Since making his UFC debut in 1998 Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell has done just about everything there is to do in the world of Mixed Martial Arts. He's beaten just about every big name there is to beat in the UFC, like Tito Ortiz, Randy Couture and Babalu Sorbral, just to name a few. He's had one of the most successful title runs in UFC history as the UFC light heavyweight champion. And he's also been responsible for bringing the UFC along with the sport of MMA to the mainstream.
Fights with Randy Couture
Liddell was given his first title fight at UFC 43 against Randy "The Natural" Couture for his Interim Light Heavyweight belt. Couture was able to beat the long time number one contender in the third round via TKO handing a young Chuck Liddell with only his second loss in his professional MMA career.
Liddell was once again given a title shot at UFC 52 this time at Couture's Undisputed Light Heavyweight title. Liddell seemed to have learned much since their first meeting as he made quick work of "Captain America" knocking him out in the first round of the fight.
Liddell would go on to have one of the most successful title runs after beating Couture, defending his belt against the likes of Jeremy Horn, Babalu Sobral, and Tito Ortiz. In his second title defense he fought Randy Couture in a rubber match that turned out to be one of the most popular Pay-Per-Views of UFC history at UFC 57. Liddell was once again able to defeat Couture by knockout in the second round.
At "The Ultimate Fighter 10" finale it was announced the Chuck will coach the 11th season of the popular reality show against Tito Ortiz
Outside the Octagon
- Liddell has made cameos in several movies including Drillbit Taylor in 2008
- His book Iceman: My Fighting Life was released in 2008
- He was a contestant on the ABC show Dancing with the Stars. His first dance was well received by the audience but poorly received by the judges, earning a score of 16. His next few dances were just as mediocre but with the help of twitter he was able to stay alive until October 13, 2009 when he was voted off