Sonnen says 'rift' with LeBron over


Posted at Jul 19 2013 05:35 PM | Updated as of Jul 20 2013 02:20 AM

MANILA – Former UFC middleweight contender Chael Sonnen said NBA superstar LeBron James has already made peace with him and that there’s no more beef between them.

Sonnen, who recently called James a “dork” in Jim Rome’s program in Showtime, said the Miami Heat forward is already “off the hook.”

"LeBron has made it right," MMA Fighting quoted Sonnen as saying.

When pressed to further comment, he said: "That’s between LeBron and me. He did the right thing, and I forgave him."

The UFC fighter earlier claimed that James made rude comments on her fiancée. This, Sonne said, prompted him to launch a public tirade against the basketball star.

"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," related Sonnen.

Sonnen is scheduled to fight Mauricio "Shogun" Rua in UFC on FOX 1 on August 17 in Boston.