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Kenny Florian is Changing Weight Classes again! Moving Back to 155lbs.

| October 26, 2011 | Reply

“Who wants to see fights finished at 155!?” is the memorable quote from season 1 of The Ultimate Fighter cast member Kenny Florian. Florian’s career has been an interesting one to watch as he has competed in four different weight classes and has fought for a title on three separate occasions. Kenny started his career in MMA after a respectable Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competition stint as has become a fan favorite in the UFC following his time on TUF. Although he hasn’t won a belt yet after three attempts it appears as though he will be sticking around for a little while longer to see if he can finally make that championship goal a reality.

Florian is coming off a defeat at the hands of UFC Featherweight champion and top pound-for-pound list occupant Jose Aldo. It was Kenny’s second fight at 145 and he gave opponents Diego Nunes and the champ Aldo all they wanted inside the cage. It was publicly known to all fans that Florian’s weight cut to get to 145 lbs. was a difficult undertaking to say the least, with Florian stating in the media that cutting down to Featherweight was the most challenging prospect of his career. Now that Kenny has challenged Aldo and lost, many fans speculated as to whether or not he would retire from the sport. Kenny has a promising analyst and commentator job waiting for him if he did choose to retire seeing as that he has been featured on ESPN as an analyst and has called fights for the WEC and the UFC respectively.

Thankfully though Kenny announced that he will be returning to the octagon, but he will be moving back up to the Lightweight division to make another run for the 155 lbs. strap. It couldn’t be a better time for him to move back up to lightweight now that Frankie Edgar and Gray Maynard have settled their score and the weight class is back to full throttled forward mobility.

Clay Guida and Ben Henderson are scheduled to fight at the UFC debut on the FOX network next month to most likely see who will get the next crack at Edgar and it will be very intriguing to see where Florian will fit in with the other fighters that are eagerly awaiting their next match-ups.

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