Florian’s Boss Notes: He Chokes in the Big Fights
Kenny Florian was just three rounds away from losing another lightweight title shot, and he did nothing to alter the outcome.
His boss and the rest of his native Boston chorused disappointment after he dejectedly walked away from the cage. UFC president Dana White commented, “I hate to say this because I don’t want to take anything away from Gray Maynard, but I think Kenny is just one of those guys who chokes in big fights.”
White spoke out of his knowledge of the athlete. He said he has known him to be “unbelievable. Kenny’s ground is unbelievable. Kenny usually kicks guys to the body and legs so hard that he busts guys up.” But in the bout against Maynard, he lost all of that.
Now White was questioning Florian’s mettle amidst tough fights. He said that if the fighter goes back to fight the mid-level guys, he is going to beat them like a freight train. “But the big fights? He crumbles, man.” White ended by saying that indeed, Maynard dominated the night as Florian sat watching his opponent beat him to his defeat.View Article Source »