Liddell guest stars on ‘Bones’

“The Iceman” and “Bones.” To mixed

martial arts fans, it sounds like a fantasy matchup between two of

the UFC’s all-time most dominant light-heavyweights, but in

the real world, it’s a pairing of a Hall Of Famer and a

popular television drama.

The match seems like a natural fit. Chuck Liddell earned his

“Iceman” nickname for his cold demeanor in putting his

opponent’s lights out, a reputation that made him a major

international star. It was a persona that lent itself perfectly to

fighting, and also to Hollywood,

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the years.

How about the Iceman as a murderer? That’s the possibility

being investigated on Monday’s episode of

“Bones,” which sees Liddell playing himself as a

possible suspect.

“I’m playing myself on there,” Liddell said of

his cameo. “It’s a very bad idea.”

In the episode, the team investigates the murder of Charlie

McCord, a high school principal with terminal cancer. Eventually,

they discover a video of McCord punching Liddell in the face, and

bring Liddell in to FBI headquarters for questioning about the

incident.

“Bones,” which airs at 8pm ET/PT on FOX, is just the

latest credit on Liddell’s acting resume, which includes

spots on Entourage, Hawaii Five-0 and Kick-Ass 2. Liddell was even

drawn into the long-running cartoon, The Simpsons.

The 43-year-old retired from competition in 2010 after a lengthy

reign as the UFC light-heavyweight champion and when he’s not

moonlighting as an actor, currently serves as the UFC’s vice

president of business development.