UFC legend Chuck Liddell visits Browns, tells them to “break the guy in front of you”

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A hall of fame mixed martial arts fighter visited the Browns during their offseason work.

Chuck Liddell, the former UFC light heavyweight champion, talked to the Browns at their facility about the competitive mindset of a champion fighter.

“If they take one lesson out of this, they need to break the guy in front of them. If they keep that in mind the whole game, it’s gonna change,” Liddell said.

Browns coach Hue Jackson said he thinks it’s helpful to have insights from athletes in other sports.

“I wanted to do something different for our players. I wanted them to experience something different,” Jackson said. “It’s a different type of sport but there are some common traits in both sports and I think it’s always important to be looking for something different to improve your football team.”

The Browns have been getting knocked out a lot in recent years, but perhaps a fighter’s mentality will help to change that.

38 responses to “UFC legend Chuck Liddell visits Browns, tells them to “break the guy in front of you”

  1. “break the guy in front of you”
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    This is why UFC’s not really a sport, but just a thin veneer over unfettered cage fighting. True sport is about bettering your opponent, not damaging them. This is why bounties, cheap shots & face masking are wrong – they are not sporting. I played football until injured out as a freshman 4 decades ago. I tell you, its brutal enough without without dirty UFC “advice” from “legends”.

  2. the Browns will continue to get knocked out…….just like Liddell kept getting knocked out and sent into retirement.
    Liddell is the perfect motivational guru for the Browns. A paper tiger with a glass jaw, giving pep talks to a perennial wimp.

    “break the guy in front of you” ?
    Gimme a damn break, the only think Liddell broke was his own glass jaw…….3 striaght times until forced into retirement and QUIT…..tapped out….QUIT

  3. Yea and like the UFC the NFL is often rigged for a certain outcome, so it’s good to hear how the pros pull it off.

  4. Great advice Chuck and I love the jingle “break the guy in front of you “ only one problem with that ,,,the NFL dosent allow that anymore !

  5. danarchy says:
    July 9, 2018 at 7:56 am
    Break the guy in front if you…Just like Cormier did to Cleavelander Stipe Miocic.
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    DC is the man! Was awesome to watch him win on Saturday night.

  6. Maybe the Browns should be more concerned with blocking the guy in front of them instead…

  7. It never ceases to amaze me at how MEAN a lot of commenters can be. The article could be “the sky is blue”, and there would be negative comments about it. SMH

  8. Lifetime Ban For Kneelers says:
    July 9, 2018 at 6:57 am
    the Browns will continue to get knocked out…….just like Liddell kept getting knocked out and sent into retirement.
    Liddell is the perfect motivational guru for the Browns. A paper tiger with a glass jaw, giving pep talks to a perennial wimp.

    “break the guy in front of you” ?
    Gimme a damn break, the only think Liddell broke was his own glass jaw…….3 striaght times until forced into retirement and QUIT…..tapped out….QUIT

    I bet you wouldn;t have the cajones to step in the ring with Chuck and say this to his face.

  9. kcflake says:
    July 9, 2018 at 9:21 am
    Lifetime Ban For Kneelers says:
    July 9, 2018 at 6:57 am
    the Browns will continue to get knocked out…….just like Liddell kept getting knocked out and sent into retirement.
    Liddell is the perfect motivational guru for the Browns. A paper tiger with a glass jaw, giving pep talks to a perennial wimp.

    “break the guy in front of you” ?
    Gimme a damn break, the only think Liddell broke was his own glass jaw…….3 striaght times until forced into retirement and QUIT…..tapped out….QUIT

    I bet you wouldn;t have the cajones to step in the ring with Chuck and say this to his face.
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    Liddell Never had a glass jaw thru the majority of his career. He kept fighting well into his early 40’s and all of that punishment started to add up, which is why he retired then. Through his late 20’s and 30’s , he took shot after shot on the button and ate them like they were nothing, never going down.

  10. Liddell in my mind was the best Light Heavy Weight champion of all time just for what he did for the sport, definitely the best LHW Champion of his generation. His era was the early golden years of the UFC w/ Liddell, Couture, Tito Ortiz, Rampage Jackson, Vitor Belfort, Wanderlei, Forest Griffin, Matt Hughes, GSP in his Prime, BJ Penn, Rich Franklin and on and on.

  11. Before they start worrying about “doing something different to make your football team better”…shouldn’t they make sure they decent at the normal stuff? Or at least good enough for a single win?

    Seems a little like trying to teach your receivers how to make highlight reel one handed catches, when they still can’t catch a simple slant route

  12. Using motivation from other “sports” stars may not be a good thing. 1-31 and counting! Maybe Hue finally figured out where they were lacking.

  13. Lifetime Ban For Kneelers says:
    July 9, 2018 at 6:57 am
    the Browns will continue to get knocked out…….just like Liddell kept getting knocked out and sent into retirement.
    Liddell is the perfect motivational guru for the Browns. A paper tiger with a glass jaw, giving pep talks to a perennial wimp.

    “break the guy in front of you” ?
    Gimme a damn break, the only think Liddell broke was his own glass jaw…….3 striaght times until forced into retirement and QUIT…..tapped out….QUIT

    You know chuck is making a comeback right.

  14. hawkkiller says:
    July 9, 2018 at 10:20 am
    Liddell in my mind was the best Light Heavy Weight champion of all time just for what he did for the sport, definitely the best LHW Champion of his generation. His era was the early golden years of the UFC w/ Liddell, Couture, Tito Ortiz, Rampage Jackson, Vitor Belfort, Wanderlei, Forest Griffin, Matt Hughes, GSP in his Prime, BJ Penn, Rich Franklin and on and on.
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    The first fight between Forrest Griffin and Stephan Bonner was the best fight I’ve ever seen!

  15. “break the guy in front of you”

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    And then get a flag, thrown out the game, fine by Goodell followed by a suspension

  16. Impressive. Time to polish off the Lombardi and prep it for it’s future home in the capital of the Rust Belt. Just ask Browns fans, they’ll tell ya.

  17. speaking of the Cleveland Browns: he who laughs last laughs loudest and longest. There was a time when the Browns were unbeatable and the Steelers were laughable, when the 49ers were unstoppable and Patriots a joke, when the Dolphins ruled and Buccaneers hid under their “big sombrero”. Times change and so do teams; they all have their days in the limelight and days in the cellar. Last year’s team is not your same team this year. It’s today’s clowns that are tomorrow’s ringmasters.

  18. A couple of years ago Chuck spoke to Mike Tomlin and the Steelers and told them the same thing. Next game Mike went out and tripped Jacoby Jones on a return play.

  19. Hey Chuck, on this he NFL, that’s called a personal foul leading to a 15 yard penalty!.
    I can see the dreaded Brownies leading the league in penalty yards given up this years thanks to the brilliance of Chuck, Poor Cleavaland. Better luck next year.

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