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Troll Watch!

We’ve got a special double edition of Troll Watch today as both James Toney AND Chael Sonnen are doing some serious jumping around crying “Look at meeeee! Look! Look! Me!” First, let’s check in on who James Toney “ain’t playin wit” this week:

[My relationship with Dana White] was good I thought until the fight got signed. I guess Randy Couture and Chuck Liddell are his girlfriends, so you know, it is what it is. If he don’t like me, fuck him. But you know what, after the fight, since he’s been running his mouth lately like a little parrot, I’m gonna knock his ass out too right after the fight. He getting it. Dana White, your ass getting it. I ain’t playing with you. I might get you at the weigh-in if you get in my goddamn face. I ain’t playing with you man… However you want it, you gonna get it… I don’t give a fuck. Fuck Dana White… You ran your mouth at the wrong dude. I’m not Rashad Evans. I’m not Quinton Jackson. I’m not gonna kiss your ass. I’m gonna beat your ass. You can’t talk to me like I’m a bitch, I’m gonna show you.

No comment from me on this one, I think that stands alone as a work of art unto itself. Now let’s see what Chael Sonnen is doing. Insulting one of the most loved athletes in America and saying he got cancer from using steroids you say?

“When you screw up, you have to own it. That stuff really gets under my skin. Take Lance Armstrong. Lance Armstrong did a number of things and he gave himself cancer. He cheated, he did drugs, and he gave himself cancer. Well, instead of saying ‘Hey listen, I cheated and gave myself cancer, don’t be like me.’ He actually made himself the victim and then went out and profited something like $15 million dollars from this ‘Hey, poor me, let’s find a cure for cancer’ campaign instead of just coming clean and saying, ‘Look, here’s what I did, I screwed myself up, and I hope people learn from my mistakes.’ You just watch these guys and can’t help but think, God, what a fraud. You got the whole Michael Phelps being a pothead thing too. I’m just glad I’m in the business I’m in so I can get them in the cage and kick the crap out of them.”

You know, I totally agree: when I saw that picture of Michael Phelps with a bong, I thought “What a fucking fraud. Give back those 14 gold medals you obviously don’t deserve, fraud.” And jeez Chael … even Fox News doesn’t agree with you on the Lance Armstrong thing:

A recent review published in the journal Current Sports Medicine Reports associated steroid use with liver and kidney cancers. Some studies have linked steroid use with prostate cancer. But no published study links steroids use with testicular cancer in humans or laboratory animals. I couldn’t find a study that even suggested such a linkage. It’s not clear where Swift got the notion for his claim that “one of the possible side effects of prolonged steroid use is testicular cancer” – he cited no expert or study.

Keep in mind that steroids have been used and abused, particularly by bodybuilders and other strength athletes, for more than 30 years. If they caused testicular cancer, that association would likely have been documented, or at least hinted at, in the scientific literature by now.

Eugh, I wasted time refuting a troll. Now I feel dirty.