Dec. 17th, 1969
Santa Barbara, California, USA
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Liddell was born in Santa Barbara, California. He was raised by his single mother and his maternal grandfather, the latter teaching Liddell and his siblings boxing techniques from a very young age. Liddell began studying Koei-Kan karate at the age of 12; the tattoo seen on his scalp reads "Koei-Kan". Liddell was a four-year starter on the football team at San Marcos High School, playing center and linebacker while also excelling at wrestling. While growing up in Santa Barbara, he often frequented the infamous Del Playa Drive, the middle of the party scene of the college town of Isla Vista, where he often found himself in fights with drunk college students. He is a third-generation Irish, as his maternal great-grandparents were from Ireland. He became a Division I wrestler at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business/Accounting in 1995. He holds an amateur kickboxing record of 20 wins and 2 losses, with 16 of his wins coming by way of knockout.
When Liddell started his mixed martial arts career, he began to train in Brazilian jiu-jitsu under John Lewis in Las Vegas, Nevada.
He is a former part owner of two bars in Lincoln, Nebraska, Dillinger's and NZone. He also owns a store called "Ultimate Iceman", a memorabilia store in San Luis Obispo.
Liddell endorsed John McCain in the 2008 United States presidential election.
Liddell proposed to his girlfriend Heidi Northcott on November 4, 2010. The couple had a first child together, a daughter, in 2011
Liddell has served briefly as a spokesperson on behalf of Monitronics, a security system company.
He is currently sponsored by Iceman Fight Gear- a brand designed with his input.
He is currently an actor in advertising by Miller Light.
Liddell was one of 16 people to compete on Season 9 of Dancing with the Stars. He and professional dance partner, Anna Trebunskaya got 11th place in Week 4.
- 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.
- 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.
- Knocked out Vernon 'Tiger' White at UFC 49: Unfinished Business. He cracked his orbital bone with a straight-right hand.
- Trains with John Hackelman at The Pit.
- Was very close to lose his fight against MMA legend Jose "PelÚ" Landi-Jons in International Vale Tudo Championship 6 in Curitiba, Brazil. Liddell was knocked-out 3 times in the head by PelÚ' with punches, knees strikes and high kicks. Liddell managed to keep going after PelÚ allowed him to recover from each strikes. At the end of the bout, Liddell won by decision on points.
- Wrestled at Cal Poly University - San Luis Obispo.
- 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.
- Got TKO'd by Quinton Rampage Jackson in Pride FC 2003. When they rematched 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.