Chuck Liddell Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 02 Oct, 2018
Facts of Chuck Liddell
Date of Birth: 1969 , December-17
Age: 48 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 2 Inch
Name Chuck Liddell
Birth Name Charles David Liddell
Nick Name The Ice Man
Nationality American
Birth Place/City Santa Barabara, California
Ethnicity White
Profession Fighter
Net Worth $14 million
Eye Color Black
Weight in KG 93
Famous for UFC
Affair with Heidi Northcott
Children Charles David Liddell Jr., Guinevere, Trista, and Cade
Education California Polytechnic State University
Online Presence Instagram, Twitter
Movies How High, War Pigs
TV Show Hawaii Five-0
Books Iceman: My Fighting Life
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Chuck Liddell aka The Ice Man began fighting in his early age when his grandparents motivated him toward mixed martial arts. Following his interest, he studied Koei-Kan karate when he was 12 years old and eventually made his professional debut in the UFC at the age of 29. Shortly after his professional debut, Liddell proved himself as an extraordinary MMA fighter. But life isn't always easy as he faced multiple failures before retiring in 2010. Aside from his fighting career, Chuck Liddell appeared on several movies and television shows. Similarly, the talented personality is enjoying a longtime love relationship with his partner Heidi Northcott

Early Life Of Chuck Liddell

Chuck Liddell was born on 17 December 1969 in Santa Barabara, California. His birth name is Charles David Liddell and his zodiac sign is Sagittarius. Liddell was raised by his single mother and there is no information about his father. He grew up in the close guidance of his maternal grandparents and his grandfather taught him boxing techniques in his early age. 

Liddell attended San Marcos High School where he began playing football and wrestling. Later he attended California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo, California and graduated in 1995 with a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Accounting. 

Chuck Liddell's Career

Chuck Liddell began fighting in his high school. In his college days, he has had a record of 20 wins and 2 loses in an amateur kickboxing. Then he took training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under the coach of Jon Lewis in Las Vegas. The fighter made his professional career debut in 1998 at UFC 17: Redemption match in Mobile, Alabama. In his debut fight, Liddell fought against Noe Hernandez and had a victory. 

Following his victorious beginning of professional MMA career, he went on becoming the number 1 contender in the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship around the time of 2002. Liddell participated on several UFC Championship with the most of wins. In his MMA career, he fought with some of the incredible MMA fighters including, Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, Jeremy Horn, and others. 

CAPTION: Chuck Liddell SOURCE: MMA junkie

One can never be always on the top. Likewise, Liddell's flourishing fighting career took downfall from the year 2007. After facing continuous defeat with the fighters like Quinton Jackson, Mauricio Rua, Rashad Evans, and Rich Franklin, Liddell ultimately decided to retire from his fighting career. The fight broke the news with the heavy heart in the UFC 125 press conference in December 2010. 

As of 2018, it's been eight years since he last fought, however, the fighter is planning to return in the MMA fighting. It was announced that Chuck will be fighting against Tito Ortiz which will take place on the 24th November 2018. 

In 2008, Chuck published his autobiography book titled Iceman: My Fighting Life. In the book, she shared his journey of MMA career. 

Alongside his celebrated MMA career, the accomplished fighter Chuck Liddell worked on several movies and television series. To name a few, he notably appeared in the movies like How High (2001), The Death and Life of Bobby Z (2007), War Pigs (2015), and others. Similarly, Liddell starred in the several television shows including Punk'd (2007), Hawaii Five-0 (2011), Workaholics (2017), and many others. 

Likewise, the fighter appeared on the 9th season of the popular dance show, Dancing With The Stars in 2009. In the show, he showed some amazing dancing skills alongside his professional dancer partner, Anna Trebunskaya. Despite his incredible dancing skills, the star was eliminated from the show on 13 October 2009 finishing in 11th place. 

Chuck Liddell's Net Worth

From his incredible fighting career, Chuck Liddell has an impressive net worth of $14 million. No wonder as he appeared on several fights in his MMA fighting career of over many years. Here's a list of the fighter's some of the incredible fights. 

  • April 2004: The fighter won the fight against Tito Ortiz at UFC 47 tournament and received an impressive winning amount of $100,000 ($50,000 to show and $50,000 win bonus)
  • April 2005: Liddell won the fight against the fighter Randy Couture in UFC 52 match and was paid a total winning price of $140,000 ($70,000 for show and $70,000 win bonus)
  • August 2005: He also won the fight over Jeremy Horn at the UFC 54 tournament and received $160,000 ($80,000 to show and $80,000 win bonus)
  • February 2006: He again won the fight against Couture at the UFC 57 match and received a handsome price of $250,000.
  • May 2007: Chuck lost the fight against the Quinton Jackson at the UFC 71 tournament but was paid an attractive amount of $500,000 for his appearance in the show.
  • September 2007: He again lost the fight against Keith Jardine at the UFC 76 tournament and was paid a huge amount of $500,000 for his participation in the show. 
  • December 2007: Liddell won the fight against Wanderlei Silva at the UFC 79 and received the total winning amount of $550,000 ($500,000 for show and $50,000 Fight of the Night bonus)
  • September 2008: The fighter lost the fight against Rashad Evans in UFC 88 but was paid $500,000 for his appearance in the match.
  • June 2010: He also lost the fight against the fighter Rich Franklin at the UFC 115. Liddell was paid $500,000 for his appearance in the fight.

From his successful career in mixed martial arts, the fighter earned the total income of $4,380,000.

Chuck Liddell's Personal Life

Chuck Liddell is in a serious relationship with his girlfriend Heidi Northcott for a long time now. The MMA fighter took their relationship to the next level by proposing his lady love on 4 November 2010. Since then, the couple is inseparable and are happily together with no controversies.     

CAPTION: Chuck Liddell with his partner Heidi Northcott SOURCE: From Chuck Liddell's Instagram

From their relationship, the two are parents to their two children; a daughter named Guinevere born in 2011 and a son named Charles David Liddell Jr. born in 2013. Liddell is seen hanging out with his family on several occasions. Here's an Instagram post of him having some good time with his family. 

Previously, the fighter was in a love relationship with an MMA fighter Casey Noland. But for some unknown reason, their relationship didn't last long and Liddell and Noland broke up after a few years of togetherness. Though they ended their relationship, the two share a daughter named Trista.

Chuck Liddell was also in another relationship from which he is a father to a son named Cade

Interview

Liddell appeared in the morning television show Good Morning Texas in March 2007. In the interview, he promoted his epic war film 300. Amid the interview, the fighter fell asleep. Here's a short clip of the fighter's interview.

From the beginning of the interview, Chuck appeared tired and sleepy. The host even asked the fighter whether he is okay or not. Later on, UFC President Dana White and Liddell's head coach Scott VanGilder explained that Liddell was suffering from pneumonia and he had taken a large dose of sedatives the night before the interview which made him all drowsy and he couldn't speak well in the interview. 

Body Measurement

  • Heigh: He stands at 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 m).
  • Weight: He weighs 205 lbs (93 kg). 
  • Eye color: Black

Here's a video Chuck Liddell. 

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