Chuck Liddell Knocked Out of ‘Dancing With the Stars’

Ultimate Fighting Championship scrapper Chuck Liddell isn’t used to losing, but Tuesday night he had to concede the match when he was knocked out of the running on Dancing With the Stars.

Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya on DWTS
Chuck Liddell and Anna Trebunskaya on DWTS

Chuck Liddell and partner Anna Trebunskaya failed to wow the judges with a  performance to “Boot Scootin’ Boogie” by Brooks & Dunn. Judge Bruno Tonioli summed up the dance aptly by telling Liddell, “you bring carnage and mayhem to everything you do.” Judge Len Goodman said the UFC fighter’s “quality of dancing isn’t there.”

Chuck Liddell’s partner, Anna Trebunskaya, unfortunately had to agree with the judges. Appearing on Good Morning America Wednesday, Trebunskaya said Liddell “wasn’t a very good dancer to start with.” Still, Trebunskaya said Liddell was “amazing to work with… I have to give him credit. He worked so hard.”

Landing the top spot for the second week in a row were singer Mya and partner Dmitry Chaplin, who smoked the judges with a Lambada performed to “Ain’t It Funny” by Jennifer Lopez.

We’re still rooting for Kelly Osbourne though, just for pure guts and spunk.

>> Previously: Tom Delay Bows Out of Dancing With the Stars

Dancing With the Stars Season 9 Cast Announced

The celebrity contestants for Dancing with the Stars Season 9 were announced Monday on Good Morning America. The eclectic mix includes such oddities as reality stars Mark Dacascos and Kelly Osbourne, politician Tom Delay, UFC fighter Chuck Liddell and model Joanna Krupa.


The Dancing With the Stars 2009 cast is perhaps the strangest mix of contestants yet. The announcement of the DWTS season 9 cast was made on Good Morning America on Monday by host Tom Bergeron. Bergeron also discussed a few changes to the DWTS format for season 9.

“In the middle of our season, over three weeks, we’re going to have double eliminations,” Bergeron said. “We’ll lose about half of our cast within that period. It will be a ballroom bloodbath.”

We can’t wait. Check out the full cast list below:

  • Aaron Carter
  • Ashley Hamilton
  • Chuck Liddell
  • Debi Mazar
  • Donny Osmond
  • Joanna Krupa
  • Kathy Ireland
  • Kelly Osbourne
  • Louie Vito
  • Macy Gray
  • Mark Dacascos
  • Melissa Joan Hart
  • Michael Irvin
  • Mya
  • Natalie Coughlin
  • Tom Delay

Check out more information and bios for the Dancing With the Stars Season 9 cast here.