Liddell, 51, is being held at the Malibu/Lost Hills Sheriff’s Station in Agoura Hills, Calif., just outside Los Angeles, according to an inmate report from the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Liddell’s bail has been set at $20,000. According to multiple online reports, Liddell has a court hearing scheduled for Wednesday in Van Nuys, Calif.
News of Liddell’s arrest first was reported by TMZ. According to TMZ’s report, police were called to Liddell’s home and when they arrived, determined the victim in an alleged argument that turned physical was Liddell’s wife.
Liddell married Heidi Northcott more than a decade ago. The couple had their first child together in 2011 and a second in 2013. According to the TMZ report, Northcott did not need medical attention.
Liddell, who fought at 205 pounds in his MMA career, is listed at 6-foot-2 and 240 pounds on his booking paperwork.
Liddell won the UFC light heavyweight title in 2005 with a knockout of Randy Couture, with whom he had one of the most memorable trilogies in MMA history. His title win started a run that made “The Iceman” the biggest star in the sport at the time.
Liddell lost the belt to Quinton Jackson at UFC 71 in 2007, which started a 1-5 slide to close out his career. After a loss to Rich Franklin in 2010, Liddell hung up his gloves with five losses in his past six fights, including four by knockout.
In 2018, Liddell came out of retirement to fight Tito Ortiz for a third time. In November 2018, Ortiz finally beat Liddell with a first-round knockout under Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions banner. He has not fought since then and in 2020 said he’s again retired.
Liddell was inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame’s Pioneer Wing in 2009. Outside fighting, he’s been a regular on reality TV, had guest spots on episodic TV, and been in more than a dozen movies.