Kenny Florian talks about improving his wrestling ahead of UFC 118Posted on July 12, 2010, 09:02 AM by Daniel Cassidy
With just a few weeks until he meets Gray Maynard, Lightweight contender Kenny Florian is working to improve on his wrestling. The winner of this match is expected to face the winner of Bj Penn vs Frankie Edgar, also on the same card. Despite having two previous title shots, Kenflo has never worn the belt. While Maynard's bread and butter is his wrestling back ground, Kenny is well known for his Muay Thai and striking, and will look to keep the udefeated Maynard standing.
Speaking to the Boston Herald, Kenny told them:
"My best striking performances have always been when I've been working with Peter (Welch) the most," Florian said. "Striking always comes from footwork and Peter really stresses that. It takes a little while to get it down but each training camp I see more and more improvements.
I feel that I've evolved a lot since the time when I fought another wrestler with similar skills, Sean Sherk. I feel that this is coming at a great time in my career," Florian said. "I'm ready for a challenge and I really consider it the biggest fight of my career, the biggest challenge of my career."
Florain vs Maynard will feature on the main card of UFC 118, set to go down on August 28, 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston, Massachusetts, United States.
Source: Boston Herald