Lengthy-time followers of blended martial arts (MMA) keep in mind the times when Chuck Liddell dominated the Final Preventing Championship (UFC) Mild Heavyweight division with an iron fist. They’ll additionally keep in mind his fall from grace, which was about as sudden and last as Ronda Rousey’s. One second nobody might contact him after which immediately Quinton “Rampage” Jackson knocked him out within the first spherical and it was all downhill from there.
There have been indicators that Liddell was taking his eye off the ball. Tales of his arduous partying methods have been well-known, and should you occurred to be in Las Vegas the night time earlier than an “Iceman” battle there was an opportunity you may run into the person himself partying on the strip.
Liddell managed to maintain it collectively sufficient within the public eye for essentially the most half, however there may be an notorious clip of him on a WFAA “Good Morning Texas” present the place a clearly blitzed and half-conscious Liddell muttered and slurred his means by way of a 6 a.m. interview.
For years Liddell simply blamed the state of affairs on Nyquil and pneumonia, whereas followers handed it off as a case of the Don’t-Give-A-S—ts. And hey … should you don’t need UFC asking you to do normie breakfast present bulls—t, doing what Liddell did that morning was the right method to get out of ever having to do this stuff once more once more.
However, now we’re getting just a little extra context from Chuck Liddell’s new “Icebreakers” podcast.
“That night time I didn’t exit,” Liddell insisted. “I hadn’t gone out trigger I used to be sick from going out! I took Ambien. My buddy gave me Ambien. I used to be having issues sleeping. I don’t understand how they woke me up. They received me, they didn’t wake me up mentally, however they received me to that present one way or the other. I don’t understand how.”
The query we’ve got is how a lot Ambien Liddell took, as a result of the “Iceman” was zonked out the whole day.
“For me, I didn’t even keep in mind getting house,” Liddell mentioned. “I used to be in Texas. I needed to fly to San Diego and any individual drove me from San Diego to [San Luis Obispo], and I don’t keep in mind getting house. That’s how dangerous that was. It was the weirdest.”