Jason Miller, John Jones, Louis Pena, and now, Chuck Liddell. Over the past four and a half weeks, these four men have made MMA news headlines for their arrest, stemming from alleged family violence cases.
The supposed incident involving “The Iceman” occurred Sunday night at his Hidden Hills home. The details so far have been sparse. It has been publicly reported that a verbal argument between Liddell and his wife led to a physical altercation.
The 51-year-old was arrested Monday morning but later released on $ 20,000 bail. Now, Liddell has released a statement saying he is a victim and “volunteer” to be arrested in his place.
Representatives from the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department who responded last night were professionals. I believe that it is important that the information of the case be disclosed at the right time, to inform and clarify some facts about the situation.
I fell victim to an incident at our family home last night, as details of the case are revealed. Representatives informed me that my wife would be arrested because I did not respond to her assault when I suffered bruises and injuries. I proceeded to go to her place.
This is one of the many times I have tried to protect the family’s mental health problem from public coverage. It is painful that this cannot continue, because our private lives have now reached a public breaking point. Please respect our privacy because I will help our family navigate through this difficult time.
Liddell, a UFC Hall-of-Famer, retired from the competition in 2010. He returned one time in 2018 to take on the third fight with Tito Ortiz and lost by a first round knockout.
Support for survivors of domestic violence can be found from the following organizations:
USA – National Family Violence Hotline: 1-800-799-safe (7233)
Canada – Dawn-Raff Canada
UK and Ireland – Women’s Aid: 0808-2000-247
The rest of the world – HotPeachPages