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    SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 13: UFC fighter Chuck Liddell looks on before the San Francisco Giants and Los Angeles Dodgers Major League Baseball game at AT&T Park on September 13, 2009 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

    One would imagine the Dallas Cowboys aren’t often starstruck.

    But on Monday, the team found quite a thrill in a visit from former UFC light-heavyweight champion Chuck Liddell, who showed up with Fox analyst Jay Glazer at practice. Before the workout in Oxnard began, head coach Wade Phillips asked “The Iceman” to address the team.

    “Basically he told us to just dominate the guy on the other side of the ball,” said fullback Deon Anderson, per the Dallas Morning News. “Football and fighting are two violent sports and you just have to dominate the other guy.”

    According to the account in the Morning News, Anderson, who had his hat autographed by Liddell, was particularly excited about the guest speaker. Why was he so wide-eyed?

    “Why? What do you mean?” Anderson said. “Because he's very aggressive. He's just one of the top guys at his sport and he does it very intensely. And he's focused. You can see it in his eyes. Look at him--he's got a tattoo on his head.”

    Head tattoos aside, one has to respect a man who could beat up any given member of an NFL football team. Then again, for argument’s sake, could anyone on the Cowboys take Liddell in a fight?

    “Hell no,” Anderson replied. “That man's a trained professional killer.”

     

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