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MMA Junkie Radio #3273: UFC 276 preview, Kenny Florian interview, more

On Episode 3,273, the fellas are joined by special guest Kenny Florian to discuss the greatest division of all time in MMA. They also preview International Fight Week’s main attraction, UFC 276, and the fight night watch along. Tune in!. Stream or download this and all episodes of MMA...

Kenny Florian discusses what Taila Santos must do to beat Valentina Shevchenko at UFC 275: “Go in there early Wanderlei Silva style berserker mode”

Kenny Florian has given his thoughts on what Taila Santos needs to do in order to defeat Valentina Shevchenko. This Saturday night at UFC 275, Taila Santos faces the toughest test of her mixed martial arts career to date when she battles Valentina Shevchenko for the UFC women’s flyweight championship. While she may hold a 19-1 pro record with a four-fight win streak to her name, the 28-year-old hasn’t faced anyone quite like ‘Bullet’.

Kenny Florian Praises Bruce Souto’s Performance, Reflects on First PFL Challenger Series Show

Last Friday, Professional Fighters League introduced audiences to its latest format, the PFL Challenger Series. Out of eight contestants, one fighter secured a contract for the upcoming regular season. In the first event, Brazil’s Bruce Souto impressed the celebrity panelists and the fans at home thanks to a first-round knockout of Travis Davis with just 17 seconds left. One of the people who appreciated the finish was former Ultimate Fighting Championship title challenger Kenny Florian, who witnessed it from the PFL commentary booth.

Kenny Florian says the UFC slowly removed him from broadcasting gigs after he turned down a coaching position on TUF

Kenny Florian has claimed the UFC began removing him from broadcasting roles after he turned down a coaching role on The Ultimate Fighter. Following his retirement from active competition, former title challenger Kenny Florian became an even bigger part of the UFC family. He was regularly featured on a series of broadcasts by the promotion, usually in a commentary position. However, a few years ago, he slowly began to drop off the radar – prompting questions from the fanbase.

Kenny Florian thinks the UFC removed him after refusing The Ultimate Fighter gig

Kenny Florian believes that the UFC have pushed him away from commentary after he refused a coaching role on The Ultimate Fighter: Latin America. For a while, Kenny Florian seemed to be one of the main broadcasters for the UFC but for reasons unbeknownst to him, the UFC pushed him away.
MMA Fighting

Kenny Florian gives his understanding of why he is no longer on UFC broadcasts

Kenny Florian is once again thriving in a commentary role and proving there are other places to do so outside of the UFC. Florian, a longtime competitor, analyst and color commentator for the UFC has moved on to the PFL, where he offers his expertise, alongside fellow former competitors Sean O’Connell and Randy Couture.
MMA Fighting

The MMA Hour with Francis Ngannou, Tom Aspinall, Eric Nicksick and Kenny Florian

The Mixed Martial Arts Hour is back in your life! Below is a rundown of Monday’s show, which begins at 1 p.m. ET / 10 a.m. PT / 6 p.m. GMT. 1 p.m. ET: I recap another exciting weekend with UFC 270, including Francis Ngannou vs. Ciryl Gane and Deiveson Figueiredo vs. Brandon Moreno 3.

By The Numbers: Kenny Florian

Kenny Florian never won a major mixed martial arts championship, but his continued work as one of the sport’s best ambassadors cannot be overlooked. Florian burst on the global scene in 2005, when he reached the final on Season 1 of “The Ultimate Fighter” before bowing out of the competition in a technical knockout loss to Diego Sanchez. Nevertheless, he signed an Ultimate Fighting Championship contract soon after and remained with the organization for the rest of the career. Florian won 12 bouts inside the Octagon and made his last appearance at UFC 136, where he lost a five-round unanimous decision to Jose Aldo and failed in his bid to capture the undisputed featherweight crown. He currently serves as a cageside analyst for the Professional Fighters League.

UFC vet Kenny Florian crowns the best martial art for MMA

Kenny Florian is making his case for why Brazilian jiu-jitsu is unrivaled in the world of mixed martial arts (MMA). Florian currently serves as a commentator for Professional Fighters League (PFL). The three-time world title challenger picked up a wealth of knowledge during his time as an active fighter under the Ultimate Fighting Championship banner. Florian (14-6) caught up with SB Nation’s Combat Culture to rank 10 martial arts by effectiveness in MMA.

Kenny Florian: ‘We saw the best Jose Aldo’ ever at UFC 265

Kenny Florian says the new version of Jose Aldo is the improved version of the former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) Featherweight kingpin. Florian dropped a unanimous decision to Aldo — the then-defending UFC Featherweight champion — at UFC 136 in Oct. 2011. The former UFC analyst — who was released...

Kenny Florian praises “master of mixed martial arts” Jose Aldo for UFC career revival: “He will go down as one of the GOATs”

Kenny Florian praised his former opponent Jose Aldo, calling him a “master of mixed martial arts” for his UFC career resurgence at age 34. A year ago at this time, Aldo was riding a three-fight losing skid to Marlon Moraes, Alexander Volkanovski, and Petr Yan. It made some observers of the sport feel as though he was in a huge decline, especially after seeing him get brutally stopped by Yan at UFC 251. However, since that three-fight losing skid, Aldo has looked better than ever. Now established as a bantamweight, the former UFC featherweight champion has won his last two fights against top contenders Marlon Vera and Pedro Munhoz. He looks better than ever at 34 and recently called out TJ Dillashaw for a No. 1 contender fight at 135lbs.