Charles David Liddell, who is better known as Chuck Liddell, was born on the 17th December 1969 in Santa Barbara, California, United States. He is a very well-known for his input in the world of mixed martial arts. Chuck Liddell‘s net worth is estimated to be $13 million as of 2014.
Chuck started his mixed martial arts training at a very young age. Chuck made his grand Ultimate Fighting Championship debut in 1998 in Mobile, Alabama. One of his mentors was the famous John Lewis. He trained Chuck Liddell in Las Vegas, Nevada. Chuck also played a little high school football, and was the linebacker and the center player on the team of San Marcos High School. Chuck is a graduate of the California Polytechnic State University, with a degree in Business and Accounting but chose not to pursue a career in this area.
Chuck Liddell net worth $13 Million
Since his teenage years Chuck used to get drunk and then fight his fellow students. This played a big part in why Chuck decided to enroll in professional martial arts training course and learn how to fight properly and even make a living out of it. He is known for winning against such opponents as Jeff Monson, Tito Ortiz, Renato Sobral, Murilo Bustamante, Amar Suloev, Vitor Belfort, Kevin Randleman, Noe Hernandez and other famous fighters. Being such champion has definitely played its part in making Chuck a rich man.
Although Chuck now considers himself to be retired from the business, he was very successful at the peak of his career. He was the Light Heavyweight Division Champion of the Ultimate Fighting Championship. These kinds of titles and winnings really helped to increase one’s net worth. Charles David Liddell is known for his knowledge and skills in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, as well as professional wrestling, kickboxing, karate and Kempo. Chuck is best known as the fighter who holds the second highest number of knockouts in the history of professional fighting. Although the first place belongs to Anderson Silva, Liddell’s achievements in the world of professional fighting speak for themselves. Chuck has participated in total of 23 Ultimate Fighting Championships. Also, it is worth mentioning that his name was finally included in the Ultimate Fighting Championship Hall of Fame.
Speaking about his personal life, Chuck Liddell was raised by his grandfather and his mother. His grandfather started teaching Chuck boxing techniques and the basics of martial arts. Although Chuck’s grandfather tried to teach all of his grandchildren martial arts, only Chuck picked-up so quickly and eventually made a career out of everything he was taught. Then later, after getting to know the world of fighting from the inside, Chuck eventually started attending professional karate classes at the age of twelve, and that is the main reason why he now has a tattoo that says “Koei Kan” on his head.
Wrestled at Cal Poly University - San Luis Obispo.
Was very close to lose his fight against MMA legend Jose "Pelé" Landi-Jons in International Vale Tudo Championship 6 in Curitiba, Brazil. Liddell was knocked-out 3 times in the head by Pelé' with punches, knees strikes and high kicks. Liddell managed to keep going after Pelé allowed him to recover from each strikes. At the end of the bout, Liddell won by decision on points.
His current MMA record is 21-5 with 13 (T)KOs.
Knocked out Jeremy Horn at UFC 54 to retain the Light Heavyweight Championship. This was a revenge match for Liddell, who had lost to Jeremy Horn at UFC 19.
Got TKO'd by 'Quinton Rampage Jackson' in Pride FC 2003. When they re-matched at UFC 71 for Liddell's Light-Heavyweight championship, Jackson was able to defeat Liddell a second time, this time by knockout in just under two minutes of the first round.
At UFC 52, he fought Randy Couture for the Light-Heavyweight championship. Couture had beaten Liddell at UFC 43 and this was the rematch after the two men had appeared as coaches on the first season of the UFC reality TV series The Ultimate Fighter. Liddell became the first and only man to ever knock Randy Couture out, successfully winning the Light-Heavyweight championship in just two minutes of the first round. The rubber match occurred the next year at UFC 57 where Liddell knocked out Randy Couture again, this time in the second round.
Trains with John Hackelman at The Pit.
Knocked out Vernon 'Tiger' White at UFC 49: Unfinished Business. He cracked his orbital bone with a straight-right hand.
Knocked out Tito Ortiz at UFC 47: It's On. The two were supposed to fight at UFC 43, but Tito refused to fight Chuck, so Randy Couture stepped in and beat Chuck for the Interim Light-Heavyweight championship. After defeating Tito in the next UFC for the undisputed title, former contenders Chuck and Tito squared off against each other, Chuck winning by knockout in the second round. They eventually fought again at UFC 66, and Chuck knocked him out again, this time in the third round.