(The funny thing is, this photo was taken at Chuck’s church.)
If you haven’t been following the custody case between former UFC light heavyweight champ and current Executive Vice President of Business Development, Chuck Liddell and his ex, Lori Geyer, it basically amounts to a bunch of finger pointing and he-said, she-said.
Apparently Chuck’s 12-year-old son Cade called “The Iceman” last week to tell him that he wanted to come live with him in California. Sensing that Cade was being neglected and possibly abused, Liddell paid an impromptu visit to Colorado to take his son, back to San Luis Obispo. After telling Geyer that he wanted to hang out with Cade for a few days in Colorado, Chuck immediately flew back to Cali and had his lawyer petition the courts to award him full custody.
Geyer in turn called police to say Chuck had kidnapped their son and that he was an absent father who took little interest in Cade. She the proceeded to tell TMZ that Liddell is not a capable guardian for Cade since he is a drug user. Instead of using the obvious clip of Chuck tripping balls on the Texas morning talk show, Geyer instead pointed to the viral Reebok commercial Liddell appeared naked in in alongside fiancee Heidi Northcott as demonstrating “clouded judgment” as a result of his addiction.
Now chuck’s lawyer, Greg Emerson has contacted TMZ to refute Geyer’s claim that Chuck is a drug user by pointing to the fact that his client has adhered to random drug testing for years. We assumed he meant the tests administered by athletic commissions to fighters before and after events, but it looks like someone else is testing to see if Chuck is on the straight and narrow.
According to Emerson, Liddell, who announced his retirement in December, was tested as late as February 2011. The question is, who made him take the test? Not sure if the UFC tests its upper management, but then again, it’s unlikely that the other executives running the UFC party like a rockstar like Chuck has been known to do.