Ex-UFC fighter Chuck Liddell arrested in Hidden Hills on suspicion of domestic battery

Former UFC fighter Chuck Liddell was arrested Monday on suspicion of domestic battery against his wife in the Hidden Hills community.

Liddell, 51, was arrested shortly after midnight, booked on suspicion of misdemeanor domestic battery under the name Charles David Liddell, and bail was set at $20,000, according to the Los Angles County Sheriff’s Department. He was released on bail shortly after 10 a.m.

Deputies went to a residence on the 24000 block of Jim Bridger Road “on a report of a family disturbance,” according to the sheriff’s department.

“Upon arrival deputies determined Chuck Liddell and his wife had been involved in a physical altercation,” sheriff’s officials said.

“According to authorities, his wife did not require medical treatment,” TMZ reported.

Liddell, in a statement issued Monday afternoon via a public relations firm, said he was the victim in the altercation. He also said deputies were planning on arresting his wife Monday, but he volunteered to be taken into custody in her place.

“I did not respond to her assault while I sustained bruising and laceration,” Liddell said.

Liddell, known by the nickname “The Iceman,” was once one of the UFC’s biggest stars, with wins over Tito Ortiz, Vitor Belfort, Randy Couture, and Alistair Overeem, and he recently served as referee for the Aaron Carter vs. Lamar Odom Celebrity Boxing match, TMZ reported.

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