Former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Charles David Liddell, better known by his stage name Chuck Liddell, is a mixed martial arts athlete born in Santa Barbara, California on December 17, 1969, to parents of partially Irish descent. Not much is known about his father, who was not involved in his upbringing. He was raised by his mother and grandmother along with his other siblings and attended San Marcos High School, where he was very active in wrestling. Since Chuck was a very athletic child, he was also active in the soccer team as a center and linebacker.
Chuck Liddell’s grandmother introduced him and his siblings to boxing at a very young age, so he learned Koei-Kan-Karate at the age of 12. After high school, he went to California Polytechnic State University to study business/accounting and graduated in 1995. During this time Chuck Liddell also became a Division I wrestler. By the time he graduated, he had broken several records and set many others. As an amateur kickboxer, he held a record of only 2 defeats and 20 wins, 16 of which he won by knockout.
After school Liddel made the decision to take his career as a mixed martial artist to the next level. He moved to Las Vegas Nevada where he was taken under the wings of Jon Lewis and began training in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu.
Chuck Liddell Career
He made his professional debut in 1998 at UFC 17, an event held as part of the Ultimate Fighting Championship in Alabama. He scored a victory in his first fight against Noe Hernandez, won his next fight by defeating Vale Tudo fighter Jose “Pele” Landi-Johns, but soon had to concede his first defeat to Jeremy Horn, whereupon he returned to a winning streak that made him a top contender and a force to be reckoned with. In 2002, the name Chuck Liddell was well known in the UFC as a contender for the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship.
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In 2013, the champ switched to representing the UFC at the Pride championships. This came after he suffered a defeat in a spate of punches from heavyweight champion Randy Couture. Back in the UFC, his feud with Tito Ortiz soon reached its boiling point on April 2, 2004, in a UFC 47 game. Although Liddell won, Tito did not forgive him for blinding him with a blow that left him black until the fight was over.
Among his many other successes in his career, Chuck was known for being exceptional when he knocked Vernon Tiger out white, breaking his orbital bone with his hands … very badly! He trained alongside John Hackleman from all his active years from 1998 to 2010, winning many awards, including admission to the UFC Hall of Fame.
Chuck Liddell proved his worth outside the ring as well, trying his hand at movies and reality TV, where he excelled as himself in the leading roles or as a voice actor. He published his autobiographical book entitled Iceman: My Fighting Life in 2008.
Chuck Liddell Net Worth
With the level of fame, he has achieved as a mixed martial artist, Chuck Liddell has made a lot of money and is worth even more than was quoted. Although his other sources of income have not been disclosed, it is estimated that he makes about $4 million a year. This puts his net worth at over $16 million.
Chuck has amassed wealth from the many real estate investments he has made. He has a 5,923-square-foot home with a swimming pool, basketball court, and valued ceilings. He has two bars in Lincoln Nebraska and a fleet of cars, including a Hummer H1: gray edition, a Ferarri F4300: gray edition, and a BMW 760 Li in black.
Family – Wife (Heidi Northcott) And Daughter
Chuck is not one to divulge his personal affairs, and as such many of his fans are unsure whether the Champ is married or not. But we know from a reliable source that he took his relationship with his then-girlfriend Heidi Northcott to the next level when he proposed to her on November 4, 2010. It is not clear whether they finally made it to the altar or not, but the two of them are certainly living together without any scandal so far.
A year after their engagement, the couple had their first child together, a daughter they called Guinevere. This was soon followed by the arrival of their son Charles David Liddell Jr. in 2013. Before starting a family with Heidi, Chuck Liddell had two children from previous relationships. He had a daughter Trista Liddell with MA fighter Casey Noland and a son Cade with Lori Geyer.
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His wife Heidi Northcott became quite famous, not because of any success of the works of her hands, but rather because she made a commercial with Chuck, in which both practiced in nude pictures. Since the ad, many have used the Internet to find out more about the pretty lady.
The 5 foot 3-inch blonde bombshell was born on January 15, 1980, in Huntington Beach, California, where she grew up. She attended Marina High School and graduated in 1997 before moving to the University of Southern California where she majored in Management Information Systems and Science. She serves as Vice President of Business Development for High Traffic Media, a company involved in Internet marketing, SEO, and media planning.
Heidi enjoys traveling, hiking, training, climbing, dancing, riding motorcycles, jumping over cliffs, parachuting, and playing poker, a hobby she picked up when she met baseball player Jose Canseco, who taught her how to play. She speaks fluent French, English, Vietnamese, and Spanish.
Height And Weight
From the looks alone, there is no doubt that Chuck Liddell is a hunk of a man. He stands at a height of 6 feet and carries a weight of 93 kg.