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UFC hall of famer Chuck Liddell arrested on domestic violence charges

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The former UFC light heavyweight champion and longtime MMA star was arrested early Monday morning by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Chuck Liddell attends Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.
Chuck Liddell attends Universal Studios’ Halloween Horror Nights.
Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for Universal Studios Hollywood

Another MMA icon has found themselves in trouble with the law on charges relating to an alleged incident of domestic violence. Late last month Jon Jones made headlines with his arrest in Las Vegas, shortly after his induction to the UFC Hall of Fame. On Monday, October 11th, TMZ reports that fellow UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell has been arrested by the Los Angeles Sheriff’s department.

The arrest report from the incident shows that Liddell was taken into custody at approximately 1:00 am Pacific time, Monday morning, on misdemeanor charges. TMZ states that Liddell and his wife reportedly got into a verbal argument late Sunday night, that escalated into a physical altercation.

More details as to the nature of the incident have not yet been reported, although TMZ notes that Liddell’s wife apparently did not require medical attention. The 51-year-old has since been released from police custody after posting the $20,000 bail.

Liddell retired from combat sports competition back in 2010, following 12 years fighting almost exclusively with the UFC. Up until the promotion’s sale to Endeavor back in 2016, Liddell was a regular face at UFC events as part of the promotion’s staff—a sort of glorified retirement plan for the former champion. Once that deal was terminated, Liddell was vocal in his feelings that he had been pushed out of competing by Dana White. Eventually he returned to the cage in 2018 as part of Oscar De La Hoya’s bid to step into MMA promotion, for a trilogy bout with Tito Ortiz. Liddell lost that fight by first round KO.