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Kenny Florian Suffers ‘Possibly Career-Ending’ Injury

Written on January 13, 2012 by Markham Mencken

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Kenny Florian is suffering from a serious back injury that may end his career.

is suffering from a serious lower back injury that could prevent him from fighting again, he announced during a recent interview with the Boston Herald.

The 35-year-old Peruvian, American featherweight contender has been diagnosed with a ‘herniated disc in his lower back’, an injury he sustained on November, from one of his weight training activities.

“I’ve kind of been going back-and-forth with some of the doctors, so it’s possible. I’m going to see. As of right now, obviously I can’t compete and train like I was at all. I’m just kind of doing what I can and hoping that things heal up and get better. I’m just kind of in a holding pattern. That’s why I decided to do this commentary for the time being and take this next six months to really heal up and try to make some money on the side. It sucks. The last couple of months I’ve just been figuring out what’s going on and what I’m going to do.” Florian said.

Florian who also suffered a recent loss to featherweight champion , is still hopeful that he will be able to bounce back and is said to be considering an alternate career path in sport broadcasting.

“It’s not good,” Florian told the Herald. “That’s why I’m trying to stay hopeful. We’ll see. I’ve been out here in (Los Angeles) doing this show every week for UFC Tonight for Fuel TV and doing some other things. I’m just hoping that it can heal up and get better and then see if I can go back to doing what I was doing. So far, I still need to rest. If I go to do something physical, I’m just not able to do it. That pain is coming back.”

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