Chuck Liddell News
Video | Former rivals Chuck Liddell and Tito Ortiz seen partying together at Israel Adesanya’s UFC 287 after party
Harry Kettle - April 10, 2023
Chuck Liddell doesn't expect Israel Adesanya to make it past the third round at UFC 287: "I’m thinking that he’s going to end it in three"
Lewis Simpson - April 6, 2023
Alex Pereira shows final preparations for Israel Adesanya rematch with Chuck Liddell and Glover Teixeira (VIDEO)
Josh Evanoff - March 28, 2023
Chuck Liddell cautiously optimistic for Conor McGregor's return against Michael Chandler: "I want to see if he comes back serious"
Josh Evanoff - February 13, 2023
Chuck Liddell’s ex-wife claims ‘The Iceman’ is suffering from CTE: “He can’t remember stuff and gets stuck on speech”
Susan Cox - September 22, 2022
Chuck Liddell riding with fellow legend Anderson Silva to finish Jake Paul: "He's got nothing to lose"
Josh Evanoff - September 16, 2022
Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell believes that Anderson Silva will knockout Jake Paul. ‘The Spider’ has been out of action since his no-contest exhibition boxing match with Bruno Machado in May. The bout was the Brazilian’s third since departing the UFC in 2020. Silva had previously scored victories over Julio Cesar Chavez Jr. and Tito Ortiz in the boxing ring.
Chuck Liddell sends message of support to Cain Velasquez during attempted murder trial: "We love you"
Josh Evanoff - May 30, 2022
Former UFC light-heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell is the latest to show support to Cain Velasquez. Earlier this year, the former UFC heavyweight champion was arrested on attempted murder charges. The former MMA fighter reportedly chased a man through traffic and fired at his vehicle several times. Over the following weeks, more details were released as to the situation involving Velasquez.
Watch Chuck Liddell freak out after longtime friend Glover Teixeira wins the UFC light heavyweight title
Adam Martin - October 31, 2021
Watch Chuck Liddell freak out after his longtime friend Glover Teixeira won the UFC light heavyweight title on Saturday at UFC 267. Teixeira and Liddell are longtime friends and former training partners at The Pit under the tutelage of coach John Hackleman. The two fighters have remained good friends for years since then, and this weekend, their careers came full circle when Teixeira won the UFC light heavyweight title with a second-round submission win over Jan Blachowicz. Liddell was once the UFC light heavyweight champ himself, and now all these years later, it is Teixeira who is the champion, becoming the second fighter trained by Hackleman to win a belt.
Chuck Liddell not to be charged after domestic violence arrest
Drake Riggs - October 18, 2021
The Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office won’t be charging former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell for a recent domestic violence incident involving his wife. Liddell and his estranged partner, Heidi, got into an argument that led to the once-UFC poster boy’s arrest this past week after things allegedly got physical. Prosecutors have now decided not to charge either Chuck or Heidi for the incident, confirms MMA Fighting.
Chuck Liddell releases statement after allegedly being arrested for domestic violence: 'I was the victim'
Cole Shelton - October 11, 2021
Former UFC light heavyweight champion, Chuck Liddell has released a statement after allegedly being arrested for domestic violence. On Monday morning, TMZ Sports reported that the “L.A. Sherriff’s Department received a call about a fight at a Liddell’s San Fernando Valley home. When cops arrived, they investigated, and determined the 51-year-old former fighter was involved in a verbal argument that turned physical.”
Chuck Liddell reportedly arrested for domestic violence
Adam D Martin - October 11, 2021
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell was reportedly arrested for domestic violence and he is currently sitting in a Los Angeles jail. TMZ Sports reported that Liddell was arrested on Monday morning. According to TMZ, the “L.A. Sherriff’s Department received a call about a fight at a Liddell’s San Fernando Valley home. When cops arrived, they investigated, and determined the 51-year-old former fighter was involved in a verbal argument that turned physical.”
Tito Ortiz praises Anderson Silva following knockout: “Even Liddell didn't clip me that bad. That was a good punch.”
Adam D Martin - September 12, 2021
Tito Ortiz praised Anderson Silva following his knockout loss, saying that “even Liddell didn’t clip me that bad. That was a good punch.” Ortiz made his professional boxing debut against Silva on Saturday night at the Seminole Hard Rock in Hollywood, Florida, and the fight did not go well for the former UFC light heavyweight champion. Ortiz looked slow from the opening bell, and after trying to hurt Silva with punches near the corner of the ring, “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” was clipped right on the chin with a short punch by Silva and then dropped by another.
Chuck Liddell interested in a bare-knuckle fight: "Come and talk to me"
Cole Shelton - July 27, 2021
Chuck Liddell is interested in fighting again and wants it to be in bare-knuckle. At BKFC 19 last weekend, Liddell was part of an alternative commentary with his podcast partners from the Drinkin’ Bros network. During the fights, they asked him if he’d be interested in fighting in BKFC and floated a purse of $100k. Although Liddell scoffed at the $100k, he did say he would be interested in fighting sans gloves.
Chuck Liddell promises he won't stop Lamar Odom vs. Aaron Carter boxing match early: "I'm gonna let 'em fight"
Adam D Martin - June 1, 2021
Chuck Liddell does not think Jake Paul will accept his challenge: "He’s going to risk getting hurt like that?"
Chris Taylor - May 29, 2021
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell does not expect that YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul will respond his recent callout. Earlier this month, Liddell responded to a fan who had suggested that he should be the next man to square off with the younger Paul brother.
Tito Ortiz calls out Chuck Liddell: "We need to run it back"
Adam Martin - May 16, 2021
UFC Hall of Famer Tito Ortiz called out fellow MMA legend Chuck Liddell for a fourth fight between the two, saying “we need to run it back.” Ortiz and Liddell have previously met three times. The first two times, Liddell was able to finish Ortiz with strikes at the height of his career in the UFC. The third time, these two met three years ago in their late 40s and this time, Ortiz got the last laugh when he was able to knock Liddell out. The series is 2-1 for Liddell, but Ortiz wants to even it up.
Chuck Liddell will be special guest referee for Lamar Odom vs. Aaron Carter celebrity boxing match
Adam D Martin - May 13, 2021
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell will be the special guest referee for the upcoming Lamar Odom vs. Aaron Carter celebrity boxing match. Odom, the former NBA star, and Carter, the former pop singer, will fight each other on June 11 in Atlantic City, New Jersey. FITE TV made the announcement on Thursday that Liddell, the longtime UFC light heavyweight champion and one of the greatest MMA fighters of all time, will be the special guest referee for the fight. Check out the announcement.
Chuck Liddell open to fighting Jake Paul: “I’m ready anytime for that clown”
Adam D Martin - May 10, 2021
UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell said that he’s ready to fight YouTuber-turned-boxer Jake Paul, saying “I’m ready anytime for that clown.” Liddell was responding to a fan who had suggested that either Liddell, UFC middleweight champion Israel Adesanya or former UFC lightweight champion Khabib Nurmagomedov should fight Paul, who has quickly turned himself into one of combat sports’ biggest names. Taking to his social media to respond, “The Iceman” said that he’d be happy to fight Paul.
Chuck Liddell tells hilarious story about punching nightclub DJ in the body
Adam D Martin - May 5, 2021
Chuck Liddell opens up on infamous "Good morning Texas" interview from 2007
Christopher Taylor - April 21, 2021
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell recently opened up on his infamous “Good morning Texas” appearance from 2007. At the time of the interview, Liddell (21-9 MMA), was still ruling the UFC’s 205-pound division. ‘The Iceman’ was 3 months removed from his second career knockout victory over rival Tito Ortiz and just 90 days away from fighting Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson at UFC 71.
Randy Couture recounts playing spoiler to the UFC’s plans for Chuck Liddell
Harry Kettle - February 1, 2021
UFC legend Randy Couture remembers playing the role of “spoiler” when he beat Chuck Liddell way back at UFC 43. Couture is so often regarded as a legend in mixed martial arts and rightly so, but many often forget that it was towards the end of what many considered to be his “prime” that he did some of his best work.
Chuck Liddell explains why he intervened at a recent protest in California
Harry Kettle - June 4, 2020
UFC legend Chuck Liddell has explained why he tried to intervene in the George Floyd protests in California this past weekend. The protests across the United States have largely been peaceful, but the escalation of violence in some areas of the country has been well documented. Part of this has been due to looters, whereas police brutality has also played a leading role.
VIDEO | Chuck Liddell attempts to soothe tensions at Huntington Beach rally
Tom Taylor - June 1, 2020
Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell did his part to diffuse tensions at a rally in Huntington Beach, California. Like many other cities across the United States, Huntington Beach has been the setting of rallies and protests in response to the death of George Floyd, an unarmed black man who was killed by a police officer in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25. Several of these protests have turned violent, and Liddell was evidently eager to avoid such an outcome in Huntington Beach.
Chuck Liddell explains why he would have given Jon Jones trouble if they fought
Tom Taylor - April 10, 2020
Chuck Liddell: It's "an honor" to have inspired Conor McGregor
Tom Taylor - April 9, 2020
Conor McGregor has made no secret of his admiration for former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell. The feeling seems to be mutual.
Chuck Liddell wants to wrestle for WWE
Adam Martin - March 3, 2020
UFC legend Chuck Liddell says he is interested in wrestling for WWE and says his dream matchup would be against The Rock. Liddell, the former UFC light heavyweight champion and one of the most popular MMA fighters of all time, came out of an eight-year retirement only to get knocked out by rival Tito Ortiz at a Golden Boy MMA event in November 2018. He has not competed in MMA since, and at age 50 it seems unlikely he will return to cage fighting anytime soon.