Chuck Liddell Recalls PRIDE’s Drug Testing Procedure
Though Chuck Liddell spent practically his entire career with the UFC, he did get a chance to fight in legendary Japanese promotion PRIDE over in Japan and experienced their notoriously lax drug-testing procedures first-hand.
“I walk in to do a pee test, and somebody hands me a cup,” Liddell recalled in an interview with Bleacher Report. “I head down a hallway, and there’s a left, then a right, then another left. I go in this bathroom by myself and pee in this cup. I go back to the room, and there’s no one in there but there’s a bunch of other cups with people’s names on it.
“Finally, someone shows up and is like, ‘Just put it over there.’ I wondered, ‘What the hell is going on?’ What was the point? There’s no way they were testing any of those cups. I could have had 15 other people fill that cup for me.”