Kenny Florian is one of the UFC’s top lightweight fighters. He’s been impressive recently, reeling off three straight victories since dropping a unanimous decision to Sean Sherk at UFC 64. He took time out of training recently to sit down with Sam Caplin of CBSSports.com:
Florian On When He Expects To Fight Again:
KF: Probably February or March. Based on what happens in the next two weeks, we’ve got some lightweight matches. Hopefully it will be a tough, top guy.
Florian On Guida vs. Huerta:
Two great fighters in both Huerta and Guida. They’ve been doing some phenomenal things in the division. They’re both very exciting fighters. What excites me is that I want to fight a guy that’s really going to come and be aggressive and fight me. Those are fights that I’d really love to have. It could go either way. They’re very similar fighters; both like to go forward (and) like to take down their opponents and use their ground and pound. So it’s going to be who can play their game better, who can execute better. They are both very similar in style but I think Huerta is a little bigger and maybe a little stronger. Guida is a little faster and a little more technical with his wrestling. Roger is probably a little better on the feet with maybe a little more power but Guida may have the more polished ground game. It’s definitely very interesting and I think whoever who can control the wrestling will win that fight.
Florian On Gesias “JZ Calvan” Calvancanti.
Oh, JZ is unbelievable. He’s an unbelievable fighter and just did unbelievably well out in Japan in a tournament (K-1’s lightweight GP) against two tough fighters (Caol Uno and Andre “Dida” Amade). He’s a beast, man, and my goal is to try and fight all the top guys and it would be great if he eventually came to the UFC. I have a lot of respect for him as I do all the lightweights. He’s been doing some great things. I know he’s highly ranked and I’d love to get up there and recognized and get ranked as high as he is and surpass him. I want to be the number one fighter in the world.