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Thursday, 10/06/2011, 10:39 am

Florian: “This is possibly my last shot at a UFC title”

“Seems a lot of people like to say “Kenny Florian — that guy chokes in the big fights,” but it is simply not true.

You have to look at fights in context and not just oversimplify stuff. There is a reason to each and every loss I have, and the fights need to be looked at in the context of my whole career. I have never choked in a fight. Each and every fight — whether victory or defeat – has been part of a greater learning experience. I’m still learning and working things out today. Nobody in mixed martial arts, not Anderson Silva, Jon Jones or anyone else, has figured this sport out yet. We are all still striving to improve and find the answers.

This is possibly my last shot at a UFC title — I know that. Thinking about things realistically, I may not get another chance if I fail to come through with this one. That’s not something I try to think about too much, though. All I’m thinking about right now is taking this opportunity against Aldo with both hands and then going out and showing the world I can beat a guy that I seriously believe I can beat …”

Two-time lightweight title challenger, Kenny Florian takes to his personal blog over at ESPN.COM to discuss his co-main event slot with Jose Aldo this Saturday.

After two failed attempts at getting UFC gold, Florian is ready to show the world that he is not a choke artist and attempt to upset Jose Aldo at UFC 136.

Check out his full entry HERE.


22 Responses to “Florian: “This is possibly my last shot at a UFC title””

  1. rondo says:

    You can do it!

  2. James says:

    No he can’t.

  3. Pat says:

    Kenny “Ken-Flo” ChokeAgain

    Hehe just kidding. i just think Aldo will beat a game Kenny. Not so much as kenny choking, just that his opponents were just better.

  4. Mike Diaz says:

    Choke artist sounds right! PENN NATION!!!!!!

  5. zack says:

    Idk if he can beat jose. He’s number 2 p4p on my list. But if he goes in there and goes to war with him like hominik then he has a chance and def will earn some respect

  6. El Charlie says:

    He didn’t do anything to Diego Nunes. Nothing significant at least. Diego won that fight imo. Hominick did a well job exposing holes in Aldo’s game. Lets see if Kenny does the same. Doubt it, but can’t count em out.

  7. That vest he’s wearing looks pretty gay.

  8. steven horgan says:

    3rd times a charm, he has a shot, but he better get off to a quick start and make aldo respect him or he will run right through him

  9. ThaGreenBandit says:

    Florian is no chump, but I don’t see him putting a halt to Aldo’s run of dominance.

  10. O-A says:

    Agree with Kenny here.
    He doesent choke in big fights.
    He’s just been overmatched.

    Diego Sanchez is a bigger stronger wrestler which was at MW.

    Sherk, before he forgot he had the t-rex arms and thought he was a boxer he was a demolition man at LW.

    BJ, well how in the hell would Kenny win that fight ?

    Maynard – Bigger, stronger wrestler.

    And he’s beat the rest of his opponents including some real solid guys like Lauzon, Guida, Gomi, Stevenson, Nunes, Sam Stout, Din Thomas…

    Apart from Fickett which was a split decision, and i have no idea how that fight looked.

    Kenny is a great fighter, but i just dont see him having that edge to become a champ.

  11. Tasha & John says:

    he isn’t getting any older so he’s right about that.

  12. bob says:

    that possibly, it IS

  13. e says:

    aldo aint losing to kenny.

  14. keep it real says:

    diego nunes dropped him with a punch aldo will ko him for sure

  15. GET RID OF FITCH says:

    Florian nuthuggers just need to face the FACT that Florian cannot beat high level wrestlers or strikers with lots of power. No way in hell Florian deserved this title shot vs Aldo and EVERYONE knows Mendes would bury Florian by p4p. IMO Kenny is one of the most overrrated fights in MMA.

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