twitter google

Kenny Florian To Hold Off On Retirement For Now

Three-time UFC title contender Kenny Florian isn’t prepared to hang it up yet, as the 35-year-old told the Boston Herald that he will return to fighting at the 155-pound weight class.

“I still love this sport tremendously and still want to be a part of it,” Florian said. “I know myself and it’s not even just being competitive, but it’s just being there learning and competing. There’s still very much a fire burning there so I’m going to do it.”

Florian lost to Jose Aldo at UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III for Aldo’s featherweight title. He suffered a decision loss, but pushed “Scarface” for the better part of three rounds.

“KenFlo” said he will take some time to build his body back up to compete at lightweight, as the drop to 145 pounds took a toll on his body.

“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,” 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.”