Three-time UFC title contender Kenny Florian is set to return to the lightweight ranks. Florian told The Boston Herald that he will return to fighting in the division where he has had his most success.
Florian, who suffered a unanimous decision loss to UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo at UFC 136: Edgar vs. Maynard III earlier this month, admitted that the weight cut to make 145lbs. was one of the factors in his decision.
“I don’t want there to be an excuse,” said Florian, “but I feel that it’s tough to go in there at a weight class that you’re not sure if you’re going to be 100%.”
Despite losing to Aldo, the 35-year-old pushed the champion for the better part of five rounds. Florian feels that his career in the sport still has a ways to go, and is looking forward to exciting fights at lightweight.
“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.”