A disturbance at Chuck Liddell’s Southern California home on Monday morning led to him being charged with domestic battery, authorities stated.
Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies were called to Liddell’s house in the 24000 block of Jim Bridger Road in Hidden Hills, about 50 miles northwest of downtown Los Angeles, “regarding a family disturbance,” according to a department statement. Upon arrival, deputies discovered that Chuck Liddell had been involved with his wife in a physical altercation,” according to the sheriff’s office. “Mr. Liddell has been arrested for domestic battery. “
The 51-year-old suspect was arrested at about 1 a.m. PDT and booked into custody at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station at about 1: 56 a.m. in lieu of $20,000 bail, according to jail records. The former champion fighter will appear in L.A. Superior Court, Van Nuys, on Wednesday.
Liddell is his manager and also his wife. His attorney was not available for comment Monday.
Known as “The Iceman” in the octagon, Liddell is one of UFC’s most revered fighters, going 21-8 in his Hall of Fame career that spanned from 1998 to 2010. Liddell was a major player in the sport’s mainstream growth, as he fought against Tito Ortiz and Randy Couture.
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