Florian: Not everyone can be a champion; planning return at lightweight

source: bostonherald.com
 

Florian doesn’t plan to fight for the next six months as he rebuilds his body for the lightweight division. He’ll return to an uncertain future, with a fourth title shot highly unlikely without a lot of stellar performances.

“I didn’t get in this to be second-best, of course. But at the same time, not everybody can be a champion,” Florian said. “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.”

Florian believes he’s still making improvements and said he has been reinvigorated since switching training camps two years ago to work primarily at his own gym in Brookline and in Montreal with renowned trainer Firas Zahabi. A promising career as a TV analyst awaits after retirement, but Florian isn’t ready to hang it up yet.

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semtex0809 site profile image  

10/25/11 1:41 PM by semtex0809

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10/25/11 12:56 AM by lgi

Nate Diaz should face a winner. Guillard is coming off a loss, maybe set a fight up with Florian.

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10/25/11 12:40 AM by KingNeptune

Only Kenny that wins is Kenny Powers! Maybe if he starts going by Ken Florian or maybe Kenneth Florian he would have a chance at being champion!

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10/25/11 12:38 AM by KingNeptune

^ LMAO!!!!!

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10/25/11 12:22 AM by jarredmercado

He has beaten a number of skilled fighters. He has struggled when fighting opponents who are better fighters which are generally in the top 2-3 of their respective weight classes.

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10/24/11 1:55 PM by fna

 kenny vs sherk 2 please

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10/24/11 11:57 AM by Hate420

Kenny is always exciting,but always seems to come with the worst possible game plan for big fights.

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10/24/11 11:49 AM by stillmatic

Not so sure about great. Kenny has a tendency to stink up the joint when he faces someone skilled. I think a fight with Nate is an interesting match-up though between 2 technical fighters.

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10/24/11 11:10 AM by 1800champagne

Agreed!!

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10/24/11 10:13 AM by Cyril Jeff

 good for Kenny, he will need time to build the muscle back up that is required at '55, big fan...