No Chael did not say he had surgery but he let Lansberg lead the sheep into thinking he did. Chael did respond with "I am suprised you have that information" or something along those lines which insinuates it might be true.
“When I sign a contract to fight, I’m agreeing to fight a guy on a certain day at a certain time and in a certain venue,” he continued. “It’s my job to feel good when I go out and do it and if I don’t that may play a hand in the fight.”
Michael Landsberg ✔ @heylandsberg
“@LatsOfRunning: @mauroranallo He won't deny it, which to me is the same as admitting it. He just doesn't like to be seen as the excuse guy
7:37 PM - 18 Dec 2013
Late Wednesday evening after his appearance on "UFC Tonight," Sonnen appeared on Fox Sports 1, during which he was asked about the procedure. The self-proclaimed "American Gangster" was obviously upset; however, he still did not deny that it happened.
"My personal medical business is just that, personal, I'm furious that they were given this information."