After a few weeks of speculation surrounding his future based on having come up short again in another title-fight, this time to featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 136, Kenny Florian has revealed his next move and it won’t be one towards retirement.
According to the 35-year old, he intends to fight again at 155 pounds where he’s experienced the bulk of his success and take it one match-up at a time from there.
“I didn’t get in this to be second-best, of course. But at the same time, not everybody can be a champion,” Florian explained in an interview with The Boston Herald. “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 (are) exciting fights out there for me, there (are) still challenges out there for me, there (are) 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 continued.
“I don’t like making any limits on how many fights or anything like that,” “Ken-Flo” concluded. “I’m still going to take it one fight at a time. I know I’ve still got several good fights in me. I could fight for the next three years. I could fight maybe another couple of fights. I don’t know. I’m going to take it how I feel in training, how I feel fight after fight and I’m just going to take it like that.”
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