Former UFC light heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell will not face charges by the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s office following recent domestic violence arrest on Oct. 11.
Liddell was arrested after police responded to his Hidden Hills home, where they deemed an argument occurred between he and his wife, that allegedly turned physical.
Following his arrest, Liddell released a statement professing his innocence and claimed that he was the actual victim in the incident.
“While the information about this case will be revealed in due course, I believe it is important to convey and clarify a few facts about the situation,” Liddell said in the statement. “I was the victim of the incident last night at our family home, as details of the case will reveal. The deputies informed me that my wife would be arrested, as I did not respond to her assault while I sustained bruising and lacerations. I volunteered to go in her place.
“This was one of the many times I have tried to shield a family mental health issue from the public purview. It has become painfully apparent that this cannot continue, as our private life has now reached a public breaking point. Please respect our privacy as I help to navigate our family through this difficult time.”
Three days after the altercation that resulted in Liddell’s arrest, he filed for divorce. Liddell has been married to Heidi Northcott for more than 10 years and they share two children.
According the report obtained by MMAFighting, authorities spoke with Liddell, Northcott, and their daughter about the incident. While Liddell displayed red marks on his face and check, Northcott did not have any observable physical marks.