Chuck Liddell is the face of the Ultimate Fighting Championship and the icon of Mixed Martial Arts -- the fastest growing sport in America.
He is tied for the most wins by a UFC fighter, with 16, and also holds the most knockout wins with 10.
In 2008 Liddell penned his autobiography, Iceman: My Fighting Life, which quickly became a New York Times bestseller.
He has a BA in Business/Accounting from Cal Poly San Luis Obispo, where he also wrestled.
He teams with ANNA TREBUNSKAYA, who returns for her fourth season.
An all new cast of celebrities hits the dance floor on ABC's "Dancing with the Stars" with the highly anticipated two-hour season premiere, MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 21, 2009 (- p.m., ET) on ABC.
Tonight, both the men and the women celebrities will take the stage to start off week 2 of Dancing with the Stars season 9. I'm guessing Tom Delay is in trouble this week unless the Republican party gets behind him. Carrie Ann tells Mya that she disappears through the dances and that doesn't sound like a compliment. Remember when I said that it wasn't fair to have Mya in this competition?
Macy Gray and Ashley Hamilton were eliminated last week and there will be another elimination tomorrow night. But these aren't party politics, thank god, and we all have the chance to vote for our favorites (Read: Natalie). Bruno said that it could be even better because she still gets a little shaky. Louie Vito and Chelsie Hightower - Jive Louie Vito has an amazing costume tonight. They score a 19 with individual judges' scores of 6, 7, and 6. Aaron kind of looks like he's trotting a horse as he dances around the room.
Tom Bergeron and Samantha Harris start the evening off by introducing the guest judge this week: Baz Luhrmann. Debi Mazar and Maksim Chmerkovskiy - Tango Debi and Maksim had a bit of trouble in rehearsals this week. He is a writer and director but he needs to find a new compliment. Overall, very positive comments from the judges but I think Bruno was being a bit too harsh. He comes out with a flip off the stairs and onto the dance floor. Aaron Carter and Karina Smirnoff - Quick Step Aaron Carter's individual interviews are so forced. Their routine starts out with muppets, which is weird. Bruno calls it "Spectacular, Spectacular" and calls Aaron a mini-Fred Astaire.
For those of you that don't know, he was the director of Strictly Ballroom, Romeo + Juliet, and Moulin Rouge. Maksim is wearing what looks to be a Moulin Rouge costume, which is awesome. I'm actually so mesmerized by their performance I don't even know what to say.
Joanna Krupa and Derek Hough - Jive They start off with some cool tricks. Bruno Tonioli also points out that she lost rhythm a couple of times. Their tango is much more entertaining than Chuck Liddell's because it's full of passion. It has so much energy and spirt and they just look perfect together. Carrie Ann points out that Louie lights up the room when he dances. Bruno makes fun of Louie for being the cool dude on the dance floor.
Joanna looks much more focused tonight which plays down her stage presence. I feel like I should be watching I'm a Celebrity, Get me out of Here. Overall, they have great energy but Derek is doing most of the spins and complicated moves which should normally go to the girls. Baz, who's going to be nicer than Len Goodman this week, tells them he wants to see more of their relationship on stage. They have great chemistry and should take some moments to really connect. Maybe they were distracted by Anna's lack of clothing around the midsection.