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Budgellism » Posted 4/8/07 11:45:00AM

"I still love this sport tremendously and still want to be a part of it. I know myself and it's not even just being competitive, but it's just being there learning and competing. There's still very much a fire burning there so I'm going to do it.... I didn't get in this to be second-best, of course. But at the same time, not everybody can be a champion. I'm just going to go back to 155, work my way up, take it one fight at a time and see where it puts me. I think there's exciting fights out there for me, there's still challenges out there for me, there's still things I'd like to try to improve on and that's the main thing. I don't necessarily have the title in my eyes, but I do have my own personal goals as far as the technical level that I want to get to."

- Kenny Florian

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Pookie » Posted 4/8/07 11:48:00PM

He has a better chance against Edgar/Maynard/Melendez than he does against Penn/Aldo.

Good move.

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BJ Penn beat Frankie Edgar more times than Benson Henderson beat Frankie Edgar.

Budgellism » Posted 4/8/07 11:45:00AM


Posted by Pookie

He has a better chance against Edgar/Maynard/Melendez than he does against Penn/Aldo.

Good move.



Agreed. Not to mention all the match ups this creates. Pettis vs. Florian anyone?

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FastKnockout » Posted 9/24/10 8:39:00PM

Didn't Maynard already dominate Florian? I don't think a rematch would go any differently.

prozacnation1978 » Posted 7/5/07 11:42:00PM

Good move
Maybe florian vs guillard will happen now

RhythmAndStyle » Posted 1/25/08 3:12:00PM

tbh, i dont think it matters what weight class he goes to..LW's will out class him..Maynard, Edgar and Gilbert would all out-class him easily...

Cooler » Posted 6/7/10 4:11:00PM

I'm glad he's not getting pissy when he loses and "retires" like Pellegrino because Kenny can beat a lot of good fighters at 155 and 145, much more than a gatekeeper, he's a top 10 in two weight classes at one time thats a big accomplishment only a few have done (Penn, Hendo, Anderson).

KungFuMaster » Posted 5/17/11 11:13:00PM

I made the suggestion to move back to LW after the loss to Aldo. I think it is a good move. His strength and muscles have been a key reason for his short comings and if he was to improve on those areas, he should be able to have better performances against the stronger and younger fighters.

I definitely think he can make one more title run.

quezocrema0032 » Posted 7/15/07 12:46:00AM

Before he retires I'd like a catchweight rematch between him & diego.

airkerma » Posted 1/6/10 12:05:00PM


Posted by quezocrema0032

Before he retires I'd like a catchweight rematch between him & diego.


As random as this is, when those two were both at lightweight I thought that would be a dream matchup between 2 and 3. Winner would rm BJ (back then). I kinda wish diego was still at lw...just like beej

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Travesty145 » Posted 9/28/11 6:59:00PM

theres no reason for him to stop fighting. hes still a great fighter. u dont have to be the champion to have exciting fights and make lots of moneys

icantthinkofanything » Posted 1/16/09 11:38:00PM

ROCK ON

Makes sense to me, The LW division has all beat each other, and cleaned out contenders.GSOT,etc. making an SF fighter a top 3-? idk maybe, but hopefully Florian and all these other fighter that are popular, can get better wrestling, so the Mixed can be back in MMA!
Florian would be a good style matchup for edgar, but Edgar can easily take anyone down, but often stands now.


i WANT

kenflo vs nate Diaz
dunham
guillard
ross pearson, and everyone Kenny hasnt fought at lw

Twenty20Dollars » Posted 6/21/07 4:27:00PM

He did better than I thought he would against Aldo.

Probably shouldn't have given him a title shot so soon at FW.

He seems to be one of those older UFC guys in the spot where they can't win a title and might not be fighting much longer. Hughes, Franklin.

Just put on some exciting fights.

KungFuMaster » Posted 5/17/11 11:13:00PM


Posted by Twenty20Dollars

He did better than I thought he would against Aldo.

Probably shouldn't have given him a title shot so soon at FW.

He seems to be one of those older UFC guys in the spot where they can't win a title and might not be fighting much longer. Hughes, Franklin.

Just put on some exciting fights.



I felt he did everything he should have done in the Aldo fight. He was simply too physically weak to get the job done.

ghandikush » Posted 7/12/11 3:30:00PM

Maybe if he takes out a bunch more top contenders like he's been doing since even his early days people will stop acting like he is a mediocre choke artist.

LW is the way to go good for him. I think I would be very interested in a LAuzon rematch, hopefully main eventing a TV card so we could have 5 rounds of action.

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