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Liddell’s got a secret weapon

Here’s an interview with Chuck Liddell’s trainer where he mentions an anonymous training partner that’s helping Chuck train. Obviously I don’t think it’s Paulo Filho unless he’s a whore/prostitute/hypocrite, but BloodyElbow thinks it’s Anderson Silva. Me … if it was an impressive name I think they’d be more forthcoming with the news. My bet is it’s someone like like Jorge Gurgel or something.

Oh yeah, they also mentioned Tony Robbins coming to help out but if you read this site obsessively (LIKE YOU SHOULD BE), you’d have known about that shit last month.

Also, I’ve been looking for an excuse to post this video for a while, but check out John Hackleman’s opinion on blocking kicks and why you shouldn’t bother. If you wanted to boil down Liddell’s loss to Keith Jardine to the root source, I think this video is a pretty good evidence. Thanks to reader Aaron for pointing this out to me!

  • Thomas

    Maybe Anderson is helping Chuck and chuck is teaching him how to stuff a takedown

  • MacDaddy

    The only thing Jorge Gurgel could teach Liddell is how to turtle up like a real BJJ black belt. It would make more sense if it was someone who was associated with chutebox at some point, because Wanderlei Silva is the quintessential Chute Boxe style fighter, like a muay thai woodchipper. Anderson Silva would be the logical pick, because his style is not unlike Wanderlei’s, or it could be Rua. Whoever it is is not going to be very popular in Brasil when this gets out, as Filho demonstrated Brazilians are pretty proud of their tropical hellhole.

    Also I don’t know who the fuck John Hackleman ever fought, but if you plant your leg with weight on it like that with the guys I spar with they’ll snap your fucking shin like balsa wood or turn your knee backwards.

  • marshal

    No bad students, only bad teachers. Sensei hates that line.

  • Mobb Deep

    Ha, looks like Keith Jardine aka TechnoViking, blew John Hackleman’s theory out the water. Now, all heil TechnoViking:

  • godzillad

    Hackleman’s dumbass needs to realize this isn’t 1982 anymore: people kick your thigh, not your shin.

  • Frank Costello

    That totally worked for Hidehiko Yoshida when he tried the same tactic against Crocop. Oh wait…

  • Ted Dibiase

    blocking a kick with your knee or shin will definitely make your opponent think twice about throwing kicks. wasnt jardine can actually quoted saying he kept throwing kicks because liddell wasnt checking em? hackleman looks like that fucker on seinfeld who george got into a fight with over the parking spot. jerry broke his thumbs on a later episode. “oh man, that michael jordan is so phoney”