Chuck Liddell’s net worth is estimated to be around $16 million dollars, as of 2020.
His film and television appearances helped to increase the income from his career.
|Net Worth:||$16 Million (USD)|
|Source of Wealth:||Mixed martial arts, Former UFC champion fights, and appearances on Television and in Films|
|Full Name:||Charles David Liddell|
|Also known as:||Chuck Liddell, Iceman|
|Date of Birth:||December 17, 1969|
|Country of Origin:||United States of America|
|Years Active:||1998 to present|
Source of Wealth
Most of Liddell’s wealth comes from his MMA bouts where he has made a lot of money over the years.
He has also added to his income through many of his film and television appearances.
The Iceman was born Charles David Liddell on December 17,1969 in Santa Barbara, California.
Little is known about his parents, other than the fact that Liddell and his siblings were raised by their mother and maternal grandmother. He has two brothers, Sean and Dan and a sister Laura.
Liddell and his siblings were taught boxing techniques at a young age. At the age of 12 he began to learn and train in Koei Kan karate.
Chuck attended at high school at San Marcos high school where he was a starting linebacker for his high school football all four years. He also showed great promise as a wrestler.
After high school Liddell attended California Polytechnic University where he became a division one wrestler.
He graduated from college in 1995 with a B of A in business and Accounting.
Liddell holds the amateur kickboxing record with 20 wins and only 2 losses. 16 of his wins were knock-outs.
When Liddell decided to start a mixed martial arts career he trained in Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu under the famous John Lewis.
1998: Chuck Liddell began his mixed martial career in Alabama debuting in a bout against Noe Hernandez. The competition ended with a decision victory in Lidell’s favor.
In his second bout that year he won a decision victory against Jose “Pete” Landi-Jons.
1999: The Iceman started the season off with a technical submission loss to Jeremy Horn. His other two bouts in in 1999 ended in him suffering another technical submission win against Kenneth Williams A TKO win against Paul Jones.
2000: Liddell would win the World IFC Light heavyweight title with a KO to opponent Steve Heath.
2001: The Iceman continued his winning streak with wins against Jeff Monson, Kevin Randleman, Murilo Bustamonte. This same year Liddell was the first UFC fighter in “Pride.” He fought Guy Merzger and the bout ended with Liddell knocking out Merzger.
2002: Chuck Liddell’s wins set him up as contender to the UFC Light heavyweight Championship a title the fighter coveted. In his bout against Randy Couture, he lost.
2003: Liddell entered the “PRIDE” middleweight Gran Prix tournament as the official UFC representative and defeated his opponent Alistair Overeem in the first round.
However, in the second round he was to be eliminated from the competition by Quinton “Rampage” Jackson and he returned to the UFC.
2004: Liddle beat Tito Ortiz in the second round with a knock out.
2005: Liddell and Randy Couture were selected as coaches for the very first season of the Spike TVs the Ultimate Fighter. The series turned out to be a huge success for both the UFC and Spike TV. It should be noted that both winners of the overall contest were coached by Liddell.
In this same year he again fought Couture for the UFC light heavyweight Championship title and this time he won the title by knocking out Couture. Later in the year he successfully defended his title against Jeremy Horn.
2006: The Iceman would continue to defend his title against challenges Randy Couture, who was looking to take back his title as well as Renato Sobral and Tito Ortiz.
2007: In a title match against Quinton Jackson, Liddell lost the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship title. It would be his career loss to Jackson.
Two months later he would suffer a split- decision loss to Keith Jardine before logging in another win against Wanderlei Silva. The Liddell vs. Silva match up was voted the fight of the year for 2007.
2008: The Iceman lost again to to “Suga Rashad Evans.
2009: After again suffering defeat this time against Mauricio “Shogun” Rua it was clear that Liddell was losing his edge and that his years in the career he loved so much were taking a heavy toll and should perhaps retire, but Liddell wasn’t ready to make that decision.
The one highlight of the year for the Iceman was his induction into the UFC Hall of Fame.
2010: Riddell returned as coach for the Ultimate Fighter’s 11th season. His opposing coach was Tito Ortiz who he was suppose to fight sometime after the competition.
However, Ortiz pulled out and Riddell was matched against Rich Franklin. The match ended in Franklin knocking out Riddell after which Riddell announced his retirement.
2018: Riddell tried to make a comeback against Tito Ortiz, but Ortiz knocked him out in the 3rd round thus ending the career of the Iceman and any chance at a comeback.
It should be noted that throughout his MMA career Liddell also made several appearances in Film and on Television, mostly as himself, but he played some other characters as well. The Iceman also appeared on Season 9 of dancing with the stars and Celebrity Big Brother (2018).
Although retired from the UFC Liddell is still associate with John Hackleman and The Pit Team who played a huge part in his career through the years.
His brother Sean has followed in Chuck’s footsteps most of the time competing in WEC competitions.
Liddell continues to train in Obispo, California.
The Iceman has a daughter Trista with MMA fighter Casey Noland. He became engaged to Heidi Northcott in 2011 and the couple have a daughter Guinevere and son Charles Jr.
He also has another son Cade from a previous relationship.
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