MMA Kenny Florian...possible future LW contender?

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  1. Sammo

    Sammo New Member

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    Yeah, he already fought Sherk for the title. But before he did, I think we can all agree it was a bit of a joke.

    After going for 5 rounds with Sherk and dominating Mishijima, I think it's possible he could actually be one of the top guys in the UFC in a couple years. No joke.
     
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    he did look great against Mishijima though
     
  3. Sammo

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    did Evan Shoman do a Florian art piece yet? time for him to bust out the pencils :bowdown:
     
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    Contender? Maybe. Elite? I have my doubts.
     
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    Troof

     
  6. chechen

    chechen Brazilian Jiu Jitsu OT Supporter

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    hes alright.. lots of other lightweights i care about more
     
  7. MyLittleAirport

    MyLittleAirport OT Supporter

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    Yeah, I can probably name 10-15 other LW's that would be a force in a couple years mainly cause the LW talent pool is so deep.
     
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    :werd: Edgar, Huerta, Griffin, Guida, Fisher just off the top of my head....
     
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    I believe Stevens might be in the top mix as well. Since dropping to LW he has looked pretty good and he is strong as hell.
     
  11. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    agreed, i had to eat my words on him too many times now, he is actually a solid LW (i think he could drop to FW and probably beat Faber).


    but give me a fuckign break, what has florian done? lasted 5 rounds with a cripple (and was dominated), beat mishijima (horribly overrated), his only respectable win was over sam stout who had virtually no ground game at the time.

    Florian is a bum.
     
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    hermes ftw
     
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    fuck no
     
  14. Sylva

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    He got DOMINATED by someone with one GOOD arm that also had more blood flowing out of them than if they had an IV in his fucking head. So no I don't think he'll be a contender. Good gatekeeper, but contender, no.
     
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    I like Kenny, but I kinda agree with you.
     
  16. Mountain Dude

    Mountain Dude Here it comes, and there it goes, another day in d

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    I really feel that none of the guys currently contending can beat Sherk, nobody in the 155 is strong enough to knock him out, or strong enough to contain him on the ground or defend his take downs.
     
  17. Sammo

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    my old instructor actually trains with Kenny down in boston now.

    I think that Kenny's striking is pretty good, but his takedown defense not so much. Because of that, taking on sherk will be difficult. The only people I can see beating sherk right now (like potentially dominate him) are Bj Penn and maybe Joe stevenson.
     
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    He should just be glad that judges dont count face intimidation factor as a means to assign points. But yeah, he's definitely got potential, but i never see him as holding the belt.
     
  20. Shrug

    Shrug Die in a Kimbo fight

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    not really, kit cope was a decent fighter too. Shows he can be competent vs an established striker.
     
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    Kit Cope is not a decent MMA fighter. He's a good Thai ONLY fighter. He SUCKS at mma.
     
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    Florian is underrated by most because of the TUF stigma, but against Sherk he would lose 9 out of 10 times as long as Sherk didn't lose via cut.

    Sherk is just too strong for Florian, he can muscle out of kimuras from Florian all day, most other submissions too probably.
     
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    in for edgar- i liked him alot in the griffen fight.
     
  24. checkii

    checkii ฝรั่งตาน้ำข้าว

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    wow, Cope fucking blows. He isnt even a good MT fighter, he's all fuckign hype, he can be champion of master toddy's gym all he wants, fact is he has never really done much in MT, and is terrible in MMA. (i will give him some credit on that attempted gogo on razor rob though)
     
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    when is Florian's next leap?
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