obviously a degree of sensitivity for Sonnen, a former Olympian and UFC title contender, when it comes to throwing around the term “world champion.”