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(Sherdog) Standout featherweight Diego Nunes had a convincing performance against Kenny Florian at UFC 131, nearly spoiling the two-time UFC lightweight title challenger’s 145-pound debut. However, Florian’s maturity and big-fight experience turned the battle in his favor, allowing him to take a unanimous decision after three rounds. Read More
(MMAMania) Jose Aldo expects a ‘tough’ fight against Kenny Florian in October Perhaps the third time will indeed be the charm for Kenny Florian. Fresh off his winning 145-pound debut over Diego Nunes at UFC 131 this past weekend, the former two-time lightweight number one contender was “more than likely” assured a title shot against division champion Jose Aldo. Read More
(Heavy.com) Going into last Saturday’s UFC 131 card, Kenny Florian hedged his bets when asked if he planned on making a serious run at featherweight. To hear him tell it, the drop to Florian’s UFC-record fourth weight class was temporary, something he decided to do when his team of nutritionists said it was a possibility. Read More
(Yahoo Sports) In his first fight at 145 lbs., Kenny Florian showed off better cardio in a unanimous decision win over Diego Nunes. Florian took the judges’ cards 29-28, 29-28, 30-27 at UFC 131 in Vancouver on Saturday night. It was a win that didn’t please the Canuck-crowd, as Boston-based Florian wore a Boston Bruins jersey to weigh-ins on Friday. Read More
(Toronto Sun) VANCOUVER – He’d been threatening all week and Friday he did it.
Before a crowd of more than 2,000 on hand to catch the UFC weigh-ins at picturesque Jack Poole Plaza, Kenny Florian took to the scales amid a thunderous chorus of boos — an unlikely occurrence for such a popular fighter. But then again, Florian brought it on himself. The Boston fighter showed up for the fan event in his Bruins jersey — sporting the number and name of thug Shawn Thornton no less. Read More
(Heavy.com) When it comes to making plans for their post-fight careers, every fighter is different.
Randy Couture has retired on three separate occasions, though one was more a negotiation tactic and this last one seems like it will stick. Quinton “Rampage” Jackson spoke at length in the build-up to his fight at UFC 130 about calling it quits at age 35 and moving into movies. Read More
(by Spencer Kyte for The Province) Though he’s been fighting in the Octagon since the first season of The Ultimate Fighter, stepping into the cage this weekend will have a brand new feel for Kenny Florian.
For the first time in his career, the perennial lightweight contender will make the move down to the featherweight ranks. Despite not having gone through a “practice cut” to ensure he can shed the additional 10 pounds necessary to make the 145-pound limit, Florian and his team are confident that it won’t be a problem. Read More
(Bloody Elbow) Saturday at UFC 131, Kenny Florian will accomplish a rare feat in MMA: He’ll compete in his fourth weight class.
When Florian steps into the cage Saturday at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, it’ll continue a journey that has spanned six years, four weight classes, 40 pounds and 16 fights. Florian started as a middleweight competing on “The Ultimate Fighter” and will fight at UFC 131 as a featherweight when he faces 16-1 Diego Nunes in a bout that will have big implications on the division. Read More
(Sherdog) Kenny Florian is about to break new ground.
After spending the majority of his UFC career at lightweight, the Massachusetts native will make his featherweight debut against well-rounded and world-ranked Brazilian Diego Nunes at UFC 131 “Dos Santos vs. Carwin” on Saturday at the Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Read More