Liddell Was Given Drug Test After Infamous TV Appearance

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The following is an excerpt from a Los Angeles Times article by Lance Pugmire:

Liddell also addressed the health concerns that followed his early March appearance on the Dallas television show, “Good Morning Texas,” when he fell asleep while discussing the film “300.”

“I had pneumonia and a fever,” Liddell said.

The fighter said he was out late, then took the prescription sleeping pill Lunesta and an over-the-counter dose of Nyquil before waking early to make the television appearance, which can be viewed on YouTube.

“I needed six to eight hours of sleep and only got three,” Liddell said. “They should've never got me out of bed.”

Following the rambling, often incoherent discussion, Liddell said he was ordered off the promotional road by UFC President Dana White, and was subsequently subjected to a random drug test by the Nevada State Athletic Commission. Keith Kizer, executive officer of the Nevada State Athletic Commission, said Liddell passed the drug test.

“He's been tested several times and has never ran afoul of our tests,” Kizer said. “Chuck was in a weird state on that show. I don't blame people for being concerned about him, but he silenced his critics.”

Ibarra, however, criticized Liddell for appearing on television in that state.

“It was unfortunate that someone so important in the world of mixed-martial arts makes a decision to be out there in the spotlight in a condition like that,” Ibarra said. “Hopefully, he learns for the sport and himself to be more reputable.”

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