UFC legend Chuck Liddell arrested for domestic violence

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UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell was in jail Monday for a domestic violence misdemeanor near Los Angeles.

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Liddell, 51, was being held at the Malibu / Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in Agoura Hills, California, and his bond was set at $ 20,000, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

Sheriff’s deputies responded to a call at Liddell’s home “regarding a family disturbance,” according to a statement from the department.

“Upon arrival, officers determined that Chuck Liddell and his wife had been involved in a physical altercation,” the sheriff’s department said. “Mr. Liddell was arrested for domestic battery.”

Liddell is scheduled to appear in Los Angeles Superior Court in Van Nuys on Wednesday.

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Known as “The Ice Man” during his MMA career, Liddell is widely recognized for helping bring the sport to the mainstream in the US.

He won the UFC light heavyweight title in 2005 with a knockout over Randy Couture. He retired with an overall MMA record of 21-9 with 13 knockouts. He was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame in 2009.


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