UFC vet Kenny Florian reportedly considering retirement due to back injury


  • Share on Tumblr
  • submit to reddit

(This story first ran at PressConnects.com) BALTIMORE — At 26 years old, UFC light-heavyweight champion Jon Jones admits it is difficult even for him to realize he could soon be considered the best fighter in the history of mixed martial arts. But it’s a reality (…)

view original article >>

Related News

  • 9 days ago
  • 33 views

UFC and Bellator veteran Roger Huerta will be looking to bounce back from the brutal soccer kick knockout, when he returns to the cage after a two-year absence at ONE FC: Reign of Champions. more

  • 27 days ago
  • 48 views

Dan Henderson may eventually return to the middleweight division, but the UFC light heavyweight said it’s not a done deal.Filed under: MMA Rumors, News, UFC more

  • 23 days ago
  • 19 views

Kenny Florian recently visited Pepperdine University to share the story of finding his passion, overcoming setbacks and the mindset needed to succeed at the highest level. Paul Gift was there and shares his message. Former UFC fighter, three-time title contender and current FOX commentator, Kenny Florian, is a man of many interests and talents. A quick look at his website reveals his thoughts on entertainment, food, health, observation, style, technology and travel. "The Hair," as we’ve come to more

  • 15 days ago
  • 31 views

Fight results from the regional circuit featuring big show veterans. Now operating in "Super Official Front Page Mode!" Another UFC-heavy weekend yields light action from name fighters on the regional circuit. Is this an actual strategy on the part of smaller promoters--avoiding spending the money on name fighters during a weekend that most people will be occupied by the UFC--or is it merely a coincidence? The July 4th holiday may have also played a factor. Insight/ideas into this are, of course more

  • 8 days ago
  • 31 views

Some disappointing news for fans hoping to see UFC fighter turned commentator Kenny Florian hit the mats next month. After Brazilian outlet Tatame reported Florian had been tabbed as one half of an intriguing 'secret match' at Metamoris 4 on Aug. 9, it doesn't appear to be happening. Metamoris Founder Ralek Gracie confirmed with MMA Fighting Monday evening that the report was false and that Florian would not be competing at the event. Alongside Abu Dhabi Combat Club and Metamoris 1 veteran Jeff more

  • 8 days ago
  • 30 views

Lots of action from around the world this weekend, featuring UFC, PRIDE, and Strikeforce veterans. This past weekend featured an array of solid of regional fights, beginning with the ubiquitous Brett Rogers's campaign through the Eastern European circuit. Rogers was headlining Moscow's Fight Nights: Battle 16 where he squared off with Magomed Malikov. Rogers, who was TKO'd in his last outing, seemed wary of letting his guard down against the heavy-handed Malikov and rather than throw hands he es more

  • 10 hours ago
  • 7 views

The Nevada State Athletic Commission today handed down a two-year suspension and other punishments to now-retired UFC fighter Chael Sonnen following a pair of failed UFC 175 drug tests.Filed under: Featured, News, UFC more

  • 29 days ago
  • 54 views

Can "Hendo" find success in a familiar place? It looks like Dan Henderson now has to watch his Popeye's Chicken intake if he wants to make weight for his next mixed martial arts (MMA) fight. On the heels of his loss to Daniel Cormier (video), the No. 2 ranked light heavyweight in the world at UFC 173 last month, Henderson has decided to drop back down to the middleweight division. "Hendo's" manager, Daniel Woirin, spilled the beans to MMA Fighting. Henderson hasn't competed in the 185-pound clas more

  • 25 days ago
  • 41 views

Due to a family emergency back home in Boston, Fightweets took a hiatus last week, during what happened to be a very busy period for mixed martial arts news. This week, I'm back, but MMA news-wise, it seems like everyone's basically talking about the World Cup instead. So if you'll indulge me, I've got a few items leftover from last week that I'd like to blab about, as well as a question or two about upcoming events. With that, then, on to your questions. Changes in Bellator @RuckerYeah: What is more