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Lorenzo Neal Practices MMA

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Lorenzo Neal Practices MMA

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Mixed martial arts has made its way into the training regimens of a handful of NFL players, but former San Diego Chargers fullback Lorenzo Neal took it to the max. A former college wrestler at Fresno State (he placed seventh at the 1992 NCAA Wrestling Championships), Neal kept the sport in his life by incorporating it into his training. During the off-season, he used to link up with the UFC's Chuck Liddel, whom he knew from his days at Fresno State, and the two mammoth men did MMA training to prepare for their respective sports. Neal then hit the field and bulldozed holes for guys like Warrick Dunn, Eddie George and LaDainian Tomlinson. He ended up blocking for 11 straight 1,000-yard rushers.

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Mixed martial arts has made its way into the training regimens of a handful of NFL players, but former San Diego Chargers fullback Lorenzo Neal took it to the max. A former college wrestler at Fresno State (he placed seventh at the 1992 NCAA Wrestling Championships), Neal kept the sport in his life by incorporating it into his training. During the off-season, he used to link up with the UFC's Chuck Liddel, whom he knew from his days at Fresno State, and the two mammoth men did MMA training to prepare for their respective sports. Neal then hit the field and bulldozed holes for guys like Warrick Dunn, Eddie George and LaDainian Tomlinson. He ended up blocking for 11 straight 1,000-yard rushers.


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