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The Incredible Shrinking Florini

“God, I’m so FAT!  *sob*”

As you may have read somewhere, #1 ranked featherweight Jose Aldo recently turned down the idea of a fight with Kenny Florian at 155-lbs.  Apparently Kenny ain’t letting him get away that easily, because he now plans to drop to 145 and chase Aldo on his own turf.  Dig it:

“I started playing around with the idea: could I make 145? Originally, I didn’t think it was possible,” Florian. “I spoke with a few nutritionists, got their opinions, told them what my body fat was, my walking-around weight, all that stuff and the general consensus was that it was very possible.

“I put a lot of thought into it, spoke with my coaches and everybody involved and decided that I am going to try it. I’m going to go for it.”

Though his long-term dream is to win both the 145 and 155-lb belts, to Kenny’s credit, he’s not arrogant enough to think he deserves a shot at the featherweight strap right off the bat.

“He’s not going to get a title shot at 145 directly,” Kawa said. “We’re asking for a top guy, and then maybe after one or two more fights, he can get a title shot.”

Kenny says he’s already received the blessing of the Zuffa brass, so it sounds like this is for real.  Remember, this is a guy who made it to the finals of TUF 1 at middleweight, then had two fights at 170 before dropping to lightweight in 2006.  At this rate he’ll be fighting at flyweight by the time he retires.  He isn’t exactly beefy at 155 to begin with, so I’m a bit scared to see what he’ll look like 10 pounds skinnier.  Karen Carpenter says stop the insanity!

  • Joon4s

    He’s got even less chance with Aldo. Two belts? He’d be really lucky to even get a belt.

  • frickshun

    KENNY!! KENNY!! KENNY!! I love the guy. But yes, I expect him to look like Christian Bale from “The Machinist”:

  • G Funk

    Bale looks awesomely ripped in those shots sporting a 24 pack!

    Cool. I think this is the first of the top 155 contenders dropping down. This is the begining of a stronger 145 and some real competition for Aldo. If Kenny runs through a good first opponent I expect an immediate title shot.

  • agentsmith

    Goddammit frick, I can’t believe I forgot that reference.

  • Blackula Jonez

    how low can you go.

  • glassjawsh

    karen carpenter joke? really? I’m pretty sure she died before i was born. I’m sure there’s plenty of fresh early 90’s material out there you;ve yet to get to

  • Rodriguez

    Josh: More recent like this?

  • glassjawsh

    bahahahaah I forgot about that “ill just eat this ice cube” fucking gold

  • scissors61

    Man, he’s going to be a goddamn skeleton at 145. This could turn into another James Irvin situation, with the obvious difference that Kenny isn’t a total can. 


  • Reem.Hadouken

    God I hate Kenny the Shill Florian.

    So he wants to be a scrub gatekeeper at feather too?

    Bah this ain’t news.

  • subo

    ^ Shut the fuck up.

  • Symbul

    He should do well at 145. It’s not a particularly strong division aside from Jose Aldo. I’d pick him to beat just about everyone there aside from Mendes (wrasslewrassle) and Aldo, but I’d love to see Aldo get some sterner tests (like Florian).

  • RaginAsian

    Last I checked it wasn’t Kenny’s size/strength disadvantage getting his ass kicked. Someone needs tell him that “possible” doesn’t mean “good for elite athletes”.

  • subo

    In some ways, it was – that and wrestling.  He’ll face less of both at 145.

  • Reem.Hadouken

    Subo – i bet you wish you could kiss Dana White’s ass the way Florian does. So skillful, so deep.

    You stay up nights dreaming of tonguing ass as good as kenneh.

  • Oontyex

    kenflo has looked like a small LW for a while, instead he’ll be a big FW, he’s been a top LW for a while – but i reckon he could be the 2nd best FW hehe :)

  • Predator8u

    he gets a shot after one fight if he wins.

     And so The Great Lightweight Migration Southward begins.