The 2009 UFC Hall of Fame inductee Chuck Liddell is an American mixed martial artist & former UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
Considered one of the fighters who aided to bring MMA into the mainstream, Liddell records $4.38 million earnings from UFC career, where he had 13 pay-per-view (PPV) bouts, totaling 5.863 million buys.
Out of 30 MMA fights (including 23 in UFC), Liddell won 21 & lost 9, while his kick-boxing career has undisputed 22 wins including 18 via knockout.
What Is Chuck Liddell’s Net Worth In 2020?
According to Celebrity Net Worth, the 50-year-old MMA fighter has a net worth of $14 million as of March 2020. Indeed, the earnings from bouts in MMA & kick-boxing became the major factor in Chuck’s fortune growth.
In 23 fights in UFC, Chuck won in 16 & lost 7 and also was once a UFC Light Heavyweight Champion. Liddell’s UFC career-high prize money was $550,000 in the victory against Wanderlei Silva at UFC 79 in 2007.
The Sports Daily reports the Santa Barbara-born made $4.63 million in fighting career earnings & is among the highest-earning in UFC; while Conor McGregor remains as the top-dog earner with $12.022 million from UFC out of his $42.022 million career earnings.
Apart from fights, Chuck’s venture in business-was a former part-time owner of 2 bars: Dillinger’s and NZone in Lincoln, Nebraska; gave him further assistance in the economy.
Chuck Liddell fought professionally from 1998 to 2010, & later made his comeback from retirement in 2018 to fight with Tito Ortiz for 3rd time.
However, the 6 ft. 1 inch tall MMA fighter lost to Ortiz via KO (punch) at Golden Boy Promotions: Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 on November 24, 2018.
Ever since, Chuck has not been in any bout, & is currently working as an executive for UFC and is seen promoting the fights.
Prize Money From Bouts In UFC
Starting with $1,000 per fight from UFC in the late 90s, Chuck’s payroll hiked to $500,000 per bout (win or lose) by the time he retired.
In his last fight in 2018, the 3rd match with Ortiz at Liddell vs. Ortiz 3, Chuck took a pay of $250,000 while Ortiz was paid $200,000; both of them also received a percentage of pay-per-view buys.
Check out Chuck Liddell’s earnings from UFC:
|Opponent & Remarks (Against Them)||Event||Prize Money|
|Tito Ortiz (win)||UFC 47 (April 2, 2004)||$100,000 ($50,000 for fight & $50,000 win bonus)|
|Vernon White (win)||UFC 49 (August 21, 2004)||$120,000 (including $60,000 win bonus)|
|Randy Couture (win)||UFC 53 (April 16, 2005)||$140,000 (includes $70,000 win bonus)|
|Jeremy Horn (win)||UFC 54 (August 20, 2005)||$160,000 (includes $80,000 win bonus)|
|Randy Couture (win)||UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3 (February 4, 2006)||$250,000|
|Renato Sobral (win)||UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral (August 26, 2006)||$280,000 (includes Knockout of the Night bonus $30,000)|
|Tito Ortiz (win)||UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz (December 30, 2006)||$280,000 (with Fight of Night bonus $30,000)|
|Quinton Jackson (loss)||UFC 71 (May 26, 2007)||$500,000|
|Keith Jardine (loss)||UFC 76 (September 22, 2007)||$500,000|
|Wanderlei Silva (win)||UFC 79 (December 29, 2007)||$550,000 (with Fight Of Night bonus $50,000)|
|Rashad Evans (loss)||UFC 88 (September 6, 2008)||$500,000|
|Maurício Rua (loss)||UFC 97 (April 18, 2009)||$500,000|
|Rich Franklin (loss)||UFC 115 (June 12, 2010)||$500,000|
Moreover, along with purses from fights, Liddell made a considerable sum from some percent (%) cuts from pay-per-view (PPV) matches.
His total PPV matches are 13 that sold an overall 5.863 million buys. Here are some of his highest-selling bouts in pay-per-view.
|UFC 57||Randy Couture||400,000|
|UFC 62||Renato Sobral||500,000|
|UFC 66||Tito Ortiz||929,000 (highest PPV buys of Chuck’s bout)|
|UFC 71||Quinton Jackson||675,000|
|UFC 76||Keith Jardine||475,000|
|UFC 79||Wanderlei Silva||650,000|
|UFC 88||Rashad Evans||480,000|
|UFC 97||Maurício Rua||650,000|
|UFC 115||Rich Franklin||520,000|
Achievements & Notable Fights Of Career
In the fighting career of 12 years (1998- 2010 & for a match in 2018), Chuck Liddel grabbed wide attention with notable fights against the likes of Randy Couture, Tito Ortiz, and Quinton Jackson.
The California Polytechnic State University alum was a Division I wrestler while at college & soon began kickboxing as an amateur, that stands with 20 wins and 2 losses.
After training Brazilian jiu-jitsu, Chuck made his UFC debut on May 15, 1998, at UFC 17 & won against Noe Hernandez.
At UFC 43, he lost to Randy Couture for the Interim UFC Light Heavyweight Championship. Later, in a rematch at UFC 52, he won against Couture via KO (punch) & also got the title of UFC Light Heavyweight Champion.
Thereafter, the American MMA fighter defended the UFC Light Heavyweight title for 4 consecutive times:
- Against Jeremy Horn at UFC 54 (was a rematch; Chuck had lost to him at UFC 19 earlier)
- Randy Couture at UFC 57: Liddell vs. Couture 3
- Renato Sobral at UFC 62: Liddell vs. Sobral
- Tito Ortiz at UFC 66: Liddell vs. Ortiz (second fight against each other in their career)
However, Chuck faced defeat against Quinton Jackson after TKO (punch) at UFC 71 (in 2007) & lost the UFC Light Heavyweight Championship title.
Despite the fact that Liddell had announced to retire from fighting on December 29, 2010, he later made a brief comeback for a rematch against Tito Ortiz.
It was their 3rd clash (Liddell had won in previous two), set as the event Golden Boy Promotions: Liddell vs. Ortiz 3 in 2018, where he lost to Ortiz.
Did you know? Chuck competed in Season 9 (in 2009) of ‘Dancing with the Stars’ partnering pro-dancer Anna Trebunskaya & finished 11th.
Where Does Chuck Liddell Live?
Currently, the UFC Hall of Fame lives in his house in Hidden Hills, California. As per TMZ, he bought the 5,923 sq. ft. property featuring 5 bedrooms & 5 bathrooms in April 2012 for $2.6 million.
Moreover, the MMA fighter’s residence also features a pool, spa & a full basketball court.
Formerly, Liddell lived in Atascadero of San Luis Obispo, California, in his 4,600-square-foot home boasting 5 bedrooms, two of which are master suites, and 4 bathrooms.
Reportedly, he purchased the estate in 2006 for $1.275 million & placed on the market in 2011 for $1.2 million, however, it was sold in 2015 for an undisclosed sum.
An avid fan of luxury cars, the MMA fighter drives Ferrari F430 and 2013 BMW 760Li. He learned to drive in 1980s Ford Fairmont wagon & bought his first car 1988 Ford Ranger; also, he formerly owned a 2005 Hummer H2.
Lawsuit On Former Home Sales Cost Him $75,000
In August 2019, Chuck Liddell & Smith couple: Kenneth and Hayley, who had bought the UFC fighter’s Atascadero property in 2015 made a settlement of $70,000.
The couple filed a lawsuit in December 2016 against Liddell & his real estate agent Dustin Ward as well as San Diego-based mortgage company 4 USA Loans Inc, stating the breach of contract & fraud.
Reportedly, Chuck’s former home had mold infestation & had a water leak in the laundry room- joined with their 9-year-old daughter’s room, which left her with serious medical problems.
As a part of the settlement, each of the couple got their hands on $31,500 while their daughter was given $7,000 (expenses on health care), unloading nearly a 3rd fraction of $100,000 from Chuck Liddell’s account.
Relationship Status & Children
Since 2010, Chuck is in a relationship with his girlfriend-turned-fiancee Heidi Northcott. The duo got engaged on December 4, 2010, after 11 months of dating.
Together, the couple shares 2 children: daughter Guinevere (born in 2011) & son Charles David Liddell Jr. (born in 2013).
From his past relationship, Liddell is the father of 2 children; with ex-girlfriend & MMA fighter Casey Noland, Chuck has a daughter named Trista and is also father to a son named Cade from previous relationship (named undisclosed).
From 2008- 2009, he was engaged with Erin Wilson. Moreover, he had brief relationships with Jayden Jaymes, Willa Ford (2004 – 2006) and Juliette Lewis (2004).
Short-Bio: Father Abandoned His Family
Charles David Liddell aka Chuck Liddell was born on December 17, 1969, in Santa Barbara, California, the USA.
As per his autobiography, The Iceman: My Fighting Life (released in 2008), Chuck’s father abandoned his family when he was 3 & was raised by a single mother.
Liddell grew up alongside 2 brothers, Sean and Dan & a sister named Laura.
He attended San Marcos High School, where he played football & later enrolled at Cal Poly (California Polytechnic State University) & became Division I wrestler. In 1995, Chuck obtained a Bachelor of Arts in Business/Accounting.