The Browns need to fight to become respectable again after going 1-31 the past two seasons, so they have turned to some mixed martial arts legends for help.

UFC Hall of Famers Chuck Liddell and Randy Couture have been training players at team headquarters in Berea as of late. Liddell is there this week, and Couture was there last week.

They’re affiliated with the Unbreakable Performance Center founded by MMA trainer and Fox Sports NFL Insider Jay Glazer in West Hollywood, Calif. Unbreakable has a long list of clients throughout the league, and former Chicago Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher is one of the gym’s owners.

Coach Hue Jackson and director of strength and conditioning Larry Jackson enlisted Unbreakable to work with the Browns this offseason. Glazer spent time training the team before Liddell and Couture did the same. Other fighters have been involved, too.

“The biggest thing we try to work with them technically on is just body-on-body contact and wrestling guys and getting balanced,” Liddell said in a video the Browns posted Thursday on Twitter.

“The bigger thing that we work on is mindset. We try to get these guys to treat it like a fight. You’re fighting the guy in front of you. You’re trying to break him mentally and physically. It’s a fight. This is not just a game. We’re fighting to win.”

Liddell, clad in Browns gear, is shown in the video leading a workout in the team’s field house while tight end David Njoku, fullback Danny Vitale, running backs Carlos Hyde and Duke Johnson are among the players participating.

“We’re working with all the positions,” Liddell said. “This is my first week. It’s a lot of fun for me. I like doing it. I like working with these guys. I like teaching them some new stuff and hopefully getting to watch them use it in the game.”

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