Chuck Liddell’s Custody Case Turns Nasty

Written by Tom Ngo
April 4th, 2011

UFC VP Chuck Liddell

Last Friday, UFC Hall of Famer Chuck Liddell entered a Los Angeles, California courthouse to request full custody of his 12-year-old son, Cade. Of course, there are always at least three sides to every story, and the gloves came off over the weekend when it was Lori Geyer’s turn to talk to TMZ.

Here are the details that emerged over the last several days:

On March 23rd, Liddell picked Cade up at Geyer’s home in Parker, Colorado and promised to return their son four days later.

When March 27th came rolling around, Geyer received a call from Liddell’s attorney stating Cade would remain in California with “The Iceman” until Tuesday’s court hearing in Colorado. Geyer and her current husband immediately called the police alleging Cade had been “kidnapped.”

The Colorado Police Department determined no criminal activity had occurred.

Liddell claims Cade is requesting to stay with him because he was being abused under his mother’s care. The former light heavyweight champ said he was headed to Colorado to “protect” his son.

Geyer states Liddell is an absentee father and she has no idea why he is just “now interested in custody.” She believes Liddell’s use of drugs and alcohol have clouded his judgment.

Geyer also says the former 205-pound knockout artist recently tried to intimidate her by pacing back and forth and mean mugging her, as if she was standing opposite him inside the Octagon.

Today, Liddell’s attorney quickly shot down Geyer’s accusations. Greg Emerson said his client has been taking random drug tests for years. He has passed each screening, with his most recent coming this past February.

He claims Geyer’s accusations against Liddell are “ridiculous and made out of desperation by someone seeking to exploit her son for financial gain.”

They are due in a Colorado courtroom tomorrow.

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