UFC’s Kenny Florian to featherweight? “Never ever say never ever,” says fighter

By Dann Stupp

LAS VEGAS – When MMAjunkie.com Radio (www.mmajunkie.com/radio) host “Gorgeous” George Garcia asked UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian if rumors of a potential move to featherweight are true, he had one word of advice for the fighter: Stay out of the poker room.

Florian initially deflected the question and then let out a small laugh as he mentally processed the question.

But whether it was a true “tell” or simply indecision on the UFC veteran’s part, it’s clear Florian has considered it, and he’s leaving open the door to the possibility.

Florian, of course, is one of the most accomplished 155-pound fighters in the sport. He’s universally regarded as a top-10 lightweight and has spent much of the past few years in the top five. But he was unsuccessful with his two shots at the title, and in August, he suffered a decision loss to Gray Maynard in a No. 1 contender’s bout.

So would Florian dare try a new weight class when he’s been within reach of his current division‘s big prize?

“We’ll see that the future holds,” he told MMAjunkie.com Radio on Friday. “I guess that’s all I can say right now. They say, ‘Never ever say never ever.’

“I got that from the movie ‘MacGruber.'”


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