UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell has revealed he once got into a fight with a group of Navy SEALs during his time working as a bartender in California.
Naturally, the fight legend was often called upon when brawls broke out in the bar, and during a recent podcast appearance, he reminisced about getting into it with one particular group of men.
“I wasn’t involved in most of it,” Liddell said on Steve-O’s Wild Ride!
“The first time they came in, all the guys that were training with me, that were normally working at that bar, were in Hawaii with us.
“Gan McGee was there, he was 6’10” and almost 300lbs and he fought for a UFC world title at one point. But he was involved in it, and he got cut somewhere on his face. A couple of his buddies were really p***** off and everyone was mad about it.
Things took a turn when the Navy SEALs revisited the bar soon after.
Unluckily for them, Liddell was there this time and happy to defend his friends.
“They showed up again two weeks later and so the guys got back at them,” Liddell said.
“When I showed up, one of my buddies had a guy pinned. The only thing I did was I ran over to the guy that was hitting my buddy. I ran over and just head snapped the guy and bounced his face off the ground.”
“I just grabbed his head, pulled his head down and slapped his head off the ground. His head just went off the ground, he went out, he cut open up his head, I think.
The MMA icon explained that due to an incident in his younger days he no longer tries to stop fights by choking out those involved.
“Once it goes to throwing punches, I don’t do that,” Liddell said. “I did that one time in college and got kicked in the face while doing it, never again. So, once a bunch of people are throwing punches I try to get my hands free.”