MMA enthusiasts are sure to know Chuck Liddell who was quite popular on the Mixed Martial Art scene and was also one of the acclaimed champions in the UFC Light Heavyweight division. The Californian native’s career spanned from 1998 to 2010 when he made the decision to call it quits with both MMA and UFC for good. Being a fighter at a professional level for over a decade, Chuck Liddell’s net worth experienced a healthy boost through his success in several championships, including notable awards that the veteran bagged.
More notable is the fact that Liddell was a one-time winner of the championship for the UFC Light Heavyweight; he was also inducted into the UFC Hall of Fame. Liddell is also a two-time winner of both Knockouts of the Night and Fight of the Night. The UFC legend earned pride of place as the fighter with the most match wins and knockouts in UFC’s light heavyweight division history. Read on to get facts and figures about Chuck Liddell’s net worth, including info about his salary and investments.
Chuck Liddell’s Net Worth Since His Retirement
The legendary MMA fighter still retains his enviable position as one of the most affluent Mixed Martial Arts fighters on a global scale. Chuck Liddell’s net worth as of 2019 is estimated in excess of $14 million, which he majorly earned through his numerous wins. He equally had other avenues of making money; the chief executive officer of Bellator MMA, Scott Coker, handpicked him to be their chief brand ambassador.
The veteran fighter holds a remarkable record of 20 wins and a few losses. One can regard that as a breakdown of the wins that feathered Chuck Liddell’s net worth. Out of his 20 victories, 16 came via knockout.
How Much Was He Paid In UFC?
Chuck Liddell also answers to the moniker “The Iceman” as a ring name and is recognized as one of the most popular MMA artists of all time. However, the champ had humble beginnings just like many others before him. Liddell was barely able to earn $1,000 from his debut match in the UFC. The story is completely different towards the end of his successful career. At that stage, he attracts as much as $500,000 for a single fight, win or lose.
He was able to multiply his annual earnings through several other ventures like book sales, sponsorships, and other little endeavors which all contributed a digit or two to Chuck Liddell’s net worth.
The mixed martial artist’s income from fighting kept flowing-in until 2010 when the veteran announced his retirement from the rings following his three consecutive lose through knockouts. It would appear that the itch for a comeback became too strong for Liddell. This inspired his return for one last fight with Tito Ortiz under Oscar De La Hoya’s Golden Boy Promotions. But unfortunately, he lost again.
How Chuck Liddell Spends His Money
Thanks to Chuck Liddell’s net worth, the former UFC fighter is living in the lap of luxury even after he has retired from the rings. The man is a proud owner of a luxurious Santa Barbara house estimated to worth over $1.3 million. This is not the only house owned by the famed fighter, there are still a handful of other expensive homes listed under his name.
Chuck Liddell also spends his money on cars, he owns a Ferrari F430 which is estimated at $186,925 in the US. His daily ride is a 2013 BMW 760Li that is equally expensive. Liddell bought his first car (a 1988 Ford Ranger) when he was still coming up in the ranks. He later became the owner of a 2005 Hummer H2.
At one point in his life, he was duped to the tune of $2 million in real estate investments. It took him eight years of legal battles but Chuck Liddell was able to get his money back, down to the last penny. From what we gathered, he made the investment in 2007 through Kelly Gearhart, a Californian North County developer. It is said that after a few years, it dawned on Chuck that he had been a victim of property fraud. Thankfully, he won the legal battle that ensued and recovered his money.