You knew this was coming .......

According to TMZ, Bubba the Love Sponge just went on his radio show and claimed Hulk Hogan may have played a role in the release of the sex tape. During the show, Bubba made it clear that he and Hogan are no longer friends.

During his show, Bubba called Hulk a "self-centered" man who has delusionally convinced himself that Nick was innocent in that 2007 car crash, Brooke actually has talent and that Linda is a "whore." Bubba then even defended Linda during the show. Some quotes from the show include the following…

"I'm gonna be honest with you, I have not seen the tape ... including me supposedly bragging and being a horse's ass.

At the end of the day, I can't even comment on the validity ... [Hulk] could have had something to do with the leak of it."

Bubba also added that he let Hulk have sex with his then-wife Heather Clem, noting that they all consensually agreed to it and reminding Hulk, "Nobody put a gun to your head."

For what it's worth, we're told Hogan had no idea he was being filmed and is not responsible for the tape leaking. This is Bubba trying to spin things now that the police and FBI are involved.

Here is the TMZ.com article:

Bubba the Love Sponge just went on his radio show ... and claimed Hulk Hogan may have played a role in the release of the sex tape ... despite several public denials.

During the show, Bubba made it clear ... he and Hulk are no longer best friends -- in fact, it sounds like they pretty much hate each other's guts.

At one point in the show, Bubba called Hulk a "self-centered" man who has delusionally convinced himself that Nick was innocent in that 2007 car crash, Brooke actually has talent and that Linda is "whore." Bubba actually defends Linda throughout the show.

Bubba never really denied having anything to do with the sex tape -- but said, "I'm gonna be honest with you, I have not seen the tape ... including me supposedly bragging and being a horse's ass."

We broke the story, there is footage of Bubba on the sex tape ... talking about selling the footage if he ever wanted to be rich enough to retire.

On the radio show, Bubba continued, "At the end of the day, I can't even comment on the validity ... [Hulk] could have had something to do with the leak of it,"

Bubba also touched on the fact that he let Hulk have sex with his then-wife Heather Clem -- saying they all consensually agreed to it and reminding Hulk, "Nobody put a gun to your head."

TMZ broke the story, Hulk is suing Bubba and Heather for $100 million -- claiming they taped him without his consent.