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Chuck Liddell releases statement on domestic battery arrest, claims he was the victim.

UFC hall of famer Chuck Liddell was arrested for misdemeanor domestic battery early Monday morning by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department following an altercation with his wife at their home. He was released later in the day on $20,000 bail. According to reports, Liddell's wife, Heidi Northcott, did not require medical attention.

Liddell released a statement via Instagram saying he was the victim of the incident, that his wife assaulted him but he did not respond. However, he said that when deputies informed him his wife would be arrested, he volunteered to go in her place. One of the most popular fighters in UFC history, Liddell was the company's light heavyweight champion from 2005 to 2007. He last fought in 2018.

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