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Former UFC champion Chuck Liddell files for divorce following recent arrest

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Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell has filed for divorce from his wife following a domestic violence arrest earlier this week.

Liddell, who is one of the most revered fighters in UFC history, was brought into custody by police on Monday on charges of domestic violence. The incident occurred between Liddell and his wife, Heidi Northcott, at their home in Agoura Hills, California.

Later that Monday, “Iceman” took to social media to explain the situation and claimed that he was the victim in the domestic altercation. According to Liddell, he suffered bruises and lacerations at the hands of his wife before police showed up. After learning that his wife was going to be brought into custody Liddell volunteered to take her place so she can stay home with their minor child.

The complete details remain unknown at this time but we do know that Liddell has filed for divorce from his wife. According to a recent report by TMZ, Liddell filed paperwork for “dissolution with minor children” at a L.A. courthouse on Friday. Liddell and his wife have been married for over 10 years and have two children together.

Liddell, 51, hasn’t competed professionally since a knockout loss to Tito Ortiz in their trilogy fight back in 2018. “Iceman” has hinted at multiple comebacks along the way, including a potential stopover in bare knuckle boxing, but nothing has come to fruition for the former UFC champion.

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