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Coach defends Chuck Liddell training video after fans bash ‘Iceman’s’ lethargic pad work

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Former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) light heavyweight champion, Chuck Liddell, is making his return to mixed martial arts (MMA) at the ripe old age of 48, thanks to a Golden Boy MMA trilogy opposite longtime rival Tito Ortiz.

That means “The Iceman” is back inside the gym full time and working on what he does best: using his kickboxing to wreck shit. But fans were less than enthusiastic about Liddell’s comeback to begin with and this recently-released video of his pad work appears to have made things worse.

Have a look:

Some of the comments include:

“Can someone play this video in real time, it’s in slow motion.”

“Wow that’s so sad to watch. Poor guy should have a lifetime pension for what he’s done for the UFC, instead he’s turned into a circus act.”

“Champ with due respect you remind me of Kimbo Slice. I love you bro but it’s too late.”

Not surprisingly, the man holding the pads, former kickboxing powerhouse and Professional Fighter’s League (PFL) head cheese “Sugar” Ray Sefo, defended the online training video, insisting that Liddell was merely getting into his rhythm.

“People first of all that was the first time Chuck and I did pads together, secondly we were just moving around lightly so I don’t know why all the criticism when his fight isn’t until November,” Sefo wrote on Twitter.

Liddell holds two previous knockout wins over Ortiz from their glory days in UFC.