Rolling with the Flo: Ever-talented Kenny Florian readies for UFC 87

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8/3/08 5:08:23AM
He already may be the best television analyst in mixed martial arts. As a studio analyst, he has no peer.

As a prognosticator, he's tops in his field and his newsletter almost reads like a post-fight recap and not a prefight prediction.

He speaks six languages, is the son of a heart surgeon and grew up in a well-to-do area of suburban Boston. At first glance, Kenny Florian might seem better suited for a job behind the cameras or on the production.

But this erudite, engaging man is as ferocious inside the octagon as any man in the Ultimate Fighting Championship.

And while he's one of the sport's finest ambassadors, it's the punishment he's able to deliver, as well as take, that has endeared him to UFC president Dana White. They're both from the Boston area, but the local ties play no role in White's admiration for Florian.




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