A Sendoff for KenFlo
STUDIO MMA, VENICE, CA — Yesterday, perennial UFC contender Kenny Florian [14-6-0 MMA, 12-5-0 UFC] retired from the sport, citing a nagging back injury that he incurred in his October 2011 title bout with UFC featherweight champion Jose Aldo. Florian, a finalist in The Ultimate Fighter 1, participated in numerous memorable fights, including battles with BJ Penn, Diego Sanchez, Sean Sherk, Jose Aldo, Gray Maynard, Diego Nunes, Takanori Gomi, Clay Guida, and Joe Lauzon. The 36-year-old is the only fighter in UFC history to appear in four — yes four — weight classes: featherweight, lightweight, welterweight, and middleweight.
UFC.com has posted a retrospective on the Massachusetts native and former Boston College soccer standout, which you can read here.