UFC lightweight fighter Kenny Florian is currently preparing for undefeated fighter Gray ‘The Bully’ Maynard (9-0). Both fighters are scheduled to clash as part of the upcoming UFC 118 event on August 28th in Boston.
President of the UFC promotion, Dana White, expressed his thoughts on the Peruvian-American fighter . White admits that Florian always steps into the octagon with terrific game plans that help him win, only when it’s a non-title fight. He explains how Florian’s game plan sort of breaks when fighting for the belt due to a “title mental-blockage” he may be suffering from. Florian is just one fight away from acquiring his third opportunity for a chance at the UFC lightweight title.
Will Maynard acquire his tenth consecutive win and have his first crack at the title? Or will Florian give ‘The Bully’ his first loss and fight for the belt a third time?
From Dana White:
“I like the way Kenny Florian fights when he’s not fighting for a title. [He] comes in with a completely different game plan and fights not like Kenny Florian when he’s fighting for the title. I think he’s got a title mental-blockage. If Frankie beat B.J. again, yeah, that would probably be a good thing for Kenny. We’ll see how this whole thing shakes out.”