Chuck Liddell was arrested Monday, October 11 after an alleged domestic violence incident. The UFC hall-of-famer was released shortly after posting $20,000 bail.
Days later, TMZ reports that the 51-year-old former UFC light heavyweight champion has filed for divorce from his wife of 10 years. Liddell was said to have filed for “dissolution w/ minor children” at an LA courthouse.
Police reportedly determined that it was a verbal argument that turned physical. In a statement he released after, Liddell made claims that he was actually the “victim” and just “volunteered” to be arrested in his wife’s place.
Liddell, who used to be the face of the UFC during his prime, retired from competition in 2010. He made a one-off comeback at age 49 to take on a third fight with Tito Ortiz in 2018, but lost via first-round knockout. Liddell lost his belt in a 2007 KO loss to Quinton Jackson, which would be part of a streak of six losses in seven fights to end his MMA career.