Recently, UFC lightweight contender Kenny Florian has been making it well known that he wants to meet Roger “El Matador” Huerta next inside the octagon:
“Roger Huerta’s got a lot of juice right now. He’s a big name right now in the division and in the sport. And right now I’ve got a little win streak going, and I’d love to fight him. I think (Huerta’s) an exciting fighter, and those are the kind of fighters that I want to fight…And I think it would be an amazing fight for the fans. I don’t think there would be many arguments for saying the winner of that fight would be a No. 1 contender.”
Apparently Florian just may get his wish, as earlier in the week MMA Madness reported that Roger Huerta is scheduled to return to action in August at UFC 87 against a to-be-named opponent. Florian vs. Huerta is definitely a dream match up in my mind, but I guess we will have to wait and see if the powers that be make it a reality.
Fans will also get to see more of Kenny Florian at UFC 83, where he will be filling in for an absent Joe Rogan. It seems that Joe Rogan was committed to a previous engagement on that date, and so Florian will assume commentating duties alongside play-by-play announcer Mike Goldberg. This will be Florian’s second appearance in the broadcast booth following his commentating of The Ultimate Fighter 6 Finale’s main event between Huerta and Clay Guida.