UFC lightweight fighter Kenny Florian was excited to get past Clay Guida at UFC 107 this past weekend. This puts Florian right back on the map as he gradually works his way up in the lightweight division. Despite his UFC 101 loss to BJ Penn, Florian continues to show how good of a fighter he is in his weight class as he submits Guida after a terrific stand-up performance.
Florian breaks down his UFC 107 bout, explaining what he wanted to display for his fans and his quest for another shot at the title. He talks about the improvement with his stand-up game and thanks George St. Pierre’s training camp which included Tristar coach Firas Zahabi.
From Kenny Florian:
“[It] was my night. Clay Guida is a phenomenal fighter. I wanted to go out there and take my time. Peter Welch and Firas Zahabi really improved my striking. I’m trying to get better, I want another shot at the title. I wanted to get in there and trade a little bit and put on a good show for the fans, and really implement my game. I wanted to be aggressive and get back to being the Kenny Florian that people know me for. That was kind of the theme for this fight. It was an elbow that really cut him very bad inside. The key really was mixing it up on Clay. I was able to do that and I caught him with a nice elbow that cut him open and rocked him, and the finisher was a strike that set up the big right hook. It was a short right hook that caught him right on the button. He went face-first into the canvas and I knew it was my time to capitalize.”