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UFC Veteran Kenny Florian Retires

Written on June 01, 2012 by Avlya Jaie

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Kenny Florian hasn't fought since losing to Jose Aldo, October of last year.

veteran has officially retired from the world of MMA. Florian made the announcement during the weigh-ins for The Ultimate Fighter Finale.

Florian last fought at UFC 146, where he got defeated by in a middleweight bout. He has not made a comeback at the octagon ever since. He said that he wants to focus on his UFC broadcasting career. He appears regularly at the weekly “UFC Tonight” program on FUEL TV and during live UFC cable-TV broadcasts.

Florian said that recent injuries added to his decision to retire. “Fighting found me, and I’m a much better person because of it.” said Florian.

Florian made a debut in UFC in 2005 and started as a middleweight runner-up at the first season of “The Ultimate Fighter”. UFC President was the one who discovered him.

He fought in four different weight classes but spent most of his career as a lightweight fighter. For five years (2005-2010), Florian went 11-2 with 10 stoppages, losing only to Sean Sherk and B.J. Penn.

Florian bids the octagon goodbye, but his fans can catch him at UFC’s broadcast booth.

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