Even in a slow housing market, the Ice Man can pack a punch.
The San Luis Obispo house that mixed martial arts competitor Chuck Liddell once called home has sold for $1,096,600, according to his real estate agent, Melissa Kues.
“We had a lot of interest in it,” said Kues, who works for The Real Estate Group, which listed the 5-bedroom, 4-bath house near Johnson Avenue for $1.2 million.
During his career, Liddell was often called the face of the Ultimate Fighting Championship — a popular champ known for his knock-out power. While some of the prospective buyers — and those who attended an open house — were curious to see Liddell’s former abode, the ultimate buyers initially had no idea who owned the home, Kues said.
The house, with its in-ground pool, spa and waterfall, was featured on “MTV Cribs” in 2008. It last sold for $1.275 million in 2006, according to Zillow.com, but had a recent assessed value of $986,000, according to the county Assessor’s Office.
Liddell, a Cal Poly graduate who has retired from ultimate fighting, has moved to Los Angeles to pursue other career options. He is currently vice president of business development for the UFC.
While his main residence in San Luis Obispo has sold, he has two other properties in the county, one of which is currently listed and another soon to be listed, Kues said.
Liddell and his girlfriend, Heidi Northcott, are currently expecting a baby.