Former UFC star Chuck Liddell is suffering the effects of CTE, according to his estranged wife.
Allegations of CTE Coming to Light
Former UFC fighter Chuck Liddell and his estranged wife are currently pursuing a custody battle involving their two children. During this process, they were both evaluated and interviewed by the court, where allegations emerged from Liddell’s ex-wife. The following was obtained from the allegations “Ms Liddell also claimed that Mr Liddell has become increasingly violent. She stated that this last thing that happened was not typical, and she was concerned that he had experienced traumatic brain injury,” the report stated.
Ms Liddell had been expressing concerns over Chuck’s violent tendencies and said he’s been “beating people up since kindergarten”. When asked about her concerns for Chuck’s physical and mental well-being, she replied: ” ‘He’s been knocked out many times and has CTE. He can’t remember stuff and gets stuck on speech. He’s going to have dementia or Alzheimer’s. He has terrible sleep apnoea.” The court ordered split custody of the children, with one stipulation. Either parent can request a random drug test at any time.
The Court stated, “Given these parents’ history of substance use, it is recommended that the Court order both parents to remain free of the influence of illicit drugs and alcohol during their respective custodial periods. To facilitate this requirement, both parents should be permitted to request that the other parent participates in random drug and alcohol testing.”
Chuck Liddell UFC career
Chuck Liddell had a storied UFC career, defeating the likes of Randy Couture, Wanderlei Silva, and Tito Ortiz. He held UFC gold for almost two years before eventually losing to Quinton “rampage” Jackson back in 2017. After this, his career took a downwards trajectory. After losing his last three fights in the UFC by knockout, he decided to leave the sport. Liddell officially retired from professional fighting on December 29th 2010. As a fan favourite, who left it all in the cage, we wish him all the best.
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