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Chuck Liddell reveals reason for bizarre, incoherent interview in 2007

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  1. sdpdude9 Red Belt

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    Some of the old school fans might remember this.



    Back in 2007, Liddell was in Dallas on a promotional tour where he made an appearance on the WFAA “Good Morning Texas” show. Liddell was slurring his speech and barely coherent when answering questions to the point where the show’s host had to shake him awake to see if he could still continue the interview.

    The situation got so much publicity that Liddell had to undergo a drug test in the state of Nevada before being sanctioned for his next fight in the UFC.

    Now 14 years later, Liddell had the interview brought up to him again, this time by his former boss, UFC President Dana White, who addressed the building of superstars in the promotion and the pitfalls that can often times accompany such fame.

    “I’ll take the record for that one,” Liddell said. “Actually that night I didn’t go out. I hadn’t gone out cause I was sick from going out.

    “I took Ambien. My buddy gave me Ambien. I was having problems sleeping. I don’t know how they woke me up. They didn’t wake me up mentally, but they got me to that show somehow. I don’t know how.”

    If Liddell’s demeanor during the interview wasn’t bad enough, he also added that the foggy haze from the pills he took that night didn’t wear off until after he returned home again … even if he doesn’t remember how he got there.

    “For me, I didn’t even remember getting home,” he said. “I was in Texas, I had to fly to San Diego and somebody drove me from San Diego to [San Luis Obispo], and I don’t remember getting home. That’s how bad that was. It was the weirdest.”

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  2. OverhandRightKayo Blue Belt

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    He just hadn't slept.
     
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  3. andrejxvii Yellow Card Yellow Card

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    tldr he fell asleep cause he was on medicine
     
  4. Linelo Black Belt

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    “Ambien”

    <EdgyBrah>
     
  5. TheMessiah Brown Belt

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    The interviewer was thinking for sure its CTE
     
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  6. mma fighter Blue Belt

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    Sure Chuck... Ambien.
     
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  7. Espresso @Terrorist Rat Led BathtubBrothers #DefendorVacate

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    Should've gave him a line then
     
  8. Slatersan Black Belt

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    Aka I blew lines for two nights and they gave me ambien to sleep.
     
  9. Credo Proper Gold

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    Where can i get Ambien?

    (asking for a friend)
     
  10. Ironnik94 Silver Belt

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    When you've been partying on a sunday and start to realize the next day that "fuck tomorrow, going to work with a hangover and barely any sleep surely ain't that bad!" was the wrong attitude.
     
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  11. GoGetSomeFansJon Purple Belt

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    Not everyone can handle their lines of blow like Jon Jones can

    <JonesLaugh>
     
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  12. Espresso @Terrorist Rat Led BathtubBrothers #DefendorVacate

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    Just tell your doctor you can't fall asleep.
     
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  13. Credo Proper Gold

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    Thanx! Looking forward to a good night sleep.

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  14. waldywaldy lol motherfuckers

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    You're better off doing blow

    Ambien is fucking horrible
     
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  15. RicardinhoPT Brown Belt

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    This is not news, he has said the same thing in his book years ago.

    Not that I believe him...
     
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  16. 91 seconds Sideburn Fedor is 31-0

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    And here I thought he blamed it on the Robitussin CTE Cold & Flu
     
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  17. JudoThrowFiasco Charming Quark Platinum Member

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    More likely is he was on a bender, tried to come down with a downer, didn't take hold like he wanted and then he blasted more lines.
     
  18. CerebralKnievel Gold Belt

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    I still cringe just to recall those days at work I had to suffer through because I'd been awake for a day or two on some repulsive narcotic.
     
  19. AndrewGolota48 Silver Belt

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    That interview was an all time classic in MMA history.

    I remember back then Dana said it was due to Nyquil.
     
  20. Lucas1980 Orange Belt

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    Yeah.....Ambien will make you do all crazy type of shit. I'd rather have a bad night sleep then take that crap again. 5909ebc4aa7f9f72078f2d8e8d9c852e.jpg
     

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