“Violence Doesn’t Help Anybody” – Chuck Liddell Helps De-escalate Riots

Published 06/01/2020, 1:48 PM EDT


Former UFC fighter Chuck Liddell helped calm a riot situation in Huntington Beach, California.

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Racial discrimination has been a growing issue in the United States. The Amy Cooper incident and the murder of George Floyd by a Caucasian police officer kick-started nationwide protests.

Although some of them are peaceful, many are not. Riots engulfed the country within a few hours of the incident. People are participating in illegal activities like looting and vandalism. Unfortunately, small business owners are suffering, as their stores are ransacked and torn apart.

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“My business burned down two days ago, you see the flames? It’s still going,” Brandy Moore, resident of Minneapolis, told USA Today. “That flame down in people’s soul? It’s still going. They want justice.”

Unlawful protests in Huntington Beach

Around 500 people gathered in Huntington Beach around the Pacific Coast Highway and Main Street. Police declared it an unlawful assembly as the conflicts began to escalate. As a result, protestors were asked to disperse.

Chuck Liddell tries to bring peace in Huntington Beach

Chuck Liddell is a former UFC light heavyweight champion. The “Iceman” had an impressive run with the company during his early days. Although Chuck attempted a comeback at 48, he soon found out that his body cannot fight anymore, as he was brutally knocked out by Tito Ortiz in round 1.

Nevertheless, age did not stop Liddell from fighting greater battles in life. Recently, the American was seen breaking up fights caused by the protests in Huntington Beach.

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“It’s good to see people defending their city. And it’s terrible… Violence doesn’t help anybody. We all know what happened was wrong. Everybody I know thinks it was wrong. It’s hard to watch.

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“But this does not help anybody. Destroying cities, destroying people, hurting people does not do any good for anybody. So hey, protest all you want, do it peacefully,” Liddell said.

Liddell wasn’t the only fighter who helped to de-escalate fights. UFC light heavyweight champion, Jon Jones also pulled off a heroic stunt amidst protests.

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Shantanu Mayenkar

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