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(by Joe Myers, Sherdog.com) UFC lightweight Kenny Florian dropped a unanimous decision to Gray Maynard at UFC 118 last month in Boston, costing him an opportunity at a third shot at the 155-pound title. Most fighters would be anxious to get back into action, hoping to dispel the memory of such a tough loss. Read More
Tequila CAZADORES®, the number-one premium tequila in the world(1) and Official Spirits Sponsor of Ultimate Fighting Championship® (UFC®), is proud to announce the 14th recipient of the Tequila CAZADORES® Spirit Award. Lightweight fighter and mixed martial artist Kenny Florian accepted this award. Kenny is known for his honorable conduct in and out of the Octagon™ and has proven that hard work and commitment lead to success. Read More
(by Dan Duggan, Boston Herald) Kenny Florian is unquestionably one of the best lightweights in the world, but he continually finds himself stuck one level short of reaching the top.
Florian has twice lost lightweight title shots, and at Saturday’s UFC 118 at the Garden, the Dover product lost a unanimous decision to Gray Maynard in a fight to determine the top lightweight contender. Read More
(by Thomas Gerbasi, UFC.com) Kenny Florian has come a long way from fighting in “The Gravel Pit” at Club Lido in Revere, Massachusetts, but as he approaches what he hopes is a triumphant homecoming to Boston against Gray Maynard this Saturday night, it’s the lessons he learned in those early years that helped make him the fighter he is today. Read More
Kenny Florian talks UFC 118 — including his predictions for Couture-Toney — recorded on Thursday, August 26 at the Hynes Convention Center in Boston, following the UFC’s official open workout. Read More
(by Michael Vega, Boston Globe) Kenny Florian’s career as a professional mixed martial arts fighter has taken him many places, but never home.
But on Saturday night, the 34-year-old Dover native, and 1999 Boston College graduate who played soccer for the Eagles, will compete in front of a hometown crowd for the first time in his Ultimate Fighting Championship lightweight bout against undefeated Gray Maynard at TD Garden. Read More
(by Joe Myers, sherdog.com) Kenny Florian has already had two cracks at the UFC lightweight title, but following a pair of submission wins over Clay Guida and Takanori Gomi, the 34-year-old Florian may be just one victory away from another shot at a championship bout. But if Florian does get past the unbeaten Gray Maynard on the main card of UFC 118 Saturday at the TD Garden in Boston, don’t expect to see the same old Florian in his third title fight. Read More
(Boston Globe by Nancy Marrapese-Burrell) Shawn Thornton stood next to one of the heavy bags at Peter Welch’s South Boston gym, watching UFC fighter Kenny Florian being put through the paces by Welch and one of Florian’s two head trainers, Firas Zahabi.
The Bruins enforcer, no stranger to fisticuffs himself, is a fan of mixed martial arts, and seeing Florian train gave him a deeper appreciation of what’s required to succeed in the sport. Read More
(Heavy.com by Jon Lane)
Kenny Florian Isn’t Afraid to Adapt
Adapt and survive.
Kenny Florian’s philosophy is simple: “If you don’t adapt in this sport, you’re going to die. You’re going to lose.” There was a time Florian thought he had all the answers. He was on a six-fight win streak that earned him a shot at UFC lightweight champion B.J. Penn. The last time Florian had lost was his first chance at glory, when Sean Sherk defeated him in a unanimous decision at UFC 64. Read More
(by Elliot Olshansky for UFC.com) When it comes to the great rivalries in college athletics, Michigan State vs. Boston College isn’t one of them. That said, however, when the Spartans and the Eagles get together, it’s usually a big deal. Read More