Chuck Liddell has become the latest UFC star to appear in video footage related to the George Floyd protests that have engulfed dozens of American cities for more than a week. Liddell, whose nickname is “The Ice Man” appeared in a local television spot for Los Angeles and Southern California broadcaster ABC7 trying to break up fights on the streets of Huntington Beach. The city, which is located south of Los Angeles, saw protesters get violent with one another Sunday. “It’s good to see people defending their city,” said Liddell while being interviewed by ABC7 on Monday. “And it’s just terrible, violence begets violence, violence doesn’t help anybody.” The protests surrounding the death of Floyd have raged for more than a week. Washington and other major US cities extended curfews on Monday as US president Donald Trump called the riots “acts of domestic terror”. Floyd died after being pinned down at the neck by police after he was arrested on May 25 outside a shop in Minneapolis, Minnesota, following a report by an employee of the shop that he had tried to use a counterfeit US$20 bill. Liddell, 50, who is the former UFC light heavyweight champion, can be seen in the footage trying to “break up fights” according to the presenter. Liddell, who is currently living in Huntington Beach as his house in Santa Barbara is being remodelled, is seen stopping what looks to be a number of groups from antagonising one another. “We all know what happened was wrong,” Liddell said about the death of Floyd. “Everybody knows and thinks it was wrong, it was hard to watch. But this does not help, destroying cities, destroying people, hurting people, it does not do any good for anybody, so hey protest all you want just do it peacefully.” According to ABC7, at one point, someone appeared to challenge Liddell to a fight, but others in the crowd helped to restrain the person. Earlier in the week current light heavyweight champion Jon Jones was seen in a local television news piece in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where he lives. Jones posted video of himself taking spray canisters away from protesters and a local diner credited him with keeping their restaurant from being vandalised.