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Watch: Chase Rice Gets Choked Out by MMA Legend Chuck Liddell

by Emily Morgan
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Chase Rice went to bed early Tuesday night after getting choked out by the mixed martial artist Chuck Liddell.

It was all in good fun, even though Rice didn’t stand a chance against Liddell. The former UFC heavyweight champion effortlessly took Rice to the ground in a matter of seconds.

The country music singer captioned the photo, saying, “Why not get choked out by one of the best fighters of all time. May have tapped like a pansy a– but we took it all the way to me bein’ blacked.”

Even though Rice blacked out, he seemed eager to get another shot with Liddell. Rice adds, “I’ll get ya next time @chuckliddel. Good times.”

Chuck Liddell’s Country Music Career

This isn’t the first time the MMA star has crossed paths with someone from the country music world. In 2014, he made an appearance in the music video for “Small Town Throwdown” featuring country musicians Brantley Gilbert, Justin Moore, and Thomas Rhett.

In the video, Liddell plays the villain as the boss from Hell. Award-winning director Shane Drake shot the video right outside of Nashville, including girls, guns, and plenty of partying. Check it out below.

The MMA fighter also made a cameo in the Nickleback music video for “Rockstar.” Now thirteen years old, the music video features Liddell lip-synching to the lyrics. Before the video shoot, Chuck Liddell had won seven straight fights and was the five-time defending UFC Light Heavyweight champion. That year, he would go on to be 20-3 but ultimately lost his title and five of his career’s final six fights.

In August of this year, the band released a cover of Charlie Daniels’ 1979 classic, “The Devil Went Down to Georgia.” That summer, Nickleback was the second turn-of-the-century band to release a rendition. The band Primus and even the Muppets have covered the song.