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9/26/12 10:57 AM
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Retired UFC fighter and current broadcaster Kenny Florian is in shape. After all, "round is a shape," he told recently quipped on MMAjunkie.com Radio (interview below).

"As far as the injury goes, I'm just doing my best to really get healthy," he said. "I'm still trying to get healthy and get back to a regular training schedule because of my actual schedule and because of the injury.

"I've definitely felt improvement very recently in the past month. I haven't had that constant pain I've been dealing with. That's been a great sign. Physically, I feel much, much better."

"I don't know," he said about a possible return. "It's tough to say. I'm definitely keeping myself busy, but I've learned never to say never."

"... We'll see. Right now the only thing on my mind is getting healthy and getting back in the shape."

"It's tough seeing the fighters going out when you know you can't go in there. I don't know if the competitor ever leaves you. It's tough dialing it down. ... There are times I've had to turn down the intensity and just be a normal human being on fight night."

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9/26/12 10:59 AM
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9/26/12 11:00 AM
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i thought he retired?

9/26/12 11:17 AM
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Take his ass to bellator. The tournament setup suits him well. Phone Post
9/26/12 11:19 AM
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Why? Is he hurting for $? I thought he mad a fairly decent commentator, can't Kenny keep doing that? Not sure what the point of a return would be other than some quick $?
9/26/12 11:20 AM
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holly9000 - Why? Is he hurting for $? I thought he mad a fairly decent commentator, can't Kenny keep doing that? Not sure what the point of a return would be other than some quick $?
Because he loves the sport and has a hunger to fight still? Maybe? Phone Post
9/26/12 11:21 AM
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well, the ONLY reason why I think it would be ok for his return is that ALDO is indefinitely out and is always getting hurt for some reason. Under these conditions Kenflo could be significant in the division but with Aldo in, it seems rather pointless. 

9/26/12 11:27 AM
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Just saw this guy in a movie yesterday. Think it was called Tropic Thunder or something, didn't know he fought too. Neat. Phone Post
9/26/12 11:31 AM
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holly9000 - Why? Is he hurting for $? I thought he mad a fairly decent commentator, can't Kenny keep doing that? Not sure what the point of a return would be other than some quick $?

Florian grew up in a 10,000 sf mansion in the richest town in Massachusetts. He comes from an elite family. I assure you a Florian would never be hurting for money.
9/26/12 11:39 AM
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if he's undecided why did he retire?

9/26/12 11:41 AM
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From the direction of this thread, people would not want to see Kenny fight in the UFC again?

Why exactly is that?
9/26/12 11:50 AM
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Gonna make a run for the flyweight title?
9/26/12 11:51 AM
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if he's undecided why did he retire?


because of like 4 failed title defenses or something...

9/26/12 11:54 AM
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Gonna make a run for the flyweight title?

9/26/12 12:06 PM
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Haha! VTFU.
9/26/12 12:11 PM
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Gonna make a run for the flyweight title?


This is dumb,borderline fighter bashing and shows how ignorant you and all the people that crack jokes about him going down in weight are about MMA and UFC history.

9/26/12 12:43 PM
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Gonna make a run for the flyweight title?


This is dumb,borderline fighter bashing and shows how ignorant you and all the people that crack jokes about him going down in weight are about MMA and UFC history.


^What the hell are you on about? That is hilarious. VTFU for Hel3torm.

9/26/12 12:50 PM
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I for one would love to see Kenny fight again at LIGHTWEIGHT. He is very skilled and in my opinion could be top 3 again. I think if Kenny gets a good power lifting coach and drops all the fancy gym class/obstacle course type s&c that he currently does. He could be much stronger.
9/26/12 1:54 PM
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holly9000 - Why? Is he hurting for $? I thought he mad a fairly decent commentator, can't Kenny keep doing that? Not sure what the point of a return would be other than some quick $?
Name value.

The UFC lacks names that are known just like they lack stars.

Bonnar, Griffin, Leben, Koscheck, etc ALL the TUF 1 guys are still names to MMA fans.

Kenny is that.

Koch was ready to face Aldo and is clearly a solid fighter but he couldn't sell PPV events and they know it.

Edgar doesn't either but he at least could sell more than Koch and is known which is why Korean Zombie is so hot as he is relatively known for a lighter weight guy.

Florian is a bigger name than all of them and could make some guys bigger stars by getting beaten by them because fans will tune in to watch Florian fight. Phone Post
9/26/12 2:39 PM
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Why would anyone really even care if he came back or not? His fights weren't very exciting and even with Dana doing everything he could to make him a champ at any weight class he couldn't pull it off.
9/26/12 2:46 PM
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War Florian, would love to see him make one more run for a title. Phone Post
9/26/12 2:50 PM
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The guy's 36 and coming off a big injury. He had a great careeer and has nothing left to prove. He should stay retired.

9/26/12 5:12 PM
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Gonna make a run for the flyweight title?


LMAO!!


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